13 November 2013
Leading speakers from the fuel cell and hydrogen community will meet on the occasion of the 2013 Stakeholder General Assembly of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. This high-level forum will mark the 10th anniversary of a European strategy for fuel cells and hydrogen and take stock of exciting new developments in the sector. Importantly, it will set out the strategic vision of how fuel cells and hydrogen can help achieve EU 2020 targets.
First organised in 2008 to mark the launch of the Joint Undertaking, the Stakeholders General Assembly is an annual event aimed at informing all interested parties about the activities of the FCH JU and acquiring feedback for future planning of the programme. It is also a key platform for European and global stakeholders across sectors including research, industry and financial communities, policy makers and international partners, to come together to examine and assess the current position of this emerging industry, exchange ideas on next steps and make contacts.
High-level speakers from industry, research and the public sector will meet on the occasion of the 2013 Stakeholder General Assembly of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) to take stock of the achievements of the European strategy and its direction going forward.
Looking ahead, the SGA will discuss the proposed continuation of the European FCH programme under Horizon 2020. Industry, research and the public sector are strongly committed to making fuel cells and hydrogen key enablers in achieving EU 2020 targets. Industry leaders will present their commitments and call upon European decision-makers to approve the proposal for a Regulation to continue the FCH JU with a total budget of €1.4 billion.
With major FCH deployment initiatives being launched internationally, Europe needs to step up its efforts and materialize the potential benefits of fuel cells and hydrogen for its economy. More than 300 European and international stakeholders will participate in the SGA 2013 to make this event a success.
Who should attend?
The Stakeholders General Assembly is open to all those with an interest in fuel cells and hydrogen technologies and in clean energy and transport in general. Whether you represent the industry, academia, public sector, NGO, media or want to find out about cleaner and more efficient options as a user of energy technologies, you will gain valuable insights and contacts.