To also ensure a clean energy supply and the global competitiveness for Germany in future, the federal government, industry and science have initiated the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP). Its mission is to coordinate and manage market preparation programmes for products and applications based on hydrogen and fuel cells.
For this purpose, extensive demonstration projects – in addition to research and development tasks – are introduced and implemented. The National Organisation Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW) coordinates and manages the NIP. The federal government – Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) – and the participating industry each contribute one-half of the total NIP budget.