Champions Corner: Dr Purnima Jalihal: Scaling the potential of Ocean Renewable energies

Dr Purnima Jalihal is a senior scientist who heads the Energy and Fresh Water group at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), India. She has coordinated many first-ever projects in ocean energy and desalination. Her tremendous contribution in setting up the first-ever ocean thermal gradient-based desalination plant at Kavaratti island in the Lakshadweep group […]

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Champions Corner: Dr Krish Sankaran introduces Blockchain as a solution for developing circular energy and materials markets

Dr Krish Sankaran, Finland’s MI Champion Dr. Krishnaswamy Sankaran is Chief Executive Officer of Radical Innovations Group AB and Finland’s 2020 MI Champion. Based in Vaasa, Finland, Radical Innovations Group AB is a clean energy and circular economy company. In addition to gaining a Doctorate in Engineering Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology […]

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Achievements and Insights from the First Phase of Mission Innovation

In 2016, Mission Innovation members pledged to seek to “double their investments in clean energy research & development over five years” as well as to “set in place an information-sharing system that could provide information on plans for and progress toward each Member’s efforts towards the doubling target and to facilitate international cooperation.” Members determined […]

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IRENA’s Tracking Energy Innovation Outputs

By Michael Taylor (Senior Analyst, Renewable Energy Cost Status and Outlook, International Renewable Energy Agency)   The clean energy transition will depend largely on successful innovation in the energy sector and will be crucial if countries are to meet their Paris Agreement and increasingly their own domestic goals for net zero by mid-century. Despite this, […]

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MI Members agree next steps on the road to MI 2.0

Senior representatives of Mission Innovation (MI) member met virtually on 8, 9 and 12 February 2021 for our Annual Gathering. Designed and delivered by the MI Secretariat, in close collaboration with the Steering Committee and Chilean colleagues, this event attracted senior officials from member country governments and collaborating organisations. The event opened with an inspiring […]

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MI launches the “Smart Grid Innovation Accelerator” – SGIA: the global information sharing platform supporting the clean energy transition

The modernization of the electricity sector plays a crucial role in fighting climate change and many governments have developed strategic plans for a massive integration of renewable energy sources, outlining the deep global transformation we are already witnessing. The world energy sector at large is facing profound changes and great challenges, and several international initiatives […]

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Transition Summits: Driving sustainable and net-zero transitions

Mission Innovation (MI) is pleased to support the Transition Summits, 2-day high-level virtual event organised by Climate Action, exploring the industry transitions in 5 key sectors: Hydrogen, Industry, Transport, Energy and Cities. The Summits, hosted on a professional virtual platform, are designed for targeted audiences to share best practices, network, connect and explore new opportunities […]

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Champions Corner: Can Li presents the “Liquid Sunshine” project in China

Can Li (middle) with his team in front of the demonstration project “Liquid Sunshine”   Can Li is a professor at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also a foreign member of Academia European in 2008, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2008. He […]

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New MI Chair, Patrick Child, shares his vision for the months ahead

In December, Patrick Child (Deputy Director-General for Research and Innovation at European Commission) succeeded John Loughhead as Chair of Mission Innovation’s Steering Committee.  The Secretariat invited Patrick to share his vision for the next months. ** Since joining Mission Innovation at its inaugural Ministerial meeting in 2016, the European Commission has been a passionate and […]

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