Opportunities in the Hydrogen Economy
Join us as we explore the rapidly emerging Hydrogen economy. We will examine the key drivers for the sectors development and how Manchester Metropolitan University are working with local businesses through the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/fuel-cell/)
The event will cover:
- An overview of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell technology
- An overview of sector investment
- The drivers behind the investment
- What this means to Greater Manchester
- How Manchester Metropolitan University works with businesses interested in the Hydrogen economy.
About the Speakers:
Amer Gaffar is director of Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre and a sustainability professional with more than 17 years’ experience in the sector. Amer is a passionate advocate for fuel cell and hydrogen technology and has successfully built consensus and momentum in Manchester and the North West towards positive environmental practice and cleaner energy over the last decade.
Working in the estates team at Manchester Metropolitan University, Amer was instrumental in installing alternative energy resources to power University buildings and facilities. The result was improved environmental sustainability performance, with Manchester Met ranked as the number one greenest University in the People and Planet University League in 2015, 2016 and 2018.
Chris Taylor is an Enterprise Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University and leads on an ERDF programme to link the University’s Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre and its research with local businesses.
Neil Simpson has spent more than a decade bringing innovation to businesses, helping them to grow by turning their ideas into money. Based in Liverpool, Neil specialises in ideation, digital marketing and innovation, assisting entrepreneurs to profit from their intellectual property, brand value and in house genius.