Cluster

Slovak Hydrogen Association - Cluster is an interest association of legal entities founded in 2019. The activities of the cluster follow on from the activities of the National Hydrogen Association of Slovakia.

NVAS Cluster is a member of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP). The ECCP was established at the initiative of the European Commission's DG Grow as a platform for interconnection and exchange of information between clusters within the EU as well as in the world. By becoming a member of the ECCP, the NVAS cluster gains the opportunity to establish contacts, exchange information with more than 1000 innovative clusters in Europe as well as in the world. At the same time, we get to the database and information about projects solved within clusters from various EU programs.

The main task of the cluster is to create a platform for connecting individual participants (stakeholders) dealing with hydrogen technologies in specific projects related to the production, distribution, storage and use of hydrogen. Due to the nature of the hydrogen connecting the various industry sectors, the projects included in the cluster organization will include partners from industry, research and development, cities and municipalities and regional associations, state and public administration, as well as educational institutions and other professional and interest associations.

All full members of NVAS automatically become members of NVAS - Cluster and have the opportunity to participate in projects included in the Cluster Organization. For individual projects, there will also be participating specific members in joint activities for a specific project. The activities of the NVAS - Cluster will result in specific project plans, documents, publications, technical and financial recommendations and proposals related to research and development and implementation of hydrogen and hydrogen technologies.

MEMBERS OF THE CLUSTER

Universities:

Technická univerzita Košice, Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach, Trenčianska univerzita Alexandra Dubčeka v Trenčíne, Žilinská Univerzita v Žiline, Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave

Institutions:

Slovenská inovačná a energetická agentúra (SIEA), Košický samosprávny kraj, Trenčiansky samosprávny kraj, Spoločne pre Skalicu

Research and development organisations:

EkoSymbióza

Industry members:

Environ, HAPEVA, SynCo Group, SIGN, NAWITAS, IFT InForm Technologies, Probugas, Viesmann, Solárny Dom, TCX, DIVKO, Messer Tatragas, E-Group, Slovenské elektrárne, FARMA FRESH Slovakia, TATRAVAGÓNKA Poprad, CHEMOSVIT, AIR Products, Linde Gas, Bonett Slovakia, BCF ENERGY, VUJE, Muehlbauer Automation, JURKI-HAYTON, DIAMONDS ENERGY, TUV SUD SLOVAKIA, INTRAVIS, ELIS PLUS, SHELL Slovakia, Tomark, ORLEN Unipetrol Slovakia, Enery Slovakia, Nano Energies, Fuel Traders Corporation, Verejné prístavy, PPA CONTROLL, MATADOR HOLDING, Varexpress, Výskumný ústav zváračský, ECM ECO Monitoring, ESM-YZAMER energetické služby a monitoring, ENVIRAL, Veolia Energia Slovensko, PPKK distribúcia, E.I.C.Engineering inspection company, DALITRANS, Priemyselný park Štúrovo, Green Energy Holding, ZSE Energia, Trnava pre každého, HSH Group, FORTISCHEM, DUSLO, DALTON, Východočeské plynárenské strojírny

SEPS, Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko

Vision

  • Intensify the transfer of global knowledge and experience in the hydrogen economy sector and thus streamline the application of advanced and innovative technological solutions.
  • Increase cross-border and regional cooperation - the transition to clean energy.

Mission and goals

  • Create an effective platform for interconnection, communication and cooperation of individual cluster members in the field of hydrogen technologies.
  • Provide partners with a space for mutual communication, cooperation in project solutions and implementation of innovative technological solutions in the field of hydrogen economy.
  • Search for and connect domestic and foreign organizations with a similar focus on individual innovative projects.
  • Promoting and representing the common interests of individual members in relation to state authorities, state administration.   

Activities

  • Representing the interests of its members in relation to foreign countries and providing representation in international bodies and organizations.
  • Search and creation of financial resources for the implementation of the activities of individual members.
  • Providing information on the activities of members, on the conditions of implementation of their activities while maintaining trade secrets. 
  • Creation of a knowledge database and information service for members in various areas of its activity.  
  • Organizing workshops, conferences, seminars and joint meetings to exchange information, experience and know-how in Slovakia and internationally

Digital Platform

The digital platform serves as a tool for effectively achieving the cluster's goals and at the same time creates added value for individual cluster members as well as partners. The aim of the cluster is to connect the digital platform with similar initiatives within the V4 countries and the EU. 

Active use of the digital platform enables:

  • Effective stakeholder engagement.
  • Expanding cooperation with partner organizations.
  • Facilitates communication, knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • By connecting domestic and foreign experts, an expert database is created, which will make work on individual projects more efficient.
  • Efektívny nástroj na cezhraničnú spoluprácu a prenos know-how.