Czech German Innovation Festival

19. 10. 2022

Berlin, Embassy Of The Czech Republic


Registrations until 14 October 2022 on

Ensuring that there will be enough energy sources, that the energy supply will be available, stabil and in accordance with sustainibility and climate protection concept is nowadays one of the main imperatives. One of the solutions for that is hydrogen,  hich could become not only an essential fuel but also an energy carrier in transport, industry and households in the near future. 
Hydrogen technologies are now at their start of their mass use, aiming for the transnational and global scale. The purpose of the Czech-German Innovation Festival is to support the Czech-German hydrogen cooperation, to connect individual actors  nd to identify opportunities as well as weaknesses of this branch.

The 6th CGIF is organised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Berlin, the Czech Centre Berlin and CzechInvest.

11:30 – 13:00

Welcome by H.E. Dr.Tomáš Kafka


The future of hydrogen economy in Czechia and Germany – Is hydrogen the energy of the 21st century?

  • Aleš DOUCEK – Chairman of HYTEP and Head of the Department Hydrogen Technologies at ÚJV Řež a.s.
  • Werner DIWALD – Chairman of DWV (Deutsche Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen-Verband)
  • Petr MERVART – Special Envoy for Hydrogen, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Dr. Eva SCHMID – Head of H2 & synthetic energy carriers (Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – German Energy Agency)

13:00 – 14:00

Networking and Buffet lunch

14:00 – 15:30



The potential of hydrogen technologies in praxis – What are the common interests for the Czech-German cooperation? Best practice examples

  • Claas BRACKLO – BMW Group
  • Aleš DOUCEK, Lukáš POLÁK – ÚJV Řež a.s. (Institute of Nuclear Research in Řez), System development for hydrogen mobility
  • Ondřej ŠABATA – Net4Gas
  • Dan KURUCZ – Alstom
  • Volker LINDNER – h2-netzwerk-ruhr e.V
  • Thomas HAHN – Ostwald
  • Tomáš KRENZ – For H2 Energy, project H2 Triangle (tbc)

15:30 – 17:00
Guided tour through the exhibition „Deep rivers float in silence“ at the Czech Centre Berlin Get Together, coffee and cake




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European Union
Project "Česká vodíková technologická platforma 2023" CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_369/0025119
Is co-financed by the European Union