Denmark joined MI in 2015 from a commitment to combat climate change by strengthen our dedicated public investment in clean energy research, development and demonstration focusing on reduction of technology costs and CO2 emissions and with an emphasis on innovative projects that can be replicated and scaled up with the involvement of private investors.
Since then, Denmark’s specific budget lines for national research, development and demonstration of clean energy have increased from DKK 292 million to DKK 509.5 million in 2019.
Under MI, leading national experts from Danish Universities have participated in several Mission Innovation Challenges. Denmark has played a central role in advancing the smart grid challenge, by contributing to the IC 1 Smart Grids Innovation Challenge Country Report 2019 and by co-hosting a total of four events on Flexibility in the energy system, Smart grid solution sprints, Next generation city action and MI energy hack.
MI has allowed Denmark to establish collaborations and secure European funding under Horizon 2020 for the BIG-MAP: Battery Interface Genome – Materials Acceleration Platform. The BIG-MAP Platform is a large (€20 million) collaborative research project, which builds upon the fundamental ideas and concepts developed under IC6.
Denmark is a proud member of MI and looks forward to continued collaboration in the next phase.