HyDEX is designed to address a market failure and challenge: How do you rapidly build a new business, industrial and manufacturing sector when very little exists already?
HyDEX will support and foster the creation of a new hydrogen industrial economy in the Midlands. This will be achieved by working with SMEs, established Midlands-based and UK commercial partners, and multinationals to accelerate innovation, build markets and support the required skills transition.
HyDEX is a three-year programme with eight universities which are all associated with the Midlands-based Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). Each partner is making their hydrogen facilities, research capabilities and expertise available to businesses in order to accelerate innovation in hydrogen.