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$5 Million Each
On 25 July 2017, Austria officially handed over its “Declaration of Commitment” to join Mission Innovation at a Press Conference that marked the occasion. The event was jointly hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, and the Austrian Institute of Technology. Patrick Child, Chair of the Mission Innovation Steering Committee, welcomed … Continue reading Austria Seeks to Join Mission Innovation and Presents its ‘Declaration of Commitment’
PRESS RELEASE | Download the MI-2 Press Release June 8, 2017 – Beijing, China – The international community is forging ahead in the fight against climate change through Mission Innovation: a commitment to accelerate innovation and make clean energy accessible and affordable worldwide. At its second global forum in Beijing, China, June 6-8, 2017, senior … Continue reading Second Mission Innovation Ministerial Reaffirms Commitment to Accelerate Global Clean Energy Innovation
At the 2017 Cleantech Forum, Assistant Deputy Minister of Innovation and Energy Technology, Frank Des Rosiers, Natural Resources Canada, highlighted private sector engagement as an important aspect of the Mission Innovation (MI) initiative. The Forum, which took place January 22–26 in San Francisco, brought together some of the world’s most influential leaders in clean technology, … Continue reading Canadian Official Discusses Public–Private Collaboration during Mission Innovation Panel at Cleantech Forum
Investments Focused in Mission Innovation Countries December 12, 2016 Today, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC)—a group of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and institutional investors committed to help bring promising new zero-emissions energy technologies to market—has announced a commitment to invest more than US$ 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
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
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.