Platform launched to connect hydrogen start-ups


Startupbootcamp has unveiled a new world-first global platform, H2 StartupBase, which maps the world of hydrogen start-ups.

On 28 May, at the launch of the Greater Geelong Hydrogen Technology Cluster – which Startupbootcamp is leading – it outlined how the platform will help to accelerate and connect hydrogen start-ups locally, nationally and internationally with projects and customers. It already features over 3,500 hydrogen related start-ups and organisations from around the world and will continue growing in future.

Startupbootcamp is leading work on the Greater Geelong Cluster, which is one of the 13 regional Hydrogen Technology Clusters announced by National Energy Resources Australia, as it looks to establish a national Australia Hydrogen Cluster Network. It will look to identify collaboration opportunities and projects, with the cluster focusing on helping decarbonise sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, energy and transportation to create a market for hydrogen.

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, said: “Industries like hydrogen from renewables have huge potential, not only to boost power supply and reliability, but to create jobs locally and tackle climate change globally. Our four Regional Hydrogen Technology Clusters will enable Victoria to take the lead in developing a hydrogen industry that will benefit the state’s regional economies such as Greater Geelong.”