Our collaborators

Breakthrough Energy Coalition

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC) is an international group of investors, companies, funds and banks committed to accelerating the commercialization of new reliable and affordable energy technologies that can help tackle climate change. The BEC believes that forging deep partnerships between its members and governments will lead to more investments earlier, and more energy solutions for more people faster. The BEC was launched at COP 21 in 2015 alongside Mission Innovation (MI). At the One Planet Summit in December 2017, Bill Gates, on behalf of the BEC, announced a set of pilot partnerships with five MI members (Canada, United Kingdom, France, Mexico, and the European Commission), representing a new approach to public-private collaboration that aims to catalyse more investment in low-carbon technology companies and innovators. Find out more about MI’s private sector engagement work.


International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is the leading provider of energy data, rigorous analysis, and real-world solutions for energy transitions around the world, and has promoted and helped guide energy innovation in a variety of ways over its 45-year history. In February 2019, the IEA launched a new web portal to serve as a global go-to resource for governments, companies and others parties seeking information about innovation across a full range of clean-energy technologies. The Innovation web portal includes global RD&D investment levels from public and private sources, detailed technology analysis, identification of innovation gaps, analysis by country, and innovation partnerships (such as the IEA’s Technology Collaboration Programmes, TCPs). Details of the enhanced collaboration between MI and the IEA can be found in the Letter of Intent signed at the third MI Ministerial.


World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is the international organisation for public-private cooperation. Collaboration between the public and private sectors is an effective method for accelerating innovation. MI is collaborating with the World Economic Forum to drive private sector involvement, public-private partnerships, and knowledge-sharing around public-private research and technology development. The collaboration increases the relevance and impact of the private sector on MI members’ clean energy RD&D investments, helping to unlock the technology breakthroughs in cost and performance needed to revolutionize energy systems throughout the world. Details of the collaboration between MI and the World Economic Forum can be found in the Letter of Collaboration signed at the second MI Ministerial.


International Renewable Energy Agency

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international collaboration, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA and Mission Innovation agree to develop a process of collaboration, building on synergies in their respective areas of work. It is intended that this collaboration should strengthen global renewable energy innovation efforts and accelerate innovation through more effective policies and greater cross-border collaboration. Read more in the Letter of Intent on Collaboration signed at the third MI Ministerial.