Peter Altmaier

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

 “The global energy transition is one of the greatest challenges facing society today. Climate-friendly energy technologies made in Germany can be part of the solution. Mission Innovation can enable the cooperation that we need to accelerate the transition to a clean and sustainable energy supply.”

– Minister Altmaier

The global energy transition can hardly be realized with existing technologies alone. With its 7th Energy Research Programme, the Federal Government therefore increases energy RD&D funding. The programme emphasizes technology and innovation transfer, adds a new focus on systemic and societal questions and is designed around developing closer networking at the international level.


Role in MI

Progress towards doubling public investment

Country-determined baseline year(s): average of 2012-2015
Baseline funding amount: EUR €450 million (USD $490 million)
Doubling target year: 2020
Doubling target amount: EUR €900 million (USD $980 million)

Find out more about how Germany’s baseline and doubling are calculated

Within the MI framework Germany reports project funding on clean energy technologies. In comparison to the data Germany reports to the International Energy Agency (IEA), this does not include institutional funding and project funding for nuclear safety research. It does include some programmes on clean energy technology (specifically SINTEG, EnEff.Gebäude.2050 and Wärmenetze 4.0) that were launched after the start of MI and that are not included in the data reported to the IEA, as these programmes are not part of the Energy Research Programme of the Federal Government.

News and events

International cooperation on artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels is a focus of the recently published 7th Energy Research Programme of the German Federal Government.

MI Champions

MI Champions is a program for recognizing and supporting the next wave of energy technology leaders.
Meet Germany’s Champion, Korbinian S. Kramer!