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At this event, we will be celebrating the success of the HyDEX programme in bringing together academic, businesses, local authority and policy makers to support the development of a Hydrogen Economy in the Midlands.

After launching in 2022, the Research England HyDEX programme is coming to a close in December, having supported over 50 companies with their training needs, supporting 12 micro/start-up companies to further develop hydrogen technologies, over £100 million of funding has been secured for hydrogen projects by our university partners and more than 50 events delivered across the Midlands and beyond.

We will be hearing from those who have collaborated and innovated with us as part of the programme to showcase and celebrate their success. We will then look to the future, beyond HyDEX, to explore hydrogen developments in the Midlands. The day will also provide opportunities for networking to meet familiar faces and form new collaborations.

Agenda: (subject to change)
9:30 -10.00: Registration and networking

10.00- 10:30: Welcome – Celebrating HyDEX
Rounding up the HyDEX activities of each university partners or send 1 slide to Sharon including a slide with some figures e.g. x businesses engaged)

10:30 –10:45: Launching the EU-policy report, Nick King, HyDEX / ERA

10:45 – 11:45: Hydrogen Innovators (presentation of 3 Innovation Funded projects with Q&A)

Confirmed:

  • Sabin Nair, Origin 21
  • Amir (Aston University) / Kerry McLaughlin (Nium)
  • Martin (Green coordinate)

11:45 – 12:15: Refreshments and Networking break

12:15 – 1:15: HyDEX Skills
Student interns and/or micro-internship businesses

1:15– 2:00: Lunch and Networking

2:00 – 2:45: Keynote: The future of Hydrogen in the Midlands (Will Morledge, East Midlands Combined Authority)

2:45- 3:30: Panel: The future of Hydrogen in the Midlands

Session chair: Faye McAnulla
Panellists: Will Morlidge, Kelly Manders (Cadent), Martin Freer, TBC

3:30 – 4:00: Closing remarks – Beyond: The HyDEX legacy

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