UK-EU Hydrogen Summit, Brussels, 1st & 2nd July 2024

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EU-UK Hydrogen Summit 2.0, Brussels 1 and 2 July 2024

Following the success of our recent hydrogen summit in London, a follow-up event, Hydrogen Summit 2.0: Developing closer UK, EU & International Relations to Deliver the Net Zero Hydrogen Economy, organized by the Energy Research Accelerator and HyDEX. This event will take place on 1 and 2 July 2024 in Brussels.

Event Details:

  • Date: 1 & 2 July 2024
  • Time: 14:00 to 17:30 Monday 1 July; 09:00-13:00 Tuesday 2 July
  • Location: Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

This invitation-only event will gather key stakeholders from across the EU, UK, and internationally, including policymakers, funders, regulators, innovators, researchers, and industry leaders. We will build upon the discussions initiated in London, aiming to deepen our exploration of the collaborative path forward in developing the net-zero carbon hydrogen economy.

Outline programme and objectives
Key Objectives:

  • To share best policy, funding and collaboration practice, including the hydrogen valley concept
  • To identify and address hurdles to collaboration, and chart a roadmap to overcome them.
  • To discuss core European hydrogen policy and steps for strengthening international cooperation.
  • To foster closer international collaboration vital for accelerating the growth of versatile, clean hydrogen.

Mon 1st July, 14:00 – 17:30

  • Hydrogen beyond borders: a key renewable in delivering the energy transition
  • UK’s Commitment to Net Zero
  • Europe’s Commitment in fostering International Collaboration
  • Hydrogen Valleys – their critical role in the energy transition journey

Tues 2nd July 09:00 – 13:00

  • Financing and Funding: streamlining funding and creating a business case for a hydrogen economy
  • Policy Frameworks: aligning regulatory processes
  • 7. Workforce Development, Just Transition and Fostering Public Acceptance
  • 8. Next steps, calls to action & recommendation

Findings from the previous summit

HyDEX and the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) organized the UK-EU Hydrogen Summit on 30th April in London, pooling collective expertise to accelerate the transition to a hydrogen economy. If you missed the first event, here’s a brief recap of the key takeaways and insights shared by industry leaders and experts:

The Evolution of Hydrogen: From its humble beginnings to its pivotal role in global research and innovation, hydrogen has witnessed a rapid transformative journey. With initiatives like the EU’s Horizon Europe and the UK’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund, hydrogen’s importance has soared, marking a new era of collaboration and innovation.

UK’s Commitment to Net Zero: The UK’s ambitious net zero investment roadmap underscores its dedication to advancing the hydrogen economy. With significant investments and policy frameworks, the UK is poised to be one of the leaders of the charge towards a sustainable future.

EU’s Resolute Commitment: The European Green Deal and initiatives like the Clean Hydrogen Partnership highlight the EU’s unwavering dedication to fostering hydrogen innovation. Collaboration with UK counterparts is crucial for driving progress in this arena.

International Collaboration: A key message highlighted the significance of international partnerships and collaboration, particularly with key players like Germany. Building strong ties and sharing best practices is essential for accelerating the hydrogen economy globally.

Project Highlights: Our experts shared valuable insights into groundbreaking projects like HyNET and Tees Green Hydrogen. These projects not only demonstrate the feasibility of hydrogen but also pave the way for large-scale adoption.

Policy Frameworks and Funding: Policy wise the EU’s extensive funding programs were outlined, including Horizon Europe and the Clean Hydrogen Partnership, which are instrumental in driving hydrogen innovation across various sectors.

Workforce Development and Just Transition: Discussions emphasized the importance of workforce development and ensuring a just transition for workers and communities dependent on high-emission industries.

Future Outlook: With promising developments like the Hydrogen Valley in the Netherlands and Germany’s H2Global strategy, the future of hydrogen looks bright. However, challenges need to be overcome, including securing public acceptance, streamlining funding processes, aligning regulatory processes and fostering international collaboration.

At the EU-UK Hydrogen Summit 2.0 as we delve deeper into these topics, address how we can collaborate to overcome the challenges, and chart the course for a hydrogen-powered future.


July 1 @ 2:00 pm
July 2 @ 1:00 pm


Conference Hall, Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels
Rue Froissart 95
Brussels, 1040 Brussels Belgium
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