The Embassy of Canada in Berlin and the National Research Council of Canada, in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada, will be hosting a free virtual event, “A Carbon Free Fuel: Hydrogen Can,” at Falling Walls/Berlin Science Week on November 6th, 2020.

Hydrogen is a versatile carbon-free chemical fuel that could serve as an energy vector in many industries.

This event will feature a panel of Canadian and German experts from industry, government, and academia who will speak on the promise of a hydrogen-powered low-carbon future. Following the panel discussion, a hydrogen Science Slam contest will feature early-career researchers and entrepreneurs showcasing their cutting-edge hydrogen technologies.

Tune-in to learn all about hydrogen, how it is produced, transported, and used, and why it could be the low-carbon replacement for fossil fuels as we transition to a renewable future.

Date: Friday, November 6, 2020

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST // 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. CET

Register for the free event now here!


  • Phil De Luna / Program Director / National Research Council of Canada
  • Shana Knights / Director, Technology Collaborations / Ballard Power Systems
  • Prof. Simon Thiele / Professor /  Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy
  • Drew Leyburne / Assistant Deputy Minister / Natural Resources Canada

Science Slam

Are you an early-career researcher or cleantech entrepreneur working on hydrogen technologies?

Submit a 1-minute YouTube pitch by October 17th for a chance to compete in our Science Slam – a 3 minute competition that will be judged live by our virtual audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to explain your research

 Submit your video pitch here!

 Science Slam Quick Facts:

  • Your submission is a 1 minute pitch on who you are, what your hydrogen research is about, and why you want to compete in the Science Slam
  • Successful finalists will be contacted a week before the event
  • Five finalists will have 3 minutes to present 1 slide on their hydrogen research

Note: the event will take place in English and all video pitch submissions should be in English as well. For questions about Science Slam or for more information please contact the National Research Council in Germany. (