Establish a credible budget and a dialogue between partners

In the initial phase, a credible budget and a dialogue between key partners need to be established

Involve key delivery partners at an early stage (transit agencies, health and safety officials, fire-fighters, local councils, etc.)

Create a compact group of committed partners, who have the necessary resources and decision making authority to actively support the project

Put the fuel cell bus project in the context of a hydrogen regional strategy, which would be for ex. the choice of an industrial region with by-product hydrogen, or of a region producing a large amount of renewable energies in need for storage solutions

Turn the idea into a well-scoped and budgeted plan before discussing it with senior decision makers

- For this purpose, it is useful to develop a case study thoroughly addressing costs, benefits and logistics aspects of the project

Secure financial contribution from local partners / sponsors