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 … Continue reading Mission Innovation Holds Deep-Dive Expert Workshop

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

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

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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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Second MI Ministerial to be Held 7-8 June 2017 in Beijing

On 7–8 June 2017, the second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-2) will take place in Beijing, China. MI-2 will bring together energy ministers and other representatives from MI member countries to share knowledge and collaborate on priorities for clean energy innovation. This event will include ministerial working sessions, opportunities for high-profile announcements, Innovation Challenge discussions, and … Continue reading Second MI Ministerial to be Held 7-8 June 2017 in Beijing

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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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