UK announces plan to double efforts in developing nations to boost clean energy innovation

The UK announced the Ayrton Fund at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York last September. This commitment begins in 2021, running until 2026, and will provide scientists and innovators with access to £1 billion of aid funding to research, develop and demonstrate technologies and business models that enable developing countries to transition towards […]

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Innovation Challenges Face-to-Face Meetings (November 4-5, 2019)

The Honourable Harsh Vardhan, India’s Minister of Science and Technology, welcomed delegates.   MI is working to accelerate the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of clean energy technologies through eight Innovation Challenges (ICs). The work of each IC is advanced by a voluntary coalition of MI members, under the leadership of country co-leads and with […]

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Mission Innovation launched the second MI Champions Programme

Left to right – John Loughhead, Anna Krzyzanowska, Patrick Child, Alvaro Beltran, Olga Rio Suarez, Laurent Bochereau At the launch event, which took place on 10 December at COP25, Patrick Child, the EC’s Deputy Director General for Research and Innovation said: “The European Commission is proud to support the 2020 Mission Innovation Champions programme. Today, […]

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Mission Innovation participates in the UNFCCC COP25

  NEWS RELEASE Madrid, 11 December 2019 –This week, Mission Innovation (MI) members profiled progress in clean energy innovation and launched new initiatives at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25). COP25 marks the beginning of a year to build ambition toward a second phase of Mission Innovation. It was announced that a decision on the […]

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Mission Innovation Beyond 2020: Challenges and Opportunities

Today, the Mission Innovation (MI) Secretariat published “Mission Innovation Beyond 2020: Challenges and opportunities,” summarising the current status and future trends in clean energy innovation to help inform discussions about the future of Mission Innovation. MI was launched by twenty Heads of State at COP21 to respond, with government commitments, to the urgent need to […]

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Mission Innovation at COP25

  This year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) takes place in Madrid and is a stepping stone to 2020, the most important year for global climate efforts since the Paris deal was agreed in 2015. Mission Innovation (MI) members and partners are organising a wide-range of events on clean energy innovation, which this newsletter showcases. Members are […]

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Smart Grids Pitch Competition at the World Solar Challenge

Smart Grids Pitch Competition Panel discussion   The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a biennial solar-powered car race which held its 30-year anniversary event in October 2017. As part of Australia’s commitment to Mission Innovation and the Smart Grids Innovation Challenge (MI IC1) in particular, the Australian Government formed a partnership with the Bridgestone World […]

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Global Cooling Prize Finalist Announcement

The eight finalists of the Global Cooling Prize were announced on 15th November 2019. This international innovation competition led by the Government of India alongside the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Mission Innovation is spurring the development of super-efficient and climate-friendly residential cooling solutions for homes. The finalists have been awarded US$200,000 each to develop […]

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Sustainable Innovation Forum: facilitating greater engagement between the private and public sector to accelerate clean energy innovation

  Mission Innovation (MI) is pleased to support the Sustainable Innovation Forum as the largest business-focussed event at COP, facilitating direct engagement between private and public sector leaders to accelerate action on issues including clean energy, energy access and climate change. Mission Innovation will work with the organisers, Climate Action, to drive positive, proactive engagement […]

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