India Hosts Smart Grid Innovation Workshop

The Mission Innovation (MI) Smart Grid Challenge is holding the Second MI Smart Grid Innovation Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Delhi on 16 -19 November 2017. The workshop will bring together international smart grid experts to address key research, development, and demonstration issues leading towards accelerated innovations through scaled-up government funding and enhanced participation […]

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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 […]

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Technical Workshop Planned for Identifying Innovation Gaps in Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings

Mission Innovation’s Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings Innovation Challenge (IC#7) seeks to make low-carbon heating and cooling of buildings affordable to all. Important elements of this work are to establish a development path for the relevant technologies, identify targets to track progress, and promote increased international research collaboration. For these reasons, the three co-leads of […]

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Mission Innovation Holds Deep-Dive Expert Workshop

Top scientists identify priority research opportunities in energy materials innovation Last week, Mission Innovation’s (MI’s) Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge held an international experts’ workshop on a fundamental element that underpins advancements in all energy areas: materials discovery. From 11–14 September, over 130 attendees representing 17 countries and the European Commission gathered in Mexico City to support […]

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Mission Innovation to Hold Strategic Dialogues on Effective Public-Private Cooperation on Clean Energy Innovation

Mission Innovation (MI), with support from the World Economic Forum (WEF), will hold a joint public–private  sector  meeting on 12 September in Mexico City—one of a series of MI and WEF  events taking place in 2017. Additional MI and WEF meetings are planned for Geneva, New York, and China. These sessions are building towards senior […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mexico to Host Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge Workshop in Sept 2017

Mission Innovation’s Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge is holding an experts’ workshop 11–14 September 2017 in Mexico City. The invitation-only workshop of more than 60 preeminent scientists from around the world represents a critical early step in achieving the Innovation Challenge’s ultimate goal of accelerating the exploration, discovery, and use of new, high-performance, low-cost clean […]

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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, […]

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