Providing knowledge exchange to support low carbon R&I with Scottish companies in the green hydrogen economy
The Hydrogen Innovation Programme (HIP) offers Scottish
businesses access to project funding to work with Scottish universities on
projects that create products and services in support of the green hydrogen economy.
Businesses can also access a wider portfolio of support services.
The Hydrogen Innovation Programme offers Scottish companies access to resources including project funding to work with Scottish universities on innovation projects to develop technologies in support of the hydrogen economy.
We welcome applications from Scottish companies of any size, or non-Scottish companies who have or want to establish a base in Scotland.
We are looking to fund technologies that will support a green hydrogen economy, for example:
Businesses must contribute a minimum of 30% of the total project costs. This can be an “in-kind” or cash contribution.
Funding up to £10,000 is available to support collaborative R&I projects with a Scottish university. Funding is awarded to proposals that clearly outline an innovative technical solution that can be successfully commercialised in support of the hydrogen economy.
Yes, we are able to offer a range of support services to businesses. This includes signposting to alternative funding sources, introductions and connections to business partners, support with writing grant applications, and general guidance.
Check your eligibility: You need to be a business (of any size) with a base in Scotland.
Submit an expression of interest: Fill out the following form to register your interest and start the process.
Introduction meeting: Our Hydrogen Business Development Manager will contact you to discuss your expression of interest and confirm whether it is eligible for funding from us.
Identifying an academic research partner: If your expression of interest is eligible for funding, our Hydrogen Business Development Manager will support you in identifying a suitable academic research partner from one of the 14 Scottish universities who are members of ETP’s research alliance.
Application development and submission: The Hydrogen Business Development Manager will support you and your research partner to complete and submit the funding application form.
Application assessment: Your application will be assessed by us and the Scottish Government, who fund the Hydrogen Innovation Programme. If approved, you’ll be awarded the requested funding amount and can start work with your academic partner.
If you would like to make an enquiry about you can access support from HIP, please contact us and our Hydrogen Business Development Manager will get back to you as soon as possible.
This Programme has gratefully been made possible by the Scottish Government
ETP is a research alliance comprised of 14 Scottish HEIs, each with areas of outstanding research capability in the energy sector.