Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences
“Mission Innovation has played an exemplary role in mobilizing greater public and private investments and partnerships to move the innovation needle, thereby accelerating clean energy innovation. MI 2.0 highlights the importance of collaborative scientific efforts to realize the vision of an affordable and reliable clean energy system and shall help countries reiterate their pledge to pursue a sustainable future through research-led innovations. Mankind will remember 2020 as the year of remarkable scientific efforts and innovation. As the pandemic threw one challenge after another across various fields, it has been the unique out of box solutions provided by innovators all across the world which have helped save millions of lives and livelihoods. In my humble opinion, one of the silver linings that has emerged from this ruthless pandemic is that it has highlighted the necessity as well as the capability of innovative thinking to transform the world.”

Senior Representative

Dr. Renu Swarup
MI Steering Committee member
Secretary, Department of Biotechnology

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 India’s Champions!

Santi Pada Gon Chaudhuri (2019)

Purnima Jalihal (2020)


Participation in MI’s first phase


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)

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

*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.