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Startupbootcamp Australia has launched a hydrogen technology cluster in Geelong, as well as a world-first mapping initiative of global hydrogen startups on an openly accessible platform called H2 StartupBase.

H2 StartupBase is a valuable platform that will help accelerate and connect hydrogen startups locally, nationally and internationally with projects and customers.

The platform, unveiled at the launch of the Greater Geelong Hydrogen Technology Cluster, features over 3,500 hydrogen related startups and organisations from around the world and continues to grow. 

The cluster was opened by the Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, who said, “Industries like hydrogen from renewables have huge potential, not only to boost power supply and reliability, but to create jobs locally and tackle climate change globally. 

“Our four Regional Hydrogen Technology Clusters will enable Victoria to take the lead in developing a hydrogen industry that will benefit the state’s regional economies such as Greater Geelong.”

Startupbootcamp Australia will lead the work of the Greater Geelong Hydrogen Technology Cluster to identify collaboration opportunities and projects. The cluster will focus on helping decarbonise sectors such as manufacturing, agriculture, energy and transportation to create a market for hydrogen.

Startupbootcamp Australia CEO, Trevor Townsend, said, “It’s our firm belief that this Hydrogen Technology Cluster will not only deliver economic benefits to the Greater Geelong and Barwon South West region, but also put it on the map globally as a centre of innovation and technology in the growing international hydrogen economy. 

“Our focus will be on commercialising hydrogen and building a market by prioritising projects and collaboration with corporates, startups, scaleups and SMEs.”

The cluster has already received broad support from a diverse community of startups, corporations, mentors, universities, industry organisations and investors to collaborate on business challenges and opportunities.

The Greater Geelong Hydrogen Technology Cluster is an initiative supported by NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) and the Victorian Government (DELWP) and is led by Startupbootcamp Australia.

To check out the Startupbootcamp H2 StartupBase or add your company go to: https://h2.startupbootcamp.com.au/.

To find out more, or register your interest in being part of the Greater Geelong Hydrogen Technology Cluster, head to the Startupbootcamp website here.

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