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Clean Hydrogen Partnership Awards 2023

Celebrate excellence and innovation in the hydrogen sector. Learn more about the nominees and vote for the outstanding projects competing for our awards.


Clean Hydrogen Partnership is rewarding its top projects and beneficiaries of funding for their excellent achievements in 2023, during an Awards ceremony on the 22 November.

The Awards include the following categories: Best Success Story, Best Innovation (for which the winner will be chosen by public vote), Best Outreach, and the European H2Valleys of the Year.

Make sure to celebrate their outstanding achievements with us!


Best Innovation Award

The Clean Hydrogen Innovation Award demonstrates how collaboration between research, industry and policymakers in this European partnership is delivering world-class solutions and accelerating the energy transition to a decarbonised and greener world.

Each innovation (and innovator) shortlisted for this award shows clear examples of how Clean Hydrogen Partnership’s projects are making a difference in research and innovation. The project partners leading the winning innovation will receive the award.

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Shortlisted Projects Innovations

Best Success Story Award 

The selected success stories highlight the most important breakthroughs in different areas of the Hydrogen value chain and showcase how partnering research institutions, industry and policymakers in an European partnership creates synergies that allow for meaningful innovations in a challenging field.

Each story shows the Clean Hydrogen Partnership’s project portfolio approach to creating low-carbon and sustainable solutions and opening new markets for European solutions in fuel cell and clean hydrogen technologies.

As several projects are usually involved in each success story, the award belongs to all projects taking part in the winning success story.

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Shortlisted Success Stories

Best Outreach Award

The European Clean Partnership Best Outreach Award celebrates public engagement of our projects and aims to encourage beneficiaries of EU funding to communicate better about the project and the achievements. We value creativity, but also thoroughly planned communication strategies, in particular for public outreach. The winner of the Best Outreach Award is chosen by the Clean Hydrogen JU Programme Office.

European H2 Valley of the Year

Clean Hydrogen Partnership and its predecessor (FCH JU) have started working on the concept of H2 Valleys as early as 2017, when the Regions Initiative was launched.  Since then, the concept has evolved, with multiple H2 Valleys being now funded annually. Hydrogen Valleys are generally identified at a global level by the H2V Platform under Mission Innovation, that was re-launched with new features early May 2023. 

Currently the platform includes more than 80 Hydrogen Valleys at different stages of development out of which around 60 are in Europe. The breakthroughs in project implementation, outstanding efforts in coverage of the value-chain, hydrogen volume produced/used in the valley, stakeholders landscape and involvement as well as innovation level will be used as criteria to identify the Valleys of the Year in Europe.