News, Sustainability

Australian Hydrogen Council to provide services to Government Industry Growth Program

The AusHETS project from the AHC will support new technology development and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in hydrogen transition.

Hon Ed Husic MP announced the funding of the new AusHETS project alongside Cicada Innovations as part of the Department of Industry, Science and Resources Industry Growth Program (IGP), the Industry Partner Organisation. 

The AusHETS project that was awarded to AHC’s registered business Hydrogen Mobility Australia has received $920,000 over two years and will provide specialised advice to small and medium businesses participating in the IGP. 

This will focus on growing Australia’s Hydrogen Equipment, Technology & Services sector, through developing new technologies and enabling SMEs to transition from existing industries into hydrogen.

Supporting Australian innovation is critical to strengthening Australia’s position as a global leader in hydrogen.

Utilising hydrogen opens up new opportunities including derivatives, green metals and fuels that use hydrogen, as well as the broader supply chain required to make, store, move and use the molecule.

CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council Dr Fiona Simon said the organisation is proud to be a partner in the IGP to support new technology, innovation and business approaches surrounding hydrogen. 

“This grant support will enable us to assist referred SMEs in the renewables and low emission technologies sector with specialised advisory services using a range of initiatives including access to facilities, equipment, technical support, expertise, specialised programs and events.

“The growing hydrogen industry needs investment in technology and capacity building, and we are grateful that the Australian Government has recognised this as part of the Industry Growth Program. Our aim is to strengthen our understanding of Australia’s economic complexity and grow our capacity to manufacture key components in an industry that is guaranteed to grow globally,” said Simon. 

CEO of Cicada Innovations, Sally-Ann Williams said the company is excited to partner with the Australian Hydrogen Council. 

“Cicada Innovations is excited to partner with the Australian Hydrogen Council on the AusHETS program which brings together Cicada Innovation’s broad networks and deep experience in commercialising science and technology-based innovations with the Council’s deep industry knowledge and networks,” said Williams. 

The AusHETS project will deliver bespoke coaching, commercialisation and growth workshops alongside tailored industry engagement including webinars, investor roundtables and events.

The project will also provide extensive access to facilities and facilitate the development of case studies. 

The IGP provides expert advice on commercialisation and early-stage business growth to startups and high-growth SMEs operating within the priority areas of the National Reconstruction Fund.

The advice is provided by IGP advisers while Industry Partner Organisations complement this advice, and add value to the support provided to SMEs.

Send this to a friend