Mission Innovation Champions is a recognition initiative that seeks to celebrate and support innovative individuals who are helping to accelerate the clean energy revolution. This edition of the recognition award closed in late April 2020 and for the first time, the MI Champions ceremony will be followed by a private co-creation dialogue (“Promoting clean energy innovation in a post-COVID world”) with this year’s 21 MI Champions.
The online launch ceremony is open to the public and will take place on Friday 12 June 2020 (13:00-13:30, Brussels time).
Link to: web-streamed ceremony.
Moderator: Patrick Child, Deputy D-G, DG R&I, European Commission
|13:02||European Commission Welcome address/Presentation of winners
Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, European Commission
|13:15||Pass on the baton
Alvaro Beltran, CEO and Founder of Onyx Solar, EC MIC 2019
|13:17||Acceptance message from award-winners|
|13:23||Mission Innovation 2020
John Loughhead, Chair of Mission Innovation Steering Committee
|Renu Swarup, Secretary DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India|
|Mohamed Ghazali, General Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Kingdom of Morocco|
|Sebastian de Toro, State Secretary to the Minister for Energy and Digital Development, Sweden|
|13:29||Final Remarks Henrik Asheim, Minister of Research and Higher Education, Norway|
The ceremony will be followed by a private co-creation webinar for MI Champions, Judges, MI members and affiliated institutions. Registration is now closed.
Promoting clean energy innovation in a post-COVID world
Moderator: Helene Chraye, HoU of Clean Energy Technologies for Clean Energy Transition, DG R&I, European Commission
|13:45||The role of Champions in Mission Innovation and Q/A
Javiera Aldunate Bengolea, Head of the Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Energy, Chile
|14:00||Panel discussion MIC 2020 and Q/A|
|14:55||Debrief on the panel session
Anna Krzyzanowska, Advisor for Mission Innovation, DG R&I, European Commission
Helene Chraye, HoU of Clean Energy Technologies for Clean Energy Transitions, DG R&I, EC