UK wide Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hack week

Opportunity for young innovators, programmers and inventors to be part of the world’s first ‘Hydrogen Hack’.

What will I do?

The Hydrogen Hack will challenge groups of young people (aged 8-18) across the UK to use their skills in programming, electronics, engineering and general-making to hack an object to do something new. The only rule - Inventions must be able to run on the Hydrogen Fuel Cell provided.

How does it work?

Participants work in their local centres Monday to Friday, then all are invited to attend a final show & tell/prize-giving event on the Saturday at London’s Ravensbourne University.

Here groups will present their inventions to be judged by celebrities and innovators from leading UK and global companies.

Each centre has a team of mentors on hand each day to help attendees to realise their ambitions, these will be a mix of electrical engineers, programmers, mechanical engineers and those with general craft/making skills.

AND you will have the opportunity to ride in a Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Car - the first production-line fuel cell vehicle.


  • In local centres - 21st to the 25th of August.
  • Final at London’s Ravensbourne University - 26th of August.

Times: Varies by centre, generally 10-4pm


  • Techniquest Glyndwr (North Wales)

  • Centre for Life (Newcastle)

  • Anglo American (London)

  • UTC Bolton

  • Tettenhall College (Wolverhampton)

  • Monmouth School (South Wales)

  • BOC (Guildford)

  • Nottingham University

  • Sheffield University

Apply online to register as an Attendee