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Here's how you become a partner of the Referenzfabrik.H2
The partnership distinguishes between Starter, Expert, and Champion.
Depending on your competencies and strategic development plans, you can join and develop successively at any of these partnership levels.
The levels are built on each other. We bring all partners to the Referenzfabrik.H2 »Kickoff Meeting« once a year. Here, current solutions from research and development projects are presented, results directly from our labs, and expert discussions are available.
Another focus of this forum is on several workshops where the partners can participate depending on their area of interest.
If you want to build up technological and economic expertise for the production of hydrogen systems and are looking for connections and exchange opportunities with key stakeholders in the value chain, this is the right partner model for you. In addition to current studies and individual needs-based workshops, technological working groups enable a targeted exchange on specific production topics.
- Technology and Market Compass: Current meta-study validated with the expert knowledge of the NWR
- 2-days Seminar participation: latest information on hydrogen economy, stack and system components (up to 2 participants)
- Annual RoundTable Reference Factory (specialist conference, exchange with Fraunhofer experts) (up to 2 participants)
- Integration into the marketing activities of the Reference Factory (e.g. website, social media participation)
It uses specific competencies and infrastructures to master specific technological issues or research and development challenges. The Referenzfabrik.H2 supports you by specifying your H2 readiness level and by creating or implementing a tailor-made H2 development roadmap.
We advise and accompany you in your implementation plan. You get preferential access to manufacturing technology infrastructures and experts of the Referenzfabrik.H2.
- One-day Status-quo workshop of the specific technological challenge
- Determination of H2 readiness level
- Derivation of the tailor-made development roadmap
- Support and individual advice on the implementation plan
- Preferential access to manufacturing technology Reference Factory infrastructures
This level is intended for partners who have already mastered defined process steps or services of the value creation community so that they can introduce prototypical solutions into the industrial series. Champion partners benefit from privileged access to infrastructures within the Referenzfabrik.H2 for prototype production as well as for testing facilities and quality control systems. Champion partners build up tailor-made interface competence, for example for process chain integration.
The label »Champion der Referenzfabrik.H2« also enables you to integrate materials, tools, machines, and systems into the existing infrastructure of the Referenzfabrik.H2 and to network them with the latest developments and solutions from the Fraunhofer Institutes. These technologies can then be made available to a wide market (inside and outside the Referenzfabrik.H2).
- Provision of machines and systems in the Reference Factory showroom and support in generating its digital twin for mapping on the virtual platform
- 1-day workshop to acquire interface competence: technology development and optimization and process chain concerns and fitting
- Granted access to Reference Factory facilities and infrastructures for prototyping
- Granted access to testing facilities and quality control
- In-house training on specific topics (2 days)
- Exclusive organization of an OEM day: positioning your part of the value community
- Access to prototypes for industrialization by the partner
- Access to the integration of the digital twins with the specific parameters into the virtual showroom and thus the possibility of displaying the essential functionalities and fitting the virtual process chain