Seeded in 2021 as part of H2TCA: Hydrogen
Technology Cluster Australia, NewH2 supports the development of the
hydrogen supply chain, reduces overlaps and identifies gaps in the
development, deployment and commercialisation of new hydrogen focused
NewH2 has been formed by a range of industry associations, businesses, TAFE and the University of Newcastle, with networks through the Hunter, Central Coast, Orana and beyond.
Hosted at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER).
Why the Hunter?
- An extensive project pipeline, with demonstrated ability to diversify.
- A range of industries with a culture of collaboration.
- A large number of mature SMEs, with specialised skills to catalyse knowledge.
- A vibrant innovation culture and ecosystem.
Key aims of the Cluster
- To provide the enabling environment for industry to participate in this emerging sector.
- To provide the setting to showcase new technologies and opportunities.
- Through the stakeholders, accelerate opportunities to connect and grow.
- Assist with updates, knowledge exchange and funding opportunities related to the Hydrogen economy.
- To assist in strategy development, both locally and nationally.
- To leverage H2TCA: Hydrogen Technology Cluster Australia and the national network of hydrogen clusters.
Cluster Manager - Clare Sykes
An engineer with a background in resources and associated industries, Clare has worked at both operational and executive levels across both public and private sectors for more than 25 years.
As Managing Director of LarkinSykes, Clare provides executive consultative services on strategy and innovation development for the resources and associated sectors.
Her previous roles include General Manager International Markets with METS Ignited, and senior roles within NSW Department of Industry. In March 2021, Clare was appointed Cluster Manager to support NewH2 establishment and growth.