ABB Australia supports global educational program, Hydrogen Grand Prix and its first all-female team

ABB Australia supports global educational program, Hydrogen Grand Prix and its first all-female team

• ABB Australia is sponsor of the Hydrogen Grand Prix, a 6-month educational program offered to select high schools across Australia
• ABB is committed to supporting skills development and innovation in Australia, and developing pathways for women in STEM. ABB is mentoring Foxwell Secondary High School and has two teams participating, one being the first all female team to join the program.

ABB Australia joins other global sponsors such as Toyota, Hyzon Motors, Orlen-Un Petrol, Stanwell Corp and Moravia Steel to support the 6-month educational program H2GP, where students learn about renewable energy, alternative fuels. The students are then challenged to design and build a hydrogen powered remote controlled car, using technology like 3D printing and laser cutting.

At ABB, it is our mission to enable a more sustainable and resource-efficient future through our technology. The H2GP educational program will allow ABB to support future innovators who are interested in solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.  

The H2GP is the only international program that introduces hydrogen into the school curriculum and allows students to engage with real-world hydrogen applications and empowers students to tackle urgent global challenges like climate change.  

On October 11, 2022, Foxwell State Secondary College, Gold Coast Australia, hosted an event with its two Horizon Hydrogen Grand Prix teams to meet with their sponsor ABB Australia. One of the teams at the college which ABB is sponsoring is composed solely of young women, and a total of ten students make up the two teams.  

“We know the investment in STEM, and female STEM programs, creates opportunities for students to gain the essential knowledge that can be used to solve the challenges of today” ABB’s Head of Energy Industries – Australia, Abhinav Harikumar said during his presentation at the launch.
   “The H2GP program, created and delivered by Horizon Educational, encourages 21st-century skills and provides opportunities for students to enrich their STEM learning by competing with like-minded students at regional, state, national and international levels”.
“Horizon Educational recently established its APAC office in Queensland, as we consider the sunshine state as a significant renewable energy hub in Asia-Pacific Region.” “We are excited to launch the inaugural H2GP program in Australia and we extend a special thanks to ABB for sponsoring the first G-STEM teams in the country.”– Horizon Educational Director of APAC, Ales Rakovsky 

The best H2GP teams from around the world will then compete annually at the World Hydrogen Grand Prix. Find out more about the program here.

  • H2GP World Finals 2022
  • H2GP World Finals 2022
  • H2GP World Finals 2022
  • H2GP World Finals 2022

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com  

Horizon Educational was founded in 2003, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies began the sale of miniature fuel cells to demonstrate the technology to schools and students around the world, meanwhile investing into R&D of more advanced products and industrial applications. In 2013, Horizon Educational Group was formed as an independent division dedicated to the deployment of a complete range of educational solutions.  In 2016 Horizon Educational launched the H2GP program where it pairs a structured hydrogen fuel cell curriculum with a hands-on FCEV racing series.  Today, the H2GP program is the only one for high school students globally that empowers them to pursue careers in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, and it also offers the only global FCEV racing competition annually.

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