Ms. Leonore Gewessler

Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
“Innovation and international collaboration are essential instruments to reach our goal of climate-neutrality. The launch of the second phase of Mission Innovation provides a unique opportunity to boost research and development to start a decade of innovation. I am delighted Austria is leading on the multilateral MI Calls and invite all members to participate. Together we can tackle the climate crisis and bring about the energy transition.”

Senior Representatives

Ms. Sabine Mitter
DG III Innovation and Technology, Energy and Environmental Technologies
Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

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 Austria’s Champions!

Christian Holter (2019)

Jüergen Mayerhofer (2020)


Participation in MI’s first phase


Clean Energy Innovation investment (MI 1.0)

Based on the actual budget, which does not yet reflect the ambitions of the upcoming Austrian Climate and Energy Strategy to the full extent, the following baseline and doubling plans can be committed:

Country-determined baseline years: average of 2014-2016
Baseline funding amount: EUR 16 mill. on average per year
Doubling target year: 2020
Doubling target amount: EUR 32 mill. on average per year
Find out more about how Austria’s baseline and doubling are calculated

*Figures in the spending chart are based on USD exchange rates in 2021

The baseline is calculated by averaging the budget for project funding of the Flagship Projects in the national programmes for energy research (City of Tomorrow and Energy Research Programme). On average €16 million of funding have been granted each year between 2014 and 2016 for flagship projects. An allocation of R&D expenditures was not foreseen in the calculation of the baseline.