Strengthened Cooperation

Germany intends to collaborate with other MI Members through the following activities:

Mission Hydrogen: Within MI 2.0, Germany will focus on the inherently global topic of green and sustainable hydrogen. To do this, Germany will become a member of Mission Hydrogen, building on its involvement in IC8. In the context of the National Hydrogen Strategy, Germany will be greatly increasing its funding for hydrogen innovation measures, both in Germany as well as in the context of international cooperation outside of Germany. In this way, several hydrogen valleys will be created, contributing to the mission goal of establishing 100 hydrogen valleys by 2030. Germany will also participate in the CEM hydrogen initiative seeking to align activities.

Mission Power: Germany will join the Mission Power as a member of the support team (tier-2), building on its involvement in IC1. Contributions will include information sharing on national projects and participation in international funding calls (similar to MICall19 and MICall20). In addition, Germany will continue national funding for R&D as well as demonstration projects in the areas addressed by Mission Power.

Insights Module: Germany will contribute to the work of the Insights Module by providing information on national clean energy innovation efforts.

Collaborate Module: Germany will contribute to the “Innovation Community on Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings” as well as the “Materials for Energy (M4E)” initiatives. In particular, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) will take on a coordinating function for materials acceleration platforms (MAPs) in Germany and act as a link to the international community.