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.