Coordinating Creativity: How International Collaboration Is Turning Up the Dial on Heating & Cooling Innovation

The concept of the “the Comfort and Climate Box”, an integrated heating and/or cooling unit, is one of the noteworthy ideas that originated from the discussions at the first workshop for Mission Innovation Challenge 7, Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings. Conceptually the “the Comfort and Climate Box” is equivalent to the Turing Machine for […]

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Mission Innovation Launches New Initiatives at the One Planet Summit Aimed at Promoting Public-Private Collaboration

Paris, France (December 12, 2017) – Today, on the two year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Mission Innovation leaders from around the world stressed the importance of clean energy innovation and highlighted Mission Innovation’s progress at the One Planet Summit. The One Planet Summit provided an opportunity for Mission Innovation members to showcase early success, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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