Ideas and Innovators

“Mission Innovation seeks to raise greater awareness amongst MI members and the wider clean energy community of the transformational potential of energy innovation. This entails highlighting the progress being made, as well as the remaining critical clean energy innovation gaps and opportunities.”

Goal 4 of the MI Action Plan

The Ideas and Innovators workstream, led by the Mission Innovation (MI) Secretariat, highlights solutions and innovators that are accelerating clean energy innovation. The main objectives of this workstream are to:

  • Highlight the impact of MI members’ investments in clean energy innovation;
  • Raise the profile and visibility of impactful clean energy innovation ideas; and
  • Generate excitement and raise public awareness around the transformational potential of clean energy innovation.

Current activities

MI Champions Program

The MI Champions Program1 celebrates exceptional researchers and innovators who are accelerating the clean energy revolution by developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper and more reliable by using it more efficiently. MI Champions was launched at MI-3  in Malmö, Sweden and the first cohort of these MI Champions was officially presented at MI-4.

MI Solutions

MI Solutions identifies new research, development or demonstration breakthroughs emerging from MI members’ investments that have the potential to significantly accelerate the delivery of clean and affordable energy by 2020.


1 Participating members: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.

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