Hydrogen Innovation Initiative Demonstration 23-24

Companies can apply for up to £50k to trial technology related to the production, conversion, distribution or end use of hydrogen

The Opportunity

Hydrogen presents a huge opportunity for UK to build new supply chains, targeting the $2.5trillion global hydrogen market by 2050.

The Hydrogen Innovation Initiative (HII) has been created as a strategic national programme to make hydrogen work for the UK and ensure that we seize this opportunity.

Connected Places Catapult, acting as a partner of the HII, is looking to procure results from near term demonstrations, and has allocated a budget of up to £50,000 per project to contribute to the costs of the demonstration activities. In exchange, Connected Places Catapult and HII partners will be entitled to widely disseminate the results from the demonstration activities.

This high TRL demonstration must cover 2 or more of:

  • Hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen conversion
  • Hydrogen distribution
  • Hydrogen end use.

The demonstration needs to be in the latter stages of planning, with a consortium of funded and suitable partners already engaged. The demonstration activity and reporting should be complete by November 2024.

There will be a requirement for the applicant to submit a demonstration methodology and deliver an end of project report, which HII partners will publish, to help disseminate the learnings from the demonstration to the wider hydrogen supply chain. HII partners would encourage applicants to also articulate any specific requests for further support from HII partners which could support this demonstration (for example, developing material data sets in collaboration with this demonstration).


Your business must:

  • Have a UK-registered address
  • Be in the latter stages of planning a high TRL (5-7) hydrogen demonstrator.’
  • Be willing to attend regular online meetings with HII partners, and any final showcase of demonstration activities in person, to be discussed in due course.

Companies have until midday on 12 January 2024 to apply.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Raj Ragiwala.