The Industry and Finance Workshop co-organised by the New Energy World Industrial Grouping, Fuel Cell Europe and the EHA on the eve of the inauguration of the  FCH JTI on October 14, saw the participation of a large number of EU decision makers and industry representatives. The EHA in its introduction to the Workshop referred to the need for joint and pro active action of public and private actors, as well as financing institutions to accelerate the market uptake of first applications in times where funding will be more tight. In addition the EHA called for increased collaboration with developing countries to ensure that the special advantages of hydrogen and fuel cell applications in off-grid areas will be put to use as soon as possible. A positive example was revealed at the workshop with the announcement of Idatech of a 30.000 FC order that includes the installation of 5kW gas powered PEM fuel cells in India for an Indian Telecom company.