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.

Accelerating widespread clean energy innovation is:

  • An indispensable part of an effective, long term global response to our shared climate challenge;
  • Necessary to provide affordable and reliable energy for everyone and to promote economic growth; and
  • Critical for energy security.

While important progress has been made in cost reduction and deployment of clean energy technologies, the pace of innovation and the scale of transformation and dissemination remains significantly short of what is needed.

Mission Innovation will help accelerate the global clean energy revolution.

Latest News:

World leaders launch Mission Innovation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris-Le Bourget, France, November 30, 2015.

Leaders supporting Mission Innovation, but not shown, are Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea; Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden; Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia.

Photo credit: Gobierno de Chile, "Ceremonia de lanzamiento de la Iniciativa "Mission Innovation", November 30, 2015, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

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Government Leadership

Each of the 20 participating countries will seek to double its governmental and/or state-directed clean energy research and development investment over five years.  New investments will be focused on transformational clean energy technology innovations that can be scaled to varying economic and energy market conditions that exist in participating countries and in the broader world.

Private Sector and Business Leadership

Entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses drive innovation from the laboratory to the marketplace. So far, 28 investors from 10 countries have joined the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to make an unprecedented commitment to invest patient capital in early-stage technology development coming out of Mission Innovation countries. These investments, which are guided by a set of Principles, will catalyze broad business participation in the commercialization and deployment of clean energy technologies worldwide. See: breakthroughenergycoalition.com.

Implementation and Information Sharing

Participating countries will implement Mission Innovation in a transparent, effective, and efficient manner. Working with existing international institutions, participating countries will cooperate and collaborate to help provide governments, private investors, and technology innovators with the data, technology expertise, and analysis they need to promote commercialization and dissemination of clean energy technologies into the global market.