Could your pupils build a car for the Hydrogen Grand Prix?

Finalists at the Hydrogen Grand Prix

Finalists at last year’s Hydrogen Grand Prix

Design, Build, Race!
The Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix is a science and engineering programme where secondary school pupils design, engineer and build their own hydrogen fuel cell-powered Remote Control car and test it during a 4-hour race.

The Hydrogen Grand Prix (H2GP) provides a hands-on experience in the fields of renewable energy, hydrogen, and fuel cell technology for students between the ages of 13 to 19. The 4-8 months unique educational programme focuses on engineering, problem definition, problem solving and teamwork.

From the earliest conceptual stages to maintaining and repairing their car during the race, students are in control of every step of the process, providing an immersive experience that captures the excitement of real-world science and engineering endeavours.

The H2GP programme helps students to be the problem-solve, connect with the automotive industry, and learn about renewable energy technology solutions.

Why get involved?
The H2GP programme in the UK is being supported by HyDEX and the Energy Research Accelerator (a partnership of Midlands based universities) as part of our objective to develop interest and skills in hydrogen technologies. We are keen to work with schools that would like to be involved in this innovative programme.

The H2 Grand Prix programme is designed to link with the National Curriculum. It also helps to inspire pupils to develop an interest in science and understand the opportunities available in high skilled engineering careers.

Several universities are also involved in the H2GP programme, providing expertise and mentoring, and your pupils will have the opportunity to work with them as well as with business sponsors of the programme.

Programme Timeline
• The Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix programme will run in a minimum of 10 secondary schools as a curriculum or after school educational programme. It can be run with a full class of students or a smaller team.
• The programme will commence between October 2023 and February 2024
• It will culminate during the UK H2GP Finals between April-June 2024.
• The winning team from the UK will be invited to compete in the world finals in Las Vegas in 2024.

More details about the programme can be found in this document.

The form for the school grant application can be found here.

Interested in taking part?

If your school is interested in taking part in the Hydrogen Grand Prix (H2GP), or if you are at a company that wants to sponsor the competition, please email Nick King at HyDEX for more information.