Peter Altmaier

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
"MI2.0 is the central global forum for international collaboration on clean energy and net zero technologies. Some technological challenges can only be effectively addressed through international cooperation. Turning volatile renewable energy into a tradeable commodity through green and sustainable hydrogen is such an inherently global challenge. For this reason, hydrogen is in the focus of Germany’s involvement in MI2.0. We are looking forward to working together with leaders in government, industry and society to support the global transition to a sustainable and renewable energy supply and climate neutrality."

Senior Representative

Mr. Kurt-Christoph von Knobelsdorff
CEO, National Organisation for Hydrogen (NOW GmbH)

Role in Mission Innovation

News and events

MI Champions

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

Korbinian S. Kramer (2019)

Hans Marius Schuster (2020)


Participation in MI’s first phase


Clean Energy Innovation investment (MI 1.0)

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

*Figures in the spending chart are based on USD exchange rates in 2021

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.