Sponsors and supporters


The Energy Research Accelerator draws on the expertise and world-class facilities of  the Midlands Innovation group of universities – Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick, plus the British Geological Survey. 

We are funded by Innovate UK, with match funding and support supplied by a range of industrial partners who are working with us on a range of projects across the Midlands.

HyDEX is designed to address a market failure and challenge: How do you rapidly build a new business, industrial and manufacturing sector when very little exists already?

HyDEX will support and foster the creation of a new hydrogen industrial economy in the Midlands. This will be achieved by working with SMEs, established Midlands-based and UK commercial partners, and multinationals to accelerate innovation, build markets and support the required skills transition.

A three-year programme with eight university all associated with the Midlands-based Energy Research Accelerator, ERA, will make available their hydrogen facilities, research capability and expertise, and large-scale hydrogen demonstrators that they have developed.

Who will sponsor the awards?

Leading companies seeking to encourage and reward ingenuity, innovation and achievement will support the Hydrogen Awards. 

Longer relationships with Sponsors will be encouraged and two-way relationships built, ensuring supporters benefit from positive exposure and the Awards benefit from the credible support of major companies.


How will sponsors benefit?

Supporting organizations will benefit from electronic media exposure (in the form of web site and trade press editorial content), email activity, e-bulletins and e-ads on search engines. They will also gain exposure in more traditional media such as direct mail, editorial in trade titles, display advertising both online and in print issues from the official Media Partner, support from official partners/supporters and advertising in the Winners supplement published in October.

If you are interested in becoming a supporting Sponsor please complete the short form requesting information that you can access by clicking on the SPONSOR AWARDS button on each page of this website.

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