Dr. Jitendra Singh
Dr. Sangita M. Kasture
Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
Role in Mission Innovation
- Member of the Mission Innovation Steering Committee
- Participates in the Mission Innovation Secretariat
- Member of the Clean Hydrogen Mission
- Core coalition member of the Green Powered Future Mission
- Core group member of the Zero-Emissions Shipping Mission
- Contributes to the Innovation Platform (Accelerate module – leads the MI CleanTech Exchange; Collaborate module – co-leads the Innovation Community on Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings, IC7)
News and events
- [June 2, 2021] India joins Mission Innovation members in launching MI2.0 and a decade of clean energy innovation to accelerate achieving the Paris Agreement Goals
- India celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary
- India’s Ministry of Science and Technology is supporting the Global Cooling Prize, a $3 million prize to develop and scale breakthrough affordable cooling solutions. Preliminary application deadline: June 2019
- India launches a $5 million USD Call for Proposals for collaborative R&D with Mission Innovation member countries in the field of Sustainable Advanced Biofuels. Deadline: 31 August 2018
- $6 million Call for Proposals by the Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Science and Technology in India for joint Research & Development with member MI countries in the field of Converting Sunlight. Deadline for Letters of Intent: 1 July 2018
- The IEA is working with the Indian government to analyse opportunities to accelerate the RD&D of clean energy technologies in India.
- The results of the Calls for Proposals from India and France on Off-Grid Access to Electricity (IC2) were announced at the third Mission Innovation Ministerial.
- India hosted the International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels 2018 held in New Delhi on February 26-27, 2018.
- Update on India’s participation in Mission Innovation (January 2018)
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Participation in MI’s first phase
- Participated in the Mission Innovation Steering Committee
- Co-led the Analysis and Joint Research Sub-Group
- Participated in the Business and Investor Engagement Sub-Group
- Co-led the:
- Participated in the:
- (First phase) PLANS AND PRIORITIES
- HIGHLIGHTS IN 2017
- HIGHLIGHTS IN 2018
- HIGHLIGHTS IN 2019
- (First phase) INNOVATION BREAKTHROUGHS
Clean Energy Innovation investment (MI 1.0)
Country-determined baseline year(s): 2014-2015
Baseline funding amount: INR 470 crore (USD $72 million)
Doubling target year: 2019-2020
Doubling target amount: INR 967 crore (USD $145 million)
*Figures in the spending chart are based on USD exchange rates in 2020
These are only direct research costs incurred in the implementation of project and do not include man-hour costs of regular scientists employed (which are also funded by public funds) in the institutions. Overheads for implementation of projects are only partially supported (15%).
The Ministry of Science and technology (DBT & DST) is jointly working with International Energy Agency in preparing a template for Data Collection to track the Public and Private Sector Clean Energy RD&D Spending.