To set the development of CNH2, throughout 2014 we proceeded to develop its first Strategic Plan, which was approved by its Governing Board in December of that year. With a duration of four years (2015-2018) it will be based on the R&D Director Plan from 2015 to 2018 to set objectives as far as R&D is concerned. The Strategic Plan will be reviewed annually in order to evaluate the level of compliance of the actions foreseen therein with idea of adapting them, if necessary, to the circumstances of CNH2 and its environment.

The main objectives to be achieved with the development of this Strategic Plan are:

  • Commissioning, with support from the ERDF funds granted, of the final headquarters and its 12 laboratories, the energy efficient building demonstrator and the prototyping workshop, necessary for the CNH2 to become a research center in full swing, open to researchers and companies so that it can join, before the end of this Strategic Plan, the map of ICTS of MINECO.
  • Obtain the Quality Systems Certification and the Environmental Management Certification by the UNE: EN ISO 9001: 2008 and UNE EN ISO 14001: 2005. Obtain the Certification and Accreditation of different laboratories according to the services that they will offer (by Standard UNE-EN ISO / IEC 17025 in testing and calibration laboratories) in order to position the Centre as a major player in the placing on the market of equipment and related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies by domestic and international companies.
  • Strong commitment to foster the collaboration with companies and the internationalization of the Center without losing their nationwide vision through participation in European projects, i.e. Horizon 2020 and the FCH-JU 2.0 calls, and its presence in European forums related with hydrogen and fuel cells (E.NerghY, EERA) and through the promotion of relations and agreements with similar centers in other European countries.
  • Promoting the development of outreach and training activities, the promotion of social participation and the development of the scientific culture, including the launch of a Fabrication Laboratory (Fab-Lab) for its integration into the international network of Fab-Labs.

Temporary marked milestones are:

MILESTONE PERIOD
1. Execution ERDF funds January 2014-December 2015
2. Adaptation of the new laboratories July 2014-December 2015
3. Preparation of the R&D Director Plan 2015-2018 October 2014-March 2015
4. Increased capacity of existing laboratories January 2015-December 2015
5. Quality System Certification of CNH2 January 2015-July 2016
6. Certification of the Environmental Management System of CNH2 January 2015-July 2016
7. Development Collective Agreement January 2015-December 2015
8. Increased number of PhDs January 2015-December 2018
9. Development of Communication Plans 2015-2016 and 2017-2018 March 2015 and March 2017
10. Adaptation of Self-Protection Plan to the new facilities May 2015-December2015
11. Launch of a computerized and centralized management system CNH2 July 2015-December 2016
12. Commissioning of the new equipment and infrastructure September 2015-September 2016
13. Catalog Development Center Services September 2015-June 2016
14. Annual review of the R&D Director Plan 2015-2018 December 2015,2016, 2017 and 2018
15. Annual review of the Strategic Plan Diecember 2015,2016, 2017 and 2018
16. Development of the Access Protocol January 2016-December 2016
17. CNH2 integration in the network of Fab-Lab July 2016-July 2017
18. Incorporation of CNH2 in the ICTS map of MINECO January 2017-December 2017
19. Increased staffing in specialized technical (laboratory and prototype workshop) January 2017-December 2018