Industrial partners

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Industrial Advisory Board for Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and their Applications CDT

The Industrial Advisory Board provides invaluable direction on the educational and training content of the CDT from an industry perspective. It is an aim of the CDT that its students emerge with a highly developed understanding of current work, practices and thinking within the energy industry. The board takes an active role in collaborating on new research opportunities and ensuring the CDT remains on top of current industry focus in hydrogen, fuel cell and related energy markets.

The composition of the board is: 

Acal Energy             EADS
(Airbus group)
Adelan Ltd EG&S KTN Teer Coatings 
Airmax Group Intelligent Energy 
Air Products ITM Power
Vale Windows 

Cenex JMTC

Census Bio   Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems

Become an Industrial Partner

The CDT welcomes forming new relationships with organisations based in the UK and overseas. Collaboration with industry is a key part of the CDT’s role and remit, and it has an established record of working with industrial partners at a wide range of levels.

Through its research activities, the CDT is keen to develop and strengthen its links with industry, public bodies and other groups of interest for mutual benefit.

Some of the benefits enjoyed by industrial partners include:

  • Facilitated access to Birmingham, Loughborough and Nottingham researchers and students via a range of working groups, symposium events and research project collaborations.
  • Development opportunities including the opportunity to present guest lectures.
  • Opportunity to become a representative on the Industrial Advisory Board and directly shape the doctoral training programme offered by the DTC.
  • Customised recruitment events and access to student resumes for recruiting talented energy personnel. 
  • Exposure to current and emerging areas in flagship energy research and joint venture opportunities.

Examples of other possible modes of collaboration, and ways that industry can partner the CDT, include: MRes and PhD industrial projects; sponsored studentships; guest lectures and seminars; sponsored research and consultancy.

Some organisations that are already benefiting from innovative collaborations with CDT faculty and researchers are Acal Energy, Adelan Ltd, Air Products, Airmax Group, Bac2, Cenex, Census Bio, EADS, EG&S KTN, Intelligent Energy, ITM Power, JMFC, JMTC, RRFCS, Teer Coatings, Synnogy, Unilever and Vale Windows.

To find out more about getting involved or partnering with the CDT, please contact Mr John C Hooper MBA, CDT Programme Officer, on +44 (0) 121 414 5275 or e-mail .

Feedback and ideas for the CDT are invited and always welcomed. The CDT thanks its partners for their ongoing support.