NOW GmbH turns 10


The National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH) celebrated its 10th anniversary last week.

Founded by the German government on 18th February 2008 as a programme management association to coordinate funding under the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP), NOW has supported the introduction of clean, sustainable mobility and energy supply at the interface of politics, industry and science over the last ten years.

This first phase – NIP I – concluded in 2016. With a total investment volume of €1.4bn as well as the support of four federal ministries, NIP I helped create an industry comprising some 500 players, from which products from key application areas in the stationary and mobile sectors made the step into the commercial market possible. In late 2017, the federal government resolved to continue the NIP programme and thus confirmed NOW as the Programme Management Association for a further ten-year period.

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