Mission Innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency Innovation Week

The 2018 IRENA Innovation Week: Solutions for a Renewable-Powered Future put innovation in the spotlight, attracting over 300 international policy makers, innovators and leading companies to Bonn. Philippe Dauphin Director General, Canmet Materials Laboratory at Natural Resources Canada and Patrick Child, Deputy, Director General of the European Commission attended the international gathering to represent Mission … Continue reading Mission Innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency Innovation Week

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Innovation inspired by nature’s power generator

The MI Innovation Challenge (IC) on Converting Sunlight (IC5) is bringing together governments, academics and the private sector to achieve the performance breakthroughs and cost reductions needed to deploy solar fuel technologies at large scale. The process is inspired by nature, where photosynthesis creates a solar fuel from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. Funding opportunities … Continue reading Innovation inspired by nature’s power generator

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Five pillars of cooperation to support clean energy innovation

The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Mission Innovation (MI) intend to address their shared goal of accelerating global clean energy innovation through enhanced collaboration. Building on the strong foundations of their existing relationship, the Letter of Intent on MI-IEA Cooperation signed at the third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3) identifies five main areas of collaboration. Since … Continue reading Five pillars of cooperation to support clean energy innovation

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Thermal storage funding opportunities for Mission Innovation members

Horizon 2020, the multi-annual programme for research and innovation of the European Union (EU), is launching two new funding opportunities for thermal storage projects to support the implementation of the MI Innovation Challenge 7: Affordable Heating and Cooling  of Buildings. The two new Horizon 2020 Calls for Proposals, promoting collaborative research and innovation activities, specifically … Continue reading Thermal storage funding opportunities for Mission Innovation members

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Cooling for all, without warming the planet

The Global Cooling Prize is rallying a coalition of leaders from around the world to solve the critical climate threat that comes from growing residential air conditioning demand. The $3 million prize will harness the power of innovation to develop and scale breakthrough affordable cooling solutions that enhance people’s lives without contributing to runaway climate … Continue reading Cooling for all, without warming the planet

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New call for International Energy Joint R&D Projects launched by South Korea

  South Korea is launching a new international joint research competition, specifically dedicated to enhance activities related to the MI Innovation Challenges and boost collaboration between MI member countries and South Korea. This call will support R&D cooperation among South Korean companies, universities and research institutes and their foreign partners. Projects proposals are expected to … Continue reading New call for International Energy Joint R&D Projects launched by South Korea

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IC7 Research Planning Workshop

September 27-28, 2018 Concordia University Montreal, Canada MI’s Innovation Challenge 7: Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings (IC7) aims to use low-carbon energy sources for heating and cooling to offer safe, reliable and increasingly cost-competitive solutions. IC7 is co-led by the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and the European Commission, alongside Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, … Continue reading IC7 Research Planning Workshop

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Accelerating CCUS: A Global Conference to Progress CCUS

The UK Government is holding a 1.5 day CCUS Conference in central Edinburgh, Scotland on the 28 and 29 November 2018. This global CCUS conference incorporates a number of invitation-only CCUS events. The conference will gather speakers, delegates from governments, industry, the finance community, academia and leading experts from around the world for a series … Continue reading Accelerating CCUS: A Global Conference to Progress CCUS

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Delivering Mission Innovation’s 2020 Goals

  Following an inspirational Ministerial, work is underway to deliver Mission Innovation’s 2020 Goals. At MI-3 Ministers identified priorities for action including improving public-private collaboration, improving the regulatory framework to encourage innovation and showcasing successes and impact. At the 2nd Mission Innovation Ministerial in Beijing, Ministers launched the Mission Innovation Action Plan with four goals … Continue reading Delivering Mission Innovation’s 2020 Goals

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Mission Innovation recognises the role of hydrogen in the energy transition

  A significant development at MI-3 was the launch of the eighth Innovation Challenge, on Renewable and Clean Hydrogen (IC#8). The IC#8 members have quickly commenced the development of a plan to achieve the objective of IC#8 which is to accelerate the development of a global hydrogen market by identifying and overcoming key technology barriers … Continue reading Mission Innovation recognises the role of hydrogen in the energy transition

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