H2 Refuel Accelerator


Re-imagine what hydrogen can do.

The H2 Refuel Accelerator — a unique partnership between Fraunhofer TechBridge, Greentown Labs and the Urban Future Lab — offers unparalleled collaboration opportunities for startups who want to bring their hydrogen innovation from concept to market with the support of Shell , Toyota, and NYSERDA. Selected awardee(s) are eligible for one or more of the following:

  • Up to $50,000 in startup technology validation, demonstration and piloting services from the Fraunhofer R&D network.

  • Desk space at one or both of the partnered incubators located in NYC and Boston

  • 80+ hours of training and mentorship from the region’s top business and industry experts

  • Access to mentors and connections from Shell and Toyota’s networks

  • The opportunity to build close relationships with Shell and Toyota which may, upon program conclusion, result in an investment, joint development agreement, technical project, pilot and/or additional partnership format(s).

  • Visibility as a H2 Refuel Accelerator ‘Finalist’

Applications are open until March 13, 2019.

The H2 Refuel Accelerator is directly supported by NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. This funding will be used to accelerate the commercialization of promising clean energy technology in New York State through collaboration with industry leading corporations and partners. Additionally, this program provides an opportunity to attract fuel cell companies to and showcase fuel cell companies from New York State helping to grow New York State’s cleantech economy.