KICSTARTH2 - Accelerating Sustainable Hydrogen Uptake Through Innovation and Education

Horizon Europe (EIT HEI Initiative)

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KICstartH2 aims to accelerate hydrogen uptake throughout Europe through education and innovation, by targeting students and industry professionals. Leveraging on a consortium of 9 research institutes to bring forward niche educational methodologies that not only tackle content on hydrogen technologies but also innovation methods in business and management. By combining these aspects of education, research and business the project exploits synergies in catering to the needs of academics and industry groups, supports the creation of key knowledge, fosters business developments that will build on these new ideas, and brings together the spheres of learning and commerce to activate new insights and future societal growth towards a sustainable energy future. Through a set of 6 actions, the project will build on institutional capacities of digitization, internationalization and collaboration to provide online modules of hydrogen education and business innovation through flipped learning methodologies. KICstartH2 seek to further expand on these capabilities to attract more talent to HEI programs and place them as leading experts in hydrogen within their respective regions. Allowing for a diversification and development of their innovation ecosystems through collaborations with associations, industrial players and policy makers.


  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Université Catholique de Louvain
  • University of Udine
  • ISTD Institute for Sustainable Transition and Development - Trakia University
  • Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
  • IPMS - Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Importo del progetto

Importo totale del progetto: 1.200.000
Importo del progetto Uniud: 181.009,25
Finanziamento Uniud: 181.009,25


  • Data di avvio: 01/01/2023
  • Data di conclusione: 30/06/2024

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