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 … Continue reading Mission Innovation Marks Two Years in Global Collaboration at COP23

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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 … Continue reading Mission Innovation Steering Committee Chair Provides Insight in the 2017-2018 Climate Action Report

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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 … Continue reading Australia Announces Funding for Mission Innovation Challenge Representatives

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

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Austria Seeks to Join Mission Innovation and Presents its ‘Declaration of Commitment’

On 25 July 2017, Austria officially handed over its “Declaration of Commitment” to join Mission Innovation at a Press Conference that marked the occasion. The event was jointly hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, and the Austrian Institute of Technology. Patrick Child, Chair of the Mission Innovation Steering Committee, welcomed … Continue reading Austria Seeks to Join Mission Innovation and Presents its ‘Declaration of Commitment’

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Second Mission Innovation Ministerial Reaffirms Commitment to Accelerate Global Clean Energy Innovation

PRESS RELEASE | Download the MI-2 Press Release June 8, 2017 – Beijing, China – The international community is forging ahead in the fight against climate change through Mission Innovation: a commitment to accelerate innovation and make clean energy accessible and affordable worldwide. At its second global forum in Beijing, China, June 6-8, 2017, senior … Continue reading Second Mission Innovation Ministerial Reaffirms Commitment to Accelerate Global Clean Energy Innovation

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Canadian Official Discusses Public–Private Collaboration during Mission Innovation Panel at Cleantech Forum

At the 2017 Cleantech Forum, Assistant Deputy Minister of Innovation and Energy Technology, Frank Des Rosiers, Natural Resources Canada, highlighted private sector engagement as an important aspect of the Mission Innovation (MI) initiative. The Forum, which took place January 22–26 in San Francisco, brought together some of the world’s most influential leaders in clean technology, … Continue reading Canadian Official Discusses Public–Private Collaboration during Mission Innovation Panel at Cleantech Forum

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Breakthrough Energy Coalition Launches US$ 1 Billion Clean Energy Fund

Investments Focused in Mission Innovation Countries December 12, 2016 Today, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC)—a group of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and institutional investors committed to help bring promising new zero-emissions energy technologies to market—has announced a commitment to invest more than US$ 1 billion in a fund called Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV). BEC was launched … Continue reading Breakthrough Energy Coalition Launches US$ 1 Billion Clean Energy Fund

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Mission Innovation Ministers Gather at COP22 for Public Event

Ministers Welcome New Members, Announce Technology Innovation Challenges PRESS RELEASE | Download the Press Release Marrakesh, Morocco (November 14, 2016) – Mission Innovation countries came together today here at the UN climate change conference, otherwise known as COP22, to report on developments one year on from its launch. Finland and the Netherlands were welcomed as the … Continue reading Mission Innovation Ministers Gather at COP22 for Public Event

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Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial Pledges Unprecedented Support for Clean Energy Research and Development

At the inaugural Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial, ministers from all Mission Innovation partners released their respective governments’ plans to double clean energy research and development funding over five years. Ministers also welcomed the European Commission on behalf of the European Union as the 21st partner.

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