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Green Hydrogen Morocco Camp

Summer School and a Hackathon

Green Hydrogen Morocco Camp: From Theory to Action

From July 1 to 6, 2024, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), and the European Union funded MED-GEM Network organize a summer school and a hackathon under the theme "Green Hydrogen Morocco Camp: From Theory to Action."
An ambitious initiative to promote green hydrogen in Morocco and raise awareness among 40 selected candidates.
From Theory ...


Scheduled from July 1 to 5, 2024, in Benguerir, Morocco, the GH2 Summer School offers a unique opportunity to delve into the dynamic world of green hydrogen. As Morocco moves resolutely towards environmentally friendly energy solutions, this program offers an exceptional opportunity to explore these advances, guided by leading experts in the field. Our aim is to arm the selected participants with in-depth knowledge, practical skills, and a comprehensive understanding of the green hydrogen and Power-to-X (PtX) technology. This will prepare them to play an active role in the green hydrogen industry, meeting high standards of quality, and sustainability.

To Action ...


After the 5 days of GH2 Summer School, participants of the inaugural Green Hydrogen Morocco Camp will have the opportunity to transition from theory to action by participating in the first stage of the Green Hydrogen Hackathon on Saturday, July 6th, 2024, in Benguerir, Morocco. The 40 participants, divided into 8 teams, will have 24 hours to propose innovative solutions tailored to the national market, addressing challenges related to infrastructure, industry, and potentially political and financial frameworks. At the end of the day, the top 3 teams will refine their solutions throughout the summer with mentor support, before presenting their final prototypes at the grand finale organized in October 2024 as part of the prestigious "World PtX Summit" in Marrakech, with the opportunity to win a study trip to Europe or prizes to support their projects.


The program of the Green Hydrogen Camp will cover the following topics in depth:

Hydrogen Production Technologies and Value Chain

Introducing the hydrogen value chain across its various stages from production to end use and exploring the different technologies and methods used at each stage, with a particular focus on the most recent advances.

Power to X Products

Deepen understanding of different green hydrogen derivatives, including green ammonia, ethanol, e-fuels.

Storage and Transport Options

Analysing secure storage technologies and methods of transporting hydrogen. Understanding the safety protocols associated with large-scale storage and transport systems, with an emphasis on minimizing risks.

Sustainable chemistry & Power-to-X Economics

Evaluating the concept of sustainable chemistry and getting a general approach for techno-economic analysis of technologies and cost-scenarios.

Industrial Projects and Case Studies

Analysing real industrial projects in the field of green hydrogen, highlighting successes, challenges and lessons learned. Encouraging critical thinking and the ability to apply knowledge gained to practical situations.

GH2 Hackathon

This first stage of Hackathon will be reserved to ideas generation and initial prototypes. Three teams will be selected at the end of this phase, they will receive mentoring and guidance from experts throughout the summer and will present their finals Projects at the Word PtX Summit in Marrakech.



  • Applicants must be from Morocco.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a master’s course or an Engineering education course or affiliated as a Ph.D. student with an accredited University (M1, M2, Ph.D. candidates) in the field of energy, environment, chemical or process engineering or other fields in relation with the topic of the summer school.
  • Applicants should have a strong knowledge in one of the following fields: energy systems, energy economics, climate, energy policy or equivalent.
  • Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.


  • Applicants must complete the application form (uploading their CV and a 1 min motivational Video).
  • Guidance for the video is specified in the application form.
  • The deadline for submitting the application form is 23:59 on 10th June 2024. Applications received incomplete or after the deadline will not be considered.






The Green Hydrogen Camp is fully sponsored, and the selected participants will also have their meals and accommodation fully covered.


At the end of the GH2 Camp, participants will receive certificates of attendance. Prizes will be delivered to the winners after the end of the hackathon.


Prizes will be presented to the winners at the end of the hackathon in October 2024. These awards aim to encourage the continued development of their solutions and may include:


A chance to showcase their solution at conferences and events related to green hydrogen, both nationally and internationally.

Expert Network

Access to a wider network of experts and professionals in the green energy field.


Study-tour and internship in Europe.