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What’s Next for MI’s Innovation Challenges


Those familiar with Mission Innovation will no doubt be aware of the work of the Innovation Challenges (ICs). Over the past four and a half years, MI members and partners have come together through the ICs, focusing on the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy security, and create new opportunities for clean economic growth. We wrote about the achievements of the ICs in our 2020 IC Impact Report and highlighted some of the ways that ICs have helped to accelerate clean energy innovation on the five-year anniversary of MI.

Under the next phase of Mission Innovation, through the Innovation Platform we will continue support networks of policymakers, scientists, and innovators, working to advance clean energy innovation to:

  • Identify innovation needs,
  • Share research findings, RD&D priorities, and best practices, and
  • Coordinate and participate in multilateral collaborations.

All MI members will have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the collective knowledge generated through the flexible member-driven format of the IC model.

Members will be re-launching select Innovation Challenges from the first phase of MI at the Sixth Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-6). We look forward to sharing more details about how members and partners will continue to advance clean energy technologies when MI 2.0 launches in June.