What is the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance?
The world’s only not-for-profit organization dedicated to renewable hydrogen and mobility
The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance is a not-for-profit Association under Monegasque law to promote the use of renewable hydrogen in land, air, and maritime transportation. Alliance members include key public and private hydrogen operators, as well as transportation & mobility industrial leaders and policy makers coming from all over the world. It is anchored in the Principality of Monaco, a European state that has long championed the need for a cleaner nature-centered world.
What does the Alliance do?
Moving the world with renewable hydrogen
The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance, and its annual flagship event the Monaco Hydrogen Forum, are dedicated to promoting sustainable mobility through renewable hydrogen. To do so, they feature and accelerate emerging solutions, facilitating cross-sector adoption of renewable hydrogen innovations – particularly for maritime mobility.
Catalyze: The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance gathers stakeholders from the public and private sectors, young innovators and thought leaders in thematic task forces, delivering recommendations and working on joint-projects on a year-round basis Convene: The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance hosts the Monaco Hydrogen Forum to accelerate innovation across the hydrogen value chain for key public and private hydrogen operators, as well as transportation & mobility industrial leaders and policy makers coming from all over the world. The Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Mobility is awarded during the event. Curate: The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance curates essential information related to green hydrogen and mobility developments through its newsletters and its webinar series. They allow topic experts, business leaders, policy makers as well as a general audience to immerse themselves into the potential of green hydrogen to move the world.
Why the focus on renewable hydrogen?
A global need to decarbonize mobility
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations are higher — and rising faster than ever before, with transportation alone accounting for nearly 25% of all global emissions. Hydrogen, particularly renewable hydrogen, can and must play a critical role in global and national decarbonization strategies going forward.
Renewable hydrogen can be critical to help transform mass transit, long-haul vehicles, heavy duty vehicles and machinery, shipping, aviation, industry, and other massively carbon emitting activities. While hydrogen will never be the exclusive element of any national decarbonization strategy, this zero-emission energy source produced without also creating greenhouse gases will have an enormous role to play going forward.
With such great momentum and with so much at stake, it is critically important to bring all stakeholders to the table. Roadmaps must be transformed into action; innovation must be incentivized for business; test-cases piloted; cross-geography collaboration enhanced, and finance harnessed into vehicles that can accelerate the transition.
Building on Monaco’s leadership in Energy Transition
The Principality of Monaco’s leadership in Energy Transition and in the fight against climate change — as well as its preeminent global position in the world of motor sports, global shipping and energy trading — make it an ideal host for a new and important global conversation on Hydrogen and Mobility.
The Alliance team
A team of globally recognized experts in mobility, global affairs and the environment
The Alliance was co-founded and is chaired by John Rossant, who is also Chairman of the New Cities foundation, CEO of Co-Motion and Member of the Advisory Board of NEOM. The Alliance’s Vice Chair is Manfredi Lebfrevre d’Ovidio, also chairman and former owner of Silversea Cruises, chairman of the European Cruise Council and Vice Chairman of the World Travel and Tourism Council. Its Secretary General is Alliance’s co-founder Bruno Lavagna, author, professor and also founder of advisory firm Be.Exclusive.
The Alliance works under the guidance of a prestigious Advisory Board, comprising: Obaid Amrane, Director General, Ithmaar Capital, Morocco; Roland Kaeppner, Executive Director, ENOWA, Saudi Arabia; Katsuhiko Hirose, CEO & Chief Consultant, HyWealth Co., Japan; Manawita Mansi Konar, Ocean Economist, United-Kingdom; Florence Lambert, CEO, Genvia, France; David Morant, Managing Director, Scorpio UK, United-Kingdom; Raphael Schoentgen, Founder & CEO, Hydrogen Advisors, France; Stewart Wilkinson, Chairman, Vita Power, Malta.
Who are members?
Leading global players in the emerging ecosystem of hydrogen and mobility
The Alliance’s members includes representatives from leading mobility and hydrogen companies, regulators, financiers, innovators to develop pluri-disciplinary conversations dedicated to develop roadmaps to advance the adoption of renewable hydrogen across all mobility sectors. To facilitate a diverse and inclusive representation, the Alliance has developed several membership offers. To join and discover our membership options, as well as to benefit from possibilities best adapted to your needs, please contact our team at email@example.com for additional information.
Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Transportation
The Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Transportation provides recognition and access to innovative solutions in the field of mobility. In 2022, the Prize will focus on solutions which can positively impact the maritime mobility value chain. The Prize is enabled by NEOM’s ENOWA- the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance 2022 Strategic Partner.
Who can participate?
We believe innovation happens everywhere. Entrepreneurs and innovative start-ups, solution-focused projects within multinational forms, inventive policy frameworks and solutions from around the globe are encouraged to apply for the Prize.
