Northern Connections

Living Lab Experience: Emutec from Germany in Alkmaar

04 June 2020 - Published by Anne Katrine Arentsen
At the Dutch Living Lab, which took place in Alkmaar in September 2019, the German company emutec GmbH, a medium-sized engineering and planning office for energy concepts from the Met-ropolitan Region of Hamburg participated and now shares the Living Lab Experience with the Northern Connections project.

The main objective of a Northern Connections Living Lab Event is to connect innovative solution providers from the North Sea Region with pioneering projects and potential business partners in order to foster cross-border innovation and support the innovators’ internationalisation efforts. Emutec GmbH made use of the project’s opportunity to meet numerous like-minded partners from different European countries during the Living Lab Event in Alkmaar. Stefan Herde, International Business Development Manager at emutec GmbH, participated in the plenary presentations and workshops on a hydrogen-based blueprint heat supply concept, the one-to-one matchmaking session with other participants from the energy industry and the site visit to the NEXTGENP2H2 electrolyser project.

“5 out of 5 stars! This event has been a necessary and very important multiplicator for several of our projects!”

– Stefan Herde / emutec GmbH –

Looking back to the event after half a year, Stefan Herde and emutec GmbH are still in touch and fruitful exchange with about ten of the contacts that they met during the event in Alkmaar. The exchange with a Scandinavian manufacturer of electrolysers and, ironically, meeting a representative of the gas grid operating company in Hamburg have proven to be very promising and led to specific discussions on possible mutual pilot projects. Mr. Herde states that without participating, he would not have met some important partners who are committed to move off the beaten path in order to realize pioneering energy projects. He is sure that the Living Lab Event in Alkmaar will have served as a building block towards the projects of emutec GmbH, once they are finalized. The speed-dating character of the one-to-one matchmaking session made the event highly efficient for Mr. Herde and in retrospect, it was very helpful experience the NEXTGENP2H2 project during the site visit. Since the Living Lab Event in Alkmaar, emutec GmbH has carefully observed the activities of the Northern Connections project and is highly interested in future opportunities.

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