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The demand for hydrogen in the UK has been increasing significantly over the past few years, and this trend is only expected to continue. For those in the UK, it is anticipated that 250-460 TWh of hydrogen may be needed by 2050. This is driven by various factors, including the government’s commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and the increasing adoption of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. As a result, the opportunity within hydrogen and sustainable transport technologies is huge, and the market size for hydrogen in the United Kingdom is expected to witness considerable growth. Similarly, the forecasted increase of investment in hydrogen infrastructure and the development of new production technologies is expected to boost market growth both domestically and internationally.
Led by our Hydrogen & Sustainable Transport Economy Accelerator Sector Manager, Dr Yuchen Gu, this one-hour session will dive into the key market trends you need to be aware of in the Hydrogen space.
Joining us will be Gillian Montanaro from Innovate UK Business Growth, who will be speaking about the Global Business Innovation Programme. She will be highlighting the support available from the Edge Team for start-ups and SMEs exploring global markets associated with hydrogen and sustainable transport, and, their adjacent sectors.
Also speaking will be Stuart McKnight, Founder and CEO of Suiso, a start-up hydrogen company. Stuart will discuss Susio’s business journey so far, introducing their novel hydrogen technology, as well as how they pioneer various markets around the world.
A follow-on panel discussion, featuring Abdul Chowdhury, will explore some of the opportunities within the hydrogen space right now, and the trends we’re expecting to see over the next five to ten years.
Dr Yuchen Gu, Sector Manager, Hydrogen & Sustainable Transport Economy Accelerator, SETsquared
Yuchen oversees the industry-academia liaison, R&D project consortia-building, and bid development support to the Hydrogen & Sustainable Transport Economy Accelerator programme. He has a technical background in advanced engineering and has over 10 years of experience in supporting industry-focused research. He is dedicated to helping SMEs with their R&D road mapping and business acceleration via fundraising in both the public and private sectors.
Gillian Montanaro, Innovation Growth Specialist,to Innovate UK Business Growth
As an Innovation & Growth Specialist for the Innovate UK Business Growth programme, Gillian works to help innovative businesses to overcome growth barriers, scale, and become investment & funding ready. Enabling companies to revamp their business strategy, internationalise, boost sales through new marketing initiatives, introduce customer-centric design principles and much more.
Gillian’s experience also spans 20 years of marketing, sales, and brand management experience, both in the UK and internationally, from financial services to industrial products, to dental and underwater robotics. Her claim to fame is that she was part of a four-person team that launched the UK’s first Internet bank.
Matt is part of the Innovate UK team in the SW and helps deliver the to Business Growth service to SMEs. He sits within a group of specialist advisers that support businesses with their funding and finance, drawing upon his experience in seed stage investment. He’s currently supporting four female founders as part of Innovate UK’s Unlocking Potential programme, and he also works part-time at West of England Combined Authority where he leads a new regional scaleup initiative.
Stuart McKnight, CEO of Suiso Ltd
A graduate engineer and serial entrepreneur, Stuart has worked with technology businesses for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience of working with businesses at all sectors and stages of their development, from start-up through to exit.
Stuart is co-founder and CEO of Suiso – a developer of a breakthrough microwave-driven pyrolysis process which generates Hydrogen by decarbonising Natural/Bio Gas. It plans to deliver shipping container sized Hydrogen generators, with a capacity to provide of up to 1,000kg of Hydrogen daily.
Abul Chowdhury, Business Development Manager, Actuation Lab
Abul Chowdhury is the Business Development Manager of Actuation Lab, a Bristol-based R&D company developing leak-free valve technology for hydrogen. Abul’s primary focus is on creating value and developing new opportunities within both regional and global markets, particularly within the hydrogen chain. Abul’s strategic approach also encompasses the exploration of other Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) developments, fostering innovative solutions in the realm of clean energy
Funded by the West of England Combined Authority, the Hydrogen Sustainable Transport Economy Accelerator will be based at the IAAPS facility at the Bristol & Bath Science Park.
The new package of innovation, investment, and growth support for start-ups and SMEs in the sector, includes access to our online community via the Innovation Platform, as well as networking opportunities, one-to-one clinics with advisors and academics in the field, and access to collaborative research and development.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation and sustainability.
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