The German government will contribute up to EUR 70 million to ITZ Nord until late 2024. The German Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) called Hamburg, Bremen/Bremerhaven, and Stade’s proposals “valid and viable” in May.
SMEs, founders, and start-ups
ITZ Nord will be a new sort of development, research, and test environment in northern Germany for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs. The innovation hub will produce legislation, standards, and new services for hydrogen suppliers, manufacturers, and developers. ITZ North, headquartered in three sites, is important to making northern Germany a hydrogen stronghold.
Michael Westhagemann, Economics Senator, stated of Hamburg: “Hamburg pushes hydrogen-based decarbonization. Aviation and shipping are also significant there. We can progressively apply our integrated strategy since we can only ramp up the hydrogen industry by working together.”