Edmonton Global, in partnership with Mount Royal University’s(MRU) Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is pleased to offer the Hydrogen Innovation Accelerator (HIA). This programming is made possible with the support of Prairies Canada and reflects distribution of a portion of the recently announced $9.7M funding.
The HIA is Alberta’s newest accelerator, with a focus on driving the growth of the hydrogen economy and ensuring regional companies benefit from this new opportunity in the energy sector.
The HIA supports the growth of existing small to medium sized (SME) businesses by helping to identify new opportunities related to the hydrogen sector and then helping SMEs to operationalize them.
Hydrogen is forecasted to be an $11-12 trillion-dollar market in the next few decades, and with the establishment of the Edmonton Region Hydrogen Hub, Alberta is poised to be a leader in production, transportation, and hydrogen usage. By partnering with HIA, Alberta companies can capitalize on this explosive market trend.
HIA helps Alberta-based businesses lead in production, usage and technologies for hydrogen as an energy source – building the future of energy in Alberta.
By harnessing MRU’s world-class Growth Catalyst Program, the HIA moves Alberta businesses from the idea of creating a hydrogen business or service line, to testing commercial viability – in just three months.
Learn more about the program here.