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We regularly organize events and event series on relevant topics from the hydrogen industry. The various formats offer hydrogen start-ups a stage to present themselves and our partners an opportunity to share their expertise in hydrogen projects, start-up financing, procurement of resources and much more. Through this (knowledge) exchange, the H2UB network connects and all members can benefit from each other. Here you’ll find an overview of our scheduled and past events. Other interesting hydrogen events can be found here:

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H2UB Deep Dive #3

“How to find the money for H2 innovation”

08.07.2022 | YouTube Live

Developing hydrogen innovations is an expensive undertaking in a market that does not exist yet. It requires start-ups to win the right investors and collect public funding. In our upcoming H2UB Deep Dive #3 “How to find the money for H2 innovation” we’ll provide an overview of the different financing options for start-ups – public funding, corporate and private venture capital. Join us for our virtual live session on 8th of July, 10am.

The speakers

Sebastian Hanny-Busch

Senior Product Specialist public funding, Consulting Center Business Development, NRW.BANK

Dr. Maximilian Bock

Investment Manager hardware, High-Tech Gründerfonds

Marc Weßling


Yair Reem

Extantia Capital

H2UB start-up meetup – Legal framework


In our Start-up Meetup in April, our expert Tanja Dr. Bendele, LL.M. from RUHR-IP Patentanwälte gave us a great overview of the world of law and answered many questions about patents, IP and NDA for our start-ups.  If you also want to know what Donald Duck, a sunken ship and tennis balls have to do with it, you should definitely register for our next Start-up Meetup. Thanks to our participants for joining!

H2UB Deep Dive #2

“How to develop isolated hydrogen pilots into a connected ecosystem”

08.04.2022 | YouTube Live

Available now as stream on demand: On April 8th we hosted our 2nd “H2UB DeepDive – Exploring the hydrogen Start-up economy”. Join us on our journey to understand “How to develop isolated hydrogen pilots into a connected ecosystem”.

The speakers

Frank Sent

Director Consulting Expert,

Martijn Frints

VP Consulting Expert,

Duygu Yavuz-Hofer

Head of Masterplan Ruhr,

Nils Kretschmar

Head of Sales and Service Management,
Open Grid Europe

H2UB start-up meetup – Funding and Financing


In our discussions with start-ups, financing was often raised as particularly interesting topic which is why we wanted to deepen the conversation about it in a H2UB Start-up Meetup. We had a rich and fruitful discussion with various perspectives and the different experience levels helped to understand the financial adventure hydrogen start-ups go through and how they can successfully master it. 

Thanks to valuable contributions by Nikola Viktorov (ecogenium), Berat Gider (NRW.Bank), Sonya Davidson (H2 Energy Now), Maximilian Wack and Silas Hofmann (HTM), Phillip Reisenberg (PMR Tech) and James Ringshall (HiiROC). 

H2UB Deep Dive #1

“Start-ups in the European hydrogen economy – status and challenges”

04.03.2022 | YouTube Live

Available now as stream on demand: What is the status quo of the H2 start-up ecosystem in Europe and what does it need to continue to grow quickly and successfully? We talked about this with Dr. Klemens Gaida (1stMOVER Management GmbH), Maximilian Wack (HTM – Hydro Technology Motors), Phillip Reisenberg (PMR Tech ) and our partners Ralf Werner (OGE), Frank Sent (CGI) and Daniel Adler (EWG – Essener Wirtschaftsförderung) in the first H2UB Deep Dive on the topic of “Start-ups in the European hydrogen economy – status and challenges”. Watch now:

The speakers

Maximilian Wack

HTM Hydro Technology Motors (hydrogen car)

Phillip Reisenberg

PMR Tech (hydrogen-oxygen gas generators)

Luca Hillebrand

Rejool (hydrogen compressors)

Dr. Klemens Gaida


Frank Sent

Director Consulting Expert,

Ralf Werner

Open Grid Europe

Daniel Adler

Head of Innovation Unit,
EWG Essener Wirtschaftsförderung

H2UB start-up meetup


At the startup meetup, the startups not only get to know the H2UB, but also like-minded pioneers from the hydrogen startup scene. The Wonder session was about how the H2UB, as a networker of the hydrogen economy, will offer startups added value. One thing is clear: hydrogen startups have different needs than startups from other ecosystems. More research effort, more investment needs, closer exchange with the hydrogen scene. We want to do that more with this format for our startups. Topic-specific impulses on financing, legal, marketing & sales are to follow at the next meetups.

H2UB event
“Hydrogen Mobility”


In about 2 hours, exciting keynote speeches were given by industry representatives and experts from the mobility sector on the future of hydrogen. The lectures were streamed live online, so participation was possible from anywhere. You can watch the exciting lectures and discussions again in the following YouTube video:

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