The Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix is a science and engineering programme where secondary school pupils design, engineer and build their own hydrogen fuel cell-powered Remote Control car and test it during a 4-hour race.
The Hydrogen Grand Prix (H2GP) provides a hands-on experience in the fields of renewable energy, hydrogen, and fuel cell technology for students between the ages of 13 to 19. The 4-8 months unique educational programme focuses on engineering, problem definition, problem solving and teamwork.
From the earliest conceptual stages to maintaining and repairing their car during the race, students are in control of every step of the process, providing an immersive experience that captures the excitement of real-world science and engineering endeavours.
The H2GP programme helps students to be the problem-solve, connect with the automotive industry, and learn about renewable energy technology solutions.
The H2GP programme in the UK is being supported by HyDEX and the Energy Research Accelerator (a partnership of Midlands based universities) as part of our objective to develop interest and skills in hydrogen technologies. We are keen to work with schools that would like to be involved in this innovative programme.
The H2 Grand Prix programme is designed to link with the National Curriculum. It also helps to inspire pupils to develop an interest in science and understand the opportunities available in high skilled engineering careers.
Several universities are also involved in the H2GP programme, providing expertise and mentoring, and your pupils will have the opportunity to work with them as well as with business sponsors of the programme.
Watch the H2GP Australian Grand Prix final 2023