Potential for Japan-India Co-Innovation for Hydrogen Development: Partnerships for National and Global Wins

Discussion Paper
Potential for Japan-India Co-Innovation for Hydrogen Development

In this discussion paper, we demonstrate why and how co-innovation can serve as a critical enabler of a bilateral Japan-India partnership on hydrogen technologies. We argue that more than conventional approaches to technology transfer, co-innovation places a premium on the role of multi-stakeholder collaboration in triggering the transition from ideation to contextualisation, market creation and expansion, and scaling up of hydrogen technologies. We also present a partnership framework to develop and institutionalise the essential elements of co-innovation -trust, transparency, shared responsibilities, value chains, benefits-sharing, as well as skills and knowledge acquisition.