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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4 October 2017

Technical Workshop Planned for Identifying Innovation Gaps in Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings

Mission Innovation’s Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings Innovation Challenge (IC#7) seeks to make low-carbon heating and cooling of buildings affordable to all. Important elements of this work are to establish a development path for the relevant technologies, identify targets to track progress, and promote increased international research collaboration. For these reasons, the three co-leads of … Continue reading Technical Workshop Planned for Identifying Innovation Gaps in Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings

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19 September 2017

Mission Innovation Holds Deep-Dive Expert Workshop

Top scientists identify priority research opportunities in energy materials innovation Last week, Mission Innovation’s (MI’s) Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge held an international experts’ workshop on a fundamental element that underpins advancements in all energy areas: materials discovery. From 11–14 September, over 130 attendees representing 17 countries and the European Commission gathered in Mexico City to support … Continue reading Mission Innovation Holds Deep-Dive Expert Workshop

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3 August 2017

Mission Innovation to Hold Strategic Dialogues on Effective Public-Private Cooperation on Clean Energy Innovation

Mission Innovation (MI), with support from the World Economic Forum (WEF), will hold a joint public–private  sector  meeting on 12 September in Mexico City—one of a series of MI and WEF  events taking place in 2017. Additional MI and WEF meetings are planned for Geneva, New York, and China. These sessions are building towards senior … Continue reading Mission Innovation to Hold Strategic Dialogues on Effective Public-Private Cooperation on Clean Energy Innovation

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27 July 2017

India Announces Mission Innovation Funding Opportunities in Smart Grids and Off-Grid Access at US$5 Million Each

India has released two funding announcements worth US$5 million each to support innovations in Smart Grids and Off-Grid Access to Electricity—two of Mission Innovation’s seven Innovation Challenges. The Smart Grids opportunity will sponsor innovations on components, systems, and technologies required to address the challenges of optimizing grids powered by up to 100% renewable energy and … Continue reading India Announces Mission Innovation Funding Opportunities in Smart Grids and Off-Grid Access at US$5 Million Each

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