In the German city of Oberhausen, a consortium is planning the development of a new hydrogen center. The Campus for Hydrogen Technologies Oberhausen, or HydrOB for short, aims to help bring hydrogen technologies to large corporations, the trade sector as well as private households. In order to support stakeholders at a local, regional and also international level and encourage the development of a hydrogen economy, the new center of excellence intends to provide production and laboratory space. Information events are also planned. Esther Stahl from the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT told H2-international that digitalization expertise will also be an important focus for the new center. First, however, a detailed conceptual plan needs to be drawn up before the campus can open its doors which will not be until 2023 at the earliest. Participating in the initiative alongside Fraunhofer UMSICHT and Oberhausen authorities are MAN Energie Solutions and OQ Chemicals in addition to several regional organizations.