Strong network supporting the development of the future grid

  News from Innovation Challenge 1 : Smart Grids The power of a global network is being effectively harnessed by the Smart Grids Innovation Challenge (IC#1) as evidenced by its achievements to date. Collaborative working by IC#1 members has resulted in interesting outputs and inspiring plans to achieve the goal of enabling future grids that … Continue reading Strong network supporting the development of the future grid

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UK commitment to MI at the heart of two ambitious strategies

In recent months, the UK has launched two ambitious strategies to lead the world in cutting carbon emissions to combat climate change, while driving economic growth. Both strategies emphasise and confirm at the highest level the UK’s commitment to the principles underpinning the purpose and aims of Mission Innovation.  Read about the UK approach to … Continue reading UK commitment to MI at the heart of two ambitious strategies

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IC#2 is developing international partnerships to tackle the wide-ranging challenges of off grid access

The Off Grid Access to Electricity Innovation Challenge (IC#2) has set the ambitious target of reducing the cost of electricity for remote applications by 50 per cent within three years. Disruptive solutions are needed to achieve this target. IC#2 is co-led by France and India. François Moisan, Executive Director for International Strategic Research at the … Continue reading IC#2 is developing international partnerships to tackle the wide-ranging challenges of off grid access

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International conference emphasises role of Mission Innovation in developing the bioeconomy

Delegates at the International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels took the opportunity to reinforce their commitment to international collaboration; a key factor in accelerating the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. The eight countries represented at the International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018 held in New Delhi on February 26-27 adopted the “New Delhi Declaration”. The four … Continue reading International conference emphasises role of Mission Innovation in developing the bioeconomy

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Saudi Arabia: Mission Innovation has the power to inspire the clean energy community

Mission Innovation (MI) is helping Saudi Arabia’s leaders to link international, national and local clean energy plans and to achieve green growth and sustainable development. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia believes in the power of MI to inspire activity for the global clean energy transition and proposes bringing an international audience to an MI showcase … Continue reading Saudi Arabia: Mission Innovation has the power to inspire the clean energy community

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Ottawa Preparatory Meeting: setting the scene for MI-3 in Malmö

How to maximise the impact of the Innovation Challenges? What’s the best way of strengthening private sector engagement? How can Mission Innovation (MI) support clean energy ideas and innovators? These are some of the key issues delegates attending the 3rd Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3) Preparatory Meeting addressed in Ottawa. The objective was to generate new … Continue reading Ottawa Preparatory Meeting: setting the scene for MI-3 in Malmö

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Strengthening private sector engagement in Davos

Mission Innovation (MI) reaffirmed in Davos the strong partnership, established at the 2nd MI Ministerial in Beijing, with the World Economic Forum (WEF). MI and WEF are committed to making a real step–change in clean energy innovation by bridging the gap between new technologies and market uptake. New innovative ideas discussed in Davos are expected … Continue reading Strengthening private sector engagement in Davos

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Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge hits the headlines

The use of machine learning, robotics and supercomputing to accelerate the process of finding new high-performance and low-cost energy materials is central to technology development around the world. Currently, the process of developing and commercialising new materials is costly and can take as long as two decades. The Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge aims to … Continue reading Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge hits the headlines

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