AP Ventures hosts a workshop on the role of VC in the rise of H2 economy

15th March 2019

AP Ventures hosts a workshop about the role of Venture Capital in the rise of a hydrogen-powered economy for the Hydrogen Council

AP Ventures was invited by the Hydrogen Council Finance project team (“Hydrogen Council FPT”) to facilitate a workshop on the role venture capital can and should play in the scale-up of the Hydrogen economy. The FPT is a subset of the Hydrogen Council, focused on identifying innovative approaches to fund the scale-up of hydrogen solutions. Among the many instruments at its disposal, the Hydrogen Council FPT is exploring the value venture capital can bring.

In this context, the Hydrogen Council FPT invited AP Ventures to facilitate a workshop around the role of venture capital in financing hydrogen powered technologies – in particular AP Ventures was asked to facilitate a discussion on how venture capital can be directed to unlock the technological constraints within the value chain and, by extension, the sector.

During the workshop the Hydrogen Council FPT members were invited to collectively answer the following question – what role should the Hydrogen Council play in attracting more venture capital to the hydrogen sector?

Answers revealed the need for a platform both to channel the Hydrogen Council members’ investment in Hydrogen and to raise awareness about hydrogen as the energy vector of the future. The participants proposed specific actions to catalyze this effort, including creating a forum where innovative start-ups, large corporates and policy makers can create specific partnerships to bring revolutionary hydrogen technology into the mainstream

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