In 2016, Mission Innovation (MI) members came together at the United Nations Conference of Parties in Morocco (COP22) to endorse seven ICs. At the third MI Ministerial in 2018, members endorsed the addition of an eighth IC on Renewable and Clean Hydrogen.
The ICs cover the entire spectrum of RD&D: from early-stage research needs assessments to technology demonstration projects. Each IC consists of a global network of policymakers, scientists and innovators working towards a common objective and built around a coalition of interested MI members. Through the ICs, MI members aim to encourage increased engagement from the global research community, industry, and investors, while also providing opportunities for new collaborations between MI members.
Updates and resources:
- MI Innovation Challenges – Impact Report, prepared for the 5th Ministerial Meeting, September 2020
- Update on IC results, prepared for the 4th MI Ministerial Meeting, May 2019
- Mid-term IC results infographic prepared for the 3rd MI Ministerial Meeting, May 2018 (shown below)
- Progress and Highlights Report prepared for the 2nd MI Ministerial meeting, June 2017
- Workshops on R&D Opportunities in Clean Energy Innovation: A How-To Guide
IC1: Smart Grids
IC2: Off-Grid Access to Electricity
IC3: Carbon Capture
IC4: Sustainable Biofuels
IC5: Converting Sunlight
IC6: Clean Energy Materials
IC7: Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings
IC8: Renewable and Clean Hydrogen
Innovation Challenges: leads and participants
The Innovation Challenges are each advanced by a voluntary coalition of participating MI members, under the co-leadership of two to four members.