The EU Hydrogen Week will bring together stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and civil society to explore the latest developments, technologies, and applications related to hydrogen from all over Europe. Visit the official EU Hydrogen Week website at https://euhydrogenweek.eu/ for more information.
South Africa’s participation strategy at the EU Hydrogen Week 2023 is four-fold. Firstly, strategic leaders and experts from South Africa (SA) will be negotiated to have speaking roles in the Hydrogen Europe conferences while others will form part of panel members within the programme of the weeklong activities. Secondly, SA will host an exhibition stand, where there will be a display of SA hydrogen-based products, technologies, and players within the hydrogen value chain. Thirdly, on the margins conference, two dedicated workshops, one for joint research collaboration and another for skills, will be held. The joint research collaboration workshop will be led by the JRC and HySA centers on green hydrogen. The skills workshop will be led by the International Partnership on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Economy (IPHE) as part of the Skills Workstream led by the IPHE under the chairship of South Africa. The skills workshop will bring the Department of Higher Education and Training who are part of the skills workstream to participate in the session. Lastly, in partnership with Hydrogen Europe and the Belgian government, site visits to hydrogen-related facilities and projects to gain practical insights into real-world applications will be organised. The above-mentioned participation strategy will ensure that SA’s activities around the Hydrogen Economy are promoted thus marketing the country as a preferred destination for investment and collaboration in the green transition.
HIGH LEVEL SA PROGRAMME FOR THE WEEK WITH ACTIVITIES
- Opening reception of the SA stand
- B2B engagements
- Skill and Innovation workshops
- Network reception + announcing and awarding of prices to hackathon winners
- Site visits organised by Hydrogen Week
If you are a role player in SA’s green hydrogen value chain and are planning to attend the EU Hydrogen Week 2023, kindly let us know through an RSVP HERE, so we can include you in our various promotional materials.