COP24 UN Climate Conference

  Three years on from the signing of the Paris Agreement, the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 14 December 2018. Mission Innovation (MI) members and partners are organising a wide range of events on clean energy innovation, which this newsletter showcases. Members are … Continue reading COP24 UN Climate Conference

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$103 million funding to address the priorities of IC3

The Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge (IC3) is demonstrating the impact of international collaboration with the allocation of $103 million funding to support projects aligned with IC3’s priorities. The US Department of Energy (US DOE) recently announced up to $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development on Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational … Continue reading $103 million funding to address the priorities of IC3

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Mission Innovation investor framework launched at European Climate Innovation Summit

A Framework to support investors and funders to identify those system solutions and technologies that have significant ability or potential to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions in society, so called avoided emissions, has been launched by Mission Innovation. The financial sector has long seen climate change almost exclusively as a risk with the need … Continue reading Mission Innovation investor framework launched at European Climate Innovation Summit

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Breakthrough Energy Europe: a new €100 million clean energy investment fund

Governments have traditionally funded early stage energy technology research but find it difficult to support technologies through to commercial exploitation. Conversely, private investors are good at identifying the most promising companies and start-ups but are unable to assume both technological and commercial risks. What if a new approach could avoid these pitfalls by allowing the … Continue reading Breakthrough Energy Europe: a new €100 million clean energy investment fund

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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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