H2UB is Europe’s leading Open Innovation Platform for the whole hydrogen value chain.

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founders with companies, investors and research institutes to successfully develop and launch innovative hydrogen ideas.

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scalable start-ups in the ecosystem


strategic & innovative partners

At our events, we offer hydrogen start-ups and companies the opportunity to discuss relevant topics, network and exchange ideas. In addition to our own events, we organize delegation tours, trade fair participations and networking events.

The HYDROVERSE CONVENTION by H2UB is the biggest hydrogen start-up innovation event in Europe, focusing on start-up innovation, venture building, implementation of innovative hydrogen technologies, financing and funding, recruitment and more. For last year’s (and first) installment, more than 350 hydrogen experts gathered in Essen, Germany.

In our accelerator programs, H2 start-ups benefit from compact, focused and customized individual and group coaching sessions with mentors and industry experts. The content is challenge-driven and highly individualized. We tailor the programs to meet the unique needs of each start-up. Once the programs are over, we continue to deliver support through events, intros and matchings with corporate partners and investors.

As a think tank, we contribute to expert discussions on the further development of the hydrogen market. In our study “Mind the Gap: Navigating the Investment Landscape of Hydrogen Start-Ups”, we investigated patterns of venture funding of hydrogen start-ups in Europe and the US. With everyone in the hydrogen industry talking about the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act, we have taken a close look at how much is being invested, when, where, by whom, and in what funds.

For our corporate partners, we offer access to hydrogen innovations and an active exchange with creative minds in the industry. Further benefits for corporate partners include strengthening their H2 market position and visibility for upcoming talents, having a seat at the H2UB advisory board and being part of a shared #HYDROVERSE knowledge community.

Corporate Partner Benefits


For our corporate partners, we scout, source, select, and support start-ups to deliver innovative solutions to decarbonize business operations and maximize efficiency. Read what they say about working with us.

We can only succeed and develop new technologies and business concepts by collaborating with the corresponding parties from science, research and industry. In our view, H2UB offers the ideal platform to achieve these goals.

Christian Scheller

DILO Armaturen und Anlagen GmbH, CEO

To succeed in an emerging field like hydrogen, it is crucial to leverage structures, access real insights and to identify the truly relevant players and partners: big or small, agile or experienced. I am very happy that H2UB, through its ever-growing ecosystem and acceleration programs, has become a true hub in the hydrogen space.

Dr. Sebastian Vogel

RWE Generation SE, Director Hydrogen Global Strategy & Business Growth (photo credit: Andre Laaks/RWE AG)

Digital solutions are needed to efficiently shape and accelerate the transformation of the energy system. Together with our global network of experts, partners and start-ups, we bring the digitalization of the hydrogen economy to the next level. I believe effective collaboration and knowledge exchange with our clients and ecosystem of partners is fundamental to delivering true business value.

Anja Runte

CGI Germany, Senior Consultant

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Our team

Dedicated to the success of H2 start-ups, fueled by passion for hydrogen.
It is our ambition to strengthen the innovative power of the European hydrogen economy for a climate friendly and defossilized future. We want to offer great services to our start-ups and partners. Our start-ups are our potential.

Uwe Kerkmann


Achmed Junusov


Susanne Goergens

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Dr. Aljoscha Frede

Corporate Ecosystem

Moritz Glettenberg

Strategy & Ecosystem

Marius Dainora

Community & Project Assistant

Yash Awatade

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Robin Ibing

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Carolin Nickel

Events & Projects

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