Canterbury Christ Church University will host the first Kent and Medway Hydrogen Summit this month, alongside colleagues at the University of Kent and the University of Greenwich.

Hydrogen is now firmly embedded in the UK Net Zero energy strategy with Government analysis suggesting that 20-35% of the UK’s energy consumption by 2050 could be hydrogen-based.   

Taking place on 24 November 2021 on our Medway campus, the summit will be a collaborative event, offering business and industry leaders the opportunity to come together to accelerate and innovate the hydrogen economy in the South East of England, and beyond.  

This event will be the start of a roadmap for Kent and Medway, ensuring that all three universities involved can complement and build on funding and investment opportunities. Our objective is to collaborate to accelerate and innovate the hydrogen economy.  

The summit aims to: 

  • hear about hydrogen from those that know it, including manufacturers of hydrogen, infrastructure providers and planners with national and international perspectives  
  • describe the role of research and innovation in facilitating and accelerating the development of a sustainable hydrogen economy, and look at the ambition of higher education to exploit the Kent and Medway’s advantages to benefit the society, environment and economy by collaborating with business, investors and communities 
  • understand from the community of Kent and Medway what the unanswered questions for hydrogen are, and where the gaps are in the skills and knowledge required for future growth  

Abbie Kempe, Head of Enterprise and Engagement at Christ Church, said: “At the University, we care deeply about sustainability and providing a greener future for a new generation of skills supporting regional growth. Our international awards recognise our impact in building sustainable futures through innovative research, education, and environmental stewardship.” 

For more information on the summit and to find out how to attend, visit the Eventbrite page or email Abbie Kempe on 

To learn more about our sustainable ambitions at Christ Church, visit our Environment and Sustainability pages