Mission Innovation Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution

Mission Innovation aims to reinvigorate and accelerate global clean energy innovation with the objective to make clean energy widely affordable.

Imperative to Act

The global community has made remarkable progress in driving down the costs and increasing the use of key clean energy options. However, these impressive gains are still insufficient to meet our long-term climate goals while providing affordable, reliable, and secure energy supplies.

Global Response

The power of innovation – driven by sustained public investment in research and development (R&D) coupled with business leadership – can push down costs further and bring fledgling ideas into the mainstream. Further reducing the cost of tomorrow’s clean energy technologies, along with adoption of today’s clean energy solutions, underpin global strategies to enhance global energy security, drive economic growth, bring life-changing energy services to the poor, and increase ambition in combatting climate change.

Through Mission Innovation, 23 countries and the European Union are taking action to double their public clean energy R&D investment over five years. In addition, MI members encourage collaboration among partner countries, share information, and coordinate with businesses and investors.

Mission Innovation is complemented by private sector-led investments of extraordinary levels of private capital in clean energy, focusing on early-stage innovations.

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Member Participation

Click on the Mission Innovation countries and learn about their respective clean energy innovation efforts.

  Member countries of Mission Innovation
  Members of the European Union not individually represented in Mission Innovation

2 June 2016

Mission Innovation Webinar Series

Join us for an in-depth look at clean energy innovation policies and programs in Mission Innovation (MI) countries. You will hear from senior officials and researchers about key developments and have an opportunity to pose questions and share ideas. Each 1.5-hour webinar will focus on a particular country for an overview of current and upcoming activities pursued as part of MI. Presentations will be conducted in English. The webinars are free to attend. Please register here.

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8 November 2018

$103 million funding to address the priorities of IC3

The Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge (IC3) is demonstrating the impact of international collaboration with the allocation of $103 million funding to support projects aligned with IC3’s priorities. The US Department of Energy (US DOE) recently announced up to $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development on Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational … Continue reading $103 million funding to address the priorities of IC3

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8 November 2018

Mission Innovation investor framework launched at European Climate Innovation Summit

A Framework to support investors and funders to identify those system solutions and technologies that have significant ability or potential to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions in society, so called avoided emissions, has been launched by Mission Innovation. The financial sector has long seen climate change almost exclusively as a risk with the need … Continue reading Mission Innovation investor framework launched at European Climate Innovation Summit

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8 November 2018

Breakthrough Energy Europe: a new €100 million clean energy investment fund

Governments have traditionally funded early stage energy technology research but find it difficult to support technologies through to commercial exploitation. Conversely, private investors are good at identifying the most promising companies and start-ups but are unable to assume both technological and commercial risks. What if a new approach could avoid these pitfalls by allowing the … Continue reading Breakthrough Energy Europe: a new €100 million clean energy investment fund

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27 September 2018

Mission Innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency Innovation Week

The 2018 IRENA Innovation Week: Solutions for a Renewable-Powered Future put innovation in the spotlight, attracting over 300 international policy makers, innovators and leading companies to Bonn. Philippe Dauphin Director General, Canmet Materials Laboratory at Natural Resources Canada and Patrick Child, Deputy, Director General of the European Commission attended the international gathering to represent Mission … Continue reading Mission Innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency Innovation Week

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