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, 22 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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News and Events

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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17 November 2017

Mission Innovation Marks Two Years in Global Collaboration at COP23

Bonn, Germany (November 17, 2017) – Ministers, Heads of State and Governments from around the world gathered in Bonn for COP23, providing an opportunity for Mission Innovation’s Steering Committee Chair, Patrick Child, to give an update on progress and look ahead to the future of Mission Innovation, two years from its launch in Paris. With … Continue reading Mission Innovation Marks Two Years in Global Collaboration at COP23

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16 November 2017

Mission Innovation Steering Committee Chair Provides Insight in the 2017-2018 Climate Action Report

Climate Action and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) presented the official 2017-2018  Climate Action report at COP23 in Bonn, providing insight from the world’s leading sustainability thinkers and policy makers. The publication features Mission Innovation: Accelerating the Transition to a Clean Energy Economy authored by Patrick Child, Deputy-Director General of DG Research & Innovation, European … Continue reading Mission Innovation Steering Committee Chair Provides Insight in the 2017-2018 Climate Action Report

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15 November 2017

India Hosts Smart Grid Innovation Workshop

The Mission Innovation (MI) Smart Grid Challenge is holding the Second MI Smart Grid Innovation Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Delhi on 16 -19 November 2017. The workshop will bring together international smart grid experts to address key research, development, and demonstration issues leading towards accelerated innovations through scaled-up government funding and enhanced participation … Continue reading India Hosts Smart Grid Innovation Workshop

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14 November 2017

Australia Announces Funding for Mission Innovation Challenge Representatives

The Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will provide up to AUD$5 million to support Australian experts to join Mission Innovation Challenges. Funding will be awarded to activities that will help create, collect, analyse and store knowledge, as well as strengthen industry partnerships and collaboration through Mission Innovation and the International Energy … Continue reading Australia Announces Funding for Mission Innovation Challenge Representatives

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