On 25 July 2017, Austria officially handed over its “Declaration of Commitment” to join Mission Innovation at a Press Conference that marked the occasion. The event was jointly hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, and the Austrian Institute of Technology. Patrick Child, Chair of the Mission Innovation Steering Committee, welcomed Austria’s interest to join Mission Innovation and the associated commitment to double its government investment in clean energy research and development over five years. “Austria is dynamic, progressive, and committed when it comes to clean energy research and innovation. I am therefore delighted to receive Austria’s Declaration of Commitment today and I look forward to present it to the Mission Innovation partners for consideration,” said Patrick Child.