The Monaco Prize application is free of charge; participation to the Monaco Hydrogen Forum will be free of charge for finalists. Upon review of personal circumstances, the Alliance could help cover travel and accommodation fees in Monaco for young, innovative entrepreneurial projects.
How can I submit my application? Can I nominate someone?
To submit an idea or your application, please fill out the dedicated form on our website. Should you have any questions, you may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
What is the timeline for selection?
Launch of Prize applications
Selection of top 20 solutions
Selection of 5 finalists
The Monaco Prize is awarded during Monaco Hydrogen Forum
Who awards the prize? What is the selection process?
The Prize is awarded by the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance. Initial selection rounds will be led virtually by members of the Task Force Transforming the Maritime Value-Chain with Renewable Hydrogen, representatives from relevant expert, founding and strategic partners representatives as well as the MHA Editorial Committee. For the final round, interviews will take place in person – unless sanitary or travel conditions prevent the jury to meet selected solutions. Successful candidates will be informed after each round.
How can I attend the prize ceremony?
The Monaco Prize will be awarded during the Monaco Hydrogen Forum Gala dinner. The Gala dinner is upon invitation only. Please contact email@example.com to request an invitation. Your request will be reviewed by our team, who will share feedback within 10 working days.
Finalists will benefit from an invitation to the Gala dinner.
Monaco Hydrogen Forum
The Monaco Hydrogen Alliance is the world’s leading gathering of stakeholders pioneering the use off renewable hydrogen in mobility. The Forum will be attended by 300+ leaders in the field of renewable hydrogen and mobility, including senior public officials, leading private sector actors, innovators and financiers. Attendance to the Monaco Hydrogen Forum is upon invitation only. Should you wish to attend, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org; our Editorial Committee will review your application and provide feedback within 3 working days.
When is the Monaco Hydrogen Forum?
The Monaco Hydrogen Forum will take place from 21-22 November 2022. It will consist in a 2 day event, starting with private meetings. A gala dinner (upon invitation) will take place on the second day of the Forum to award the Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Mobility.
Speakers of the Monaco Hydrogen Forum correspond to a broad range of mobility and renewable hydrogen disciplines. They include public sector officials, private sector leaders, innovators and investors, all on track to successfully facilitate a transition to renewable hdyrogen in the field of mobilities.
Speakers are chosen by the MHA Editorial Committee upon a rigorous selection process, following suggestions from the Advisory Board, MHA Members and independent research.
How can I get an invitation to attend/to speak?
Should you wish to attend the Monaco Hydrogen Forum, please send an email to email@example.com. Please indicate why you would like to attend and your current contribution to the fields of mobility or renewable hydrogen. Our Editorial Committee will review your application to speak or attend the Monaco Hydrogen Forum, and provide feedback within 3 working days.
Themes and Topics
The Monaco Hydrogen Forum will cover a series of topics and themes pertaining to renewable hydrogen and mobility. The Monaco Hydrogen Forum is dedicated to promoting sustainable mobility through renewable hydrogen. To do so, it will advance current debates, feature and accelerate emerging solutions, facilitating cross-sector adoption of renewable hydrogen innovations – particularly for maritime mobility.
Partnering with the Forum
Partners of the Monaco Hydrogen Forum play an essential role in the Forum. They benefit from access to a series of private sessions and events, and a dedicated POC to ensure the Forum best serve their needs. Several options exist and our team is at your disposal to explore the partnership option best suited to your organization. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Monaco Hydrogen Alliance Task Forces 2022-2023
MHA’s task forces operate on a year-round basis convening their members, private and public sector leaders, innovators, investors, to develop road maps on a specific topic to advance renewable hydrogen in the global mobilities value chains.
What are the objectives of MHA’s Task Forces?
multi-disciplinary and representative stakeholders of the Maritime Value Chain
conversations, debates, facilitate research and exchanges to drive action on under- addresses questions
roadmaps and policy recommendations for action
innovation through helping to identify and assess solutions for the 2022 Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Mobility
Who are Task Forces members?
Task Force are led by Chairs, chosen about their members
6-10 international members from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, with an Task Force are led by Chairs, chosen about expertise in renewable hydrogen, mobility or financing and regulation.
Task force platforms
- Private sessions to identify key issues, review solutions and provide a trusted environment to address challenges and Opportunities
- Research and strategy briefs to accompany the work of the Task Force with concrete facts and analyses
- Dedicated MHF session to present initial findings and collect further insights
- Final briefing roundtable to feature all Task Force findings and recommendations
How can I join a task force? How can I propose new task forces?
Task Force membership is based on decisions by the MHA Editorial Committee, its Advisory Board and Task Force Chairs. We welcome applications to join Task Forces and new Task Force proposals. Your application and proposals will be reviewed by the MHA Editorial Committee, who will in return provide feedback. If you wish to join a Task Force or propose a new thematic task force, please contact our team at email@example.com.