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Contact person for the press:

Lis Flower

Lower Saxony Hydrogen Network


Tel: 01516 1987247


Paul Kurze

Innovation Center Lower Saxony GmbH


Tel: 0152 34615330


Contact for companies:

Larissa El Lahib 

Lower Saxony Business Associations e.V.


Tel: 0511 8505 312

Hydrogen industry guide links companies, projects and science

Hydrogen is a central building block for the energy transition. In order for the hydrogen economy to ramp up quickly, it is necessary to network the players along the entire value chain. The Lower Saxony Hydrogen Network (NWN) is therefore launching an industry guide in the matchmaking platform innomatch, operated by startup.niedersachsen at the Innovation Center Lower Saxony (IZ) and adapted to the needs of the hydrogen economy, together with the network partner Unternehmerverbände Niedersachsen (UVN).  

Hereby, the NWN creates an overview of companies as well as scientific institutions that are active in the hydrogen sector and mediates offers and requests in a precisely fitting manner. The AI-based matchmaking algorithm proactively supports the digital H2 marketplace in the search for potential customers, partners, service providers, component manufacturers and system suppliers.

Any organization that registers for free at innomatch and joins the hydrogen section can participate. How to become part of the hydrogen area is explained in a few steps in the instructions.

Christian Meyer, Minister of Energy for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

"We now need speed in the energy transition in order to achieve our ambitious climate targets. On the one hand, we need to network suitable partners within the energy sector as quickly as possible, but we also need to create synergy and efficiency effects beyond this through sector coupling. This is exactly what the NWN was founded for, and with the intelligent networking of the players, we are now bringing even more speed to the transformation."

Olaf Lies, Minister of Economics of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

"Lower Saxony recognized the importance of the hydrogen economy for climate protection and the economic development of the North at an early stage and therefore actively participated in the development and implementation of the North German Hydrogen Strategy. Given the advantages of Northern Germany, we are already pioneers when it comes to the expansion of the hydrogen economy in Germany. With innomatch Lower Saxony, the Innovation Center Lower Saxony (IZ) provides a matchmaking platform to connect partners from different sectors in a smart and uncomplicated way so that new, innovative projects can be created."

Benedikt Hüppe, Deputy General Manager of the Lower Saxony Business Associations (UVN)

"Lower Saxony has the best prerequisites for driving forward the transformation of the economy with hydrogen as an important building block. Through stronger, intelligent networking, the state can get even more out of itself. The NWN hydrogen industry guide at innomatch niedersachsen creates a space for all H2 stakeholders to share ideas and initiate new projects. Through the industry guide, we want to accelerate the development of the hydrogen economy. At the same time, the project is a prime example of the possibilities of digitalization in the development and support of new economic sectors."

Tobias Wedler, head of the startup.niedersachsen office at the Innovation Center and Kevin Bruns, innomatch topic manager:

"In our innovation community, people with the same interests find each other without having to know in advance who or what they are looking for. The platform is based on artificial intelligence that precisely analyzes the profiles and behavior of users. The algorithm then matches ideas, offers, and skills with requests, jobs, or funding programs - in compliance with data protection laws, free of charge, and uncomplicated. Our target group is broad, basically the entire innovation ecosystem in Lower Saxony. We want to connect all the key players with each other and look forward to doing this in the future together with the Lower Saxony Hydrogen Network in the hydrogen field on innomatch."

Information session

Those interested can attend a digital introduction to the tool on April 24 from 13:00-14:30. Click here to register