Network Partner

Hydrogen Europe

Hydrogen Europe is the European association representing the interest of the hydrogen industry and its stakeholders and promoting hydrogen as an enabler of a zero-emission society.

With more than 400+ members, including 25+ EU regions and 30+ national associations, we encompass the entire value chain of the European hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem. Our vision is to propel global carbon neutrality by accelerating European hydrogen industry.

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Startup Verband

Startups are the driving force of our future economy. Visionary founders have the courage to implement their great ideas. We support these entrepreneurs by representing their interests in the world of politics and business, as well as in the wider public. We organize debates on the key issues facing the courageous players within the startup ecosystem and make sure these topics get put on the political agenda.

Our network enables dialog on an equal footing between startups, established companies and the political world. We transfer knowledge and experience from one generation of founders to the next and bring the startup culture inside SMEs and large corporations.

We want to make Germany and Europe a place that welcomes startups, rewards those who are willing to take risks and provides the best conditions for today’s innovative pioneers to succeed. We are guided by the vision of an open, equal and progress-oriented society.

Start-Up Nation Central

Start-Up Nation Central is the prime driver and facilitator of Israeli innovation that boosts business growth and generates impact. Established in 2013, Start-Up Nation Central Central is a non-profit organization that strengthens Israel’s innovation ecosystem and connects it to global challenges and stakeholders. Immersed in the Israeli technology ecosystem, we identify technological sectors with high growth potential and help them to scale.

Our unique position as an independent NGO enables us to create mutually beneficial outcomes for both our partners in the Israeli innovation ecosystem and our international partners from both the public and private sectors.


NRW.Energy4Climate is North Rhine-Westphalia’s state-based organisation for energy and climate protection. It brings together expertise and resources in the four sectors with the highest emissions: energy, industry, heat and buildings, and mobility. Collectively, they account for more than 90 per cent of NRW’s greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to accelerate the transformation process across all sectors, allowing North Rhine-Westphalia to become climate-neutral as quickly as possible and, at the same time, to strengthen its position as a future location for industry and services. For more information, please visit


Ready. Steady. Grow. – Discover new possibilities for your business

NRW.Global Business, the trade and investment agency of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), offers you tailor-made services for your business – in NRW and worldwide.

You want to invest in Germany’s No. 1 investment location? Then we are your partner to support you in your investment projects and settlement in NRW. We will accompany your project confidentially – from initial contact to successful completion and beyond.

Or do you want to open up new markets or network with international business partners? With our foreign trade fair program and delegation trips, we support small and medium-sized companies from NRW on their path to international growth markets.


BRYCK is an innovation hub & future factory in Essen, Ruhr area.
We are focused on the fields of `Livable Cities` & Healthcare and offer startup programs, co-working & community, events and co-innovation projects.

We empower and inspire innovators and entrepreneurs to successfully realize their ideas, solutions, and venture. Collaboration is at the heart of our mission. We amplify what is already successful and co-create what is still needed.


The Gas- und Wärme-Institut Essen e.V. (GWI) is an independent research institute that has been shaping the energy issues of the future for many decades.

The GWI works on the H2 value chain from generation to transport to end use in overall system analyses and individual investigations. In addition to feasibility and potential studies, experimental investigations on H2 use of end applications in the heat and industrial sector are carried out at the GWI. The spectrum ranges from test stands for small fuel cells with outputs of less than 1 kW to semi-industrial high-temperature test stands up to 1.3 MW.

decarbXpo (Messe Düsseldorf)

Messe Düsseldorf expands ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE into an Expo for Decarbonised Industries. The new format will be held from 20 to 22 September 2022 at the Düsseldorf trade fair centre in parallel with the world-leading trade fair glasstec. Along with a variety of storage solutions, it offers the industrial and commercial sectors a range of products and solutions, along with consultation, for decarbonisation that has never been seen before. The solid progress of this trade fair reflects the revolution in industry, politics, NGOs and society in general.

f-cell (Messe Stuttgart)

hy-fcell is where the hydrogen and fuel cell community meets to discuss technological advances, transfer knowledge and tap into international markets. Whether Stuttgart, Shanghai, Vancouver or Riyadh, attendees and exhibitors benefit from the international conference and trade fair expertise of Messe Stuttgart, Germany! As a partner of hy-fcell, you can showcase your company worldwide at one of our events or as part of a German Pavilion at FC Expo or EVS36. Meet us to discuss your opportunities.

Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches

The DVGW is a recognized standardization body for the gas and water industry, a centre for technical and scientific know-how in the gas and water sectors and an initiator and promoter of research projects and innovations. The DVGW has been the competence network for all questions related to gas and water supply – for more than 160 years. Committed to serving the public interest DVGW works to assure the highest level of safety and quality in provision of natural gas and fresh water to the public. Learn more about our full range of activities.

HZwo e.V.

The innovation cluster is Saxony’s competence center for all aspects of fuel cells and green hydrogen and manages a comprehensive value creation network in the Free State. HZwo provides the participating players with early access to future sales markets and thus a technological edge in order to sustainably secure Saxony’s future as a high-tech location.