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    Bobler i vann som skal representere hydrogenatomer
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    In the ongoing race to develop low-carbon hydrogen, France is determined to take on a leading role and to become a European champion. Strong political will and a solid industrial base are driving the growth of the sector, providing business opportunities in the years to come across the entire value chain. The window of opportunity for Norwegian companies wishing to enter the market is now.

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    Join our global growth program to explore this unique opportunity.

    Great possibilities

    The hydrogen revolution is underway in France and since the launch of the French government’s Acceleration strategy for carbon-free hydrogen in 2020 they are experiencing an unprecedented dynamic of hydrogen development. The French view hydrogen as a strategic carrier for a successful ecological transition and have vowed €9.3 billion to the development of the sector between 2020 and 2030. With this funding they will work towards becoming a leading nation in green hydrogen production by 2030.

    The developments in the French hydrogen market represent a High Potential Opportunity for Norwegian companies with solutions applicable in the hydrogen sector. The Global Growth program for the hydrogen sector in France is a component of Innovation Norway’s new export strategy focusing on sectors abroad with large potential for Norwegian companies. We have identified projects in the French hydrogen market worth more than 500 million NOK and will work to position Norwegian companies for these contracts.

    The Global Growth program will be supported by Team Norway in France, consisting of Innovation Norway, the French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (CCFN), H2Cluster – The Norwegian Hydrogen Cluster and The Norwegian Hydrogen Forum (NHF).

    Why you should join

    The goal of the Global Growth program for hydrogen in France is to aid your company in increasing your exports by enabling you to better understand the opportunities, obstacles and challenges of the French hydrogen market.

    The program will combine a preparatory market orientation course in Norway with market visits to France where you will get to meet central companies, large groups and institutional stakeholders driving the development of the French hydrogen sector.

    By becoming part of the program you will be given access to the long list of tools at Team Norway’s disposal in France. These tools include access to network, expertise and resources to progress on business opportunities in France. We will help you identify potential customers and partners, as well as provide the support needed all the way from initial introductions to the finalization of the deal.  

    After partaking in this Global Growth program, you will have gained knowledge and understanding of the French hydrogen market, a valuable network of French partners and clients, identified project opportunities as well as have the insight required to succeed in the French hydrogen market.

    Who are you?

    Ambitious companies with products and services with relevant applications in the French hydrogen sector, an export strategy with a strong foundation in executive management and board, sufficient financial resources and the capacity for investment, as well as the ability to scale up are encouraged to apply to be a part of the program.


    The program will consist of 6 gatherings over a period of 12 months with kick-off in Q1 2023.

    Q1 2023:

    • Workshop 1 – Green Hydrogen Infrastructure Development
    • Workshop 2 – Decarbonizing industry
    • Workshop 3 – Hydrogen for maritime use
    • First gathering – Preparatory market orientation course in Norway

    Q1-Q3 2023:

    • Market visit 1
    • 1:1 advisory sessions
    • Market visit 2
    • 1:1 advisory sessions

    Q4 2023:

    • Final gathering – program debrief in Norway

    Participation fee

    Program participants get access to the entire program, as well as free access to the French-Norwegian Hydrogen and CCS Forum in Paris 12-13 September.

    NOK 30.000,- for SMEs* and NOK 50.000,- for large companies

    *Innovation Norway defines and SME as being a company with less than 250 employees, and an annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million OR a balance sheet not exceeding EUR 43 million. If the company does not fulfil both of these criteria it is considered a large enterprise. Also, if a company is owned more than 25% by a large enterprise it is not considered an SME.


    In the case of any questions, please contact us or register in the form below and we will get back to you promptly.

    Sandra Elise Vespestad
    Epost: sandra.elise.vespestad@innovasjonnorge.no
    Tlf: +47 959 27 611

    Ivar-Jo Theien
    Email: ivth@innovasjonnorge.no
    Phone: +47 924 09 315


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