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The HyAccelerator is Snam’s unique international program to boost ideas, innovators and technologies that will lead the hydrogen revolution towards a sustainable future


HyAccelerator hydrogen accelerator

Vision

Snam aims to drive the energy transition and empower disruptive ideas and intrepid innovators. 
Through the HyAccelerator, we intend to shape the hydrogen value chain of the future and deliver the most advanced hydrogen deep technologies to the world 

future hydrogen value chain energy transition

Mission

The HyAccelerator supports startups and entrepreneurs with breakthrough ideas in the hydrogen ecosystem. The program entails access to Snam’s Hydrogen Innovation Center, a worldwide network of research hubs intertwining our core business competencies in energy systems with cutting-edge research and facilities from academic partners

Hydrogen network Hydrogen Innovation Center

HyAccelerator Program

The HyAccelerator launches periodical Call4Startup on hydrogen-related focus areas. Snam selects a limited number of startups to be invited to the HyAccelerator program, benefiting from mentoring and technical, economic and legal support for their entrepreneurial development

Call4Startup

Apply before the deadline to be amongst the first selected startups to access the HyAccelerator program!

HyAccelerator Program 

Selected candidates from the Call4Startup will be invited to join Snam on a fast track to deliver a feasibility study for a First Industrial Deployment

Demo-day

After the acceleration period, you will be presenting your progress to a Snam extended audience to demonstrate the feasibility of your solution

Post-acceleration

After the acceleration period, Snam proposes to the selected startups either a go-to-market strategy or to continue the joint development of the proposed solution

Focus Areas

Hydrogen Production focus area

Production

Producing hydrogen on a large scale is crucial for the success of the Energy Transition. Technology development for low carbon hydrogen is essential, as well as progress in terms of costs and technology performance

Hydrogen transportation focus area

Transportation

Asset readiness for the transportation of hydrogen is the key to establish a full hydrogen economy. Optimization and innovation of traditional transportation requires novel materials for hydrogen-ready systems, cost-effective solutions for the separation of hydrogen from natural gas blends and many other disruptive solutions

hydrogen storage focus area

Storage

Storage technology enhancement is fundamental to allow the deployment of hydrogen in the power and transportation sectors. Improving efficiency and identifying low-cost storage solutions could result in a substantial boost to the hydrogen economy

Hydrogen industry end-use focus area

Industry end-use

Enhanced and innovative technological low-carbon solutions are necessary to bring hydrogen to industrial users. To open the path for deep decarbonization, the role of stationary fuel cells or other alternative technologies for end-use of hydrogen is crucial in hard-to-abate sectors

Hydrogen mobility end-use focus area

Mobility end-use

Development and deployment of hydrogen fuel cells will be a key enabler of zero emission mobility. A dedicated refuelling infrastructure and local storage is also needed to ensure safe and cost-effective transition to hydrogen-based mobility




Call4Startup

The HyAccelerator Challenge

The first HyAccelerator Challenge is open for startups with solutions along the entire hydrogen value chain, thus including all the five HyAccelerator focus areas

hydrogen startup call for startup

Meet the Team

"Hydrogen opens a path for us to live in a greener, fairer and more prosperous world. That’s why it’s worth developing its technologies.
Now is the time to invest in achieving the future our planet deserves."

~  Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam


The application process to The HyAccelerator Challenge is currently closed.  You are being directed to the Snaminnova website where you will be able to log in and see your application to the HyAccelerator Challenge if you have already made one

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The application process to The HyAccelerator Challenge is currently closed.  You are being directed to the Snaminnova website where you will be able to log in and see your application to the HyAccelerator Challenge if you have already made one

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