The German Government has launched a nationwide campaign featuring hydrogen technology from Munich-based clean mobility start-up KEYOU.
Innovationsland Deutschland, launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aims to highlight Germany’s innovative spirit and inventiveness and to make the topic of innovation accessible.
At the kick-off event on 22nd September, KEYOU and two other German start-ups had the opportunity to talk to Federal Minister Anja Karliczek in a live broadcast. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the event took place virtually.
“For us, this is a great award, if not the biggest we have received in recent years,” said Thomas Korn, CEO, and co-founder of KEYOU.
The company has been working intensively on the development and establishment of the hydrogen combustion engine since its foundation in 2015.
In an approximately ten-minute moderated discussion, Korn talked to Karliczek about the motivation to found a company, but also about the challenges one faces as a start-up.
“The event offered another great opportunity to place KEYOU and the hydrogen combustion engine and our KEYOU-inside technology at the highest political level and, to further advance the topic of hydrogen,” Korn added.
In addition to Karliczek and EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the companies and the audience in a video statement.