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Mission Innovation Statement at the UN Climate Action Summit

September 24, 2019
New York, 24 September 2019 The launch of Mission Innovation (MI) at COP21 recognised the vital role of innovation – driven by sustained public investment coupled with business leadership – to meet long-term climate goals and provide affordable, …

NEWS RELEASE: Mission Innovation participates in UN Climate Action Summit

September 24, 2019
NEWS RELEASE New York, 24 September 2019 – At the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, Mission Innovation (MI) members reiterated their ongoing commitment and the importance of accelerating clean energy innovation to meet long-term climate goals a…

Meet Climate Action’s New Superalliance

September 6, 2019
As announced at MI-4 in Vancouver (May 2019), Mission Innovation is collaborating with the Global Covenant of Mayors to enable cities and nations from around the world to work together to fast-track clean energy technology. Read about how mayors and …

New MISC chair Prof. John Loughhead on MI’s achievements and priorities

September 6, 2019
In June 2019, Prof. John Loughhead succeeded Frank Des Rosiers as Chair of the Mission Innovation Steering Committee (MISC). Prof. Loughhead is a well-known energy expert and currently Chief Scientific Adviser at the UK’s Department for Business, E…

Global Cooling Prize: Finalists to be announced in November

September 6, 2019
The Global Cooling Prize — initiated by Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI); Mission Innovation; and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and supported by a broad-based coalition of partners — is an innovation competition aim…

Innovations with potential to avoid 3 gigatonnes CO2e per year by 2030

July 7, 2019
The 1.5o Compatible Solution Framework will enable public and private investors to identify the technologies that have the greatest potential to tackle climate change. 100 global innovations with the combined potential to avoid almost 3 gigatonnes CO…

Pushing MI forward: Insights from the outgoing Chair

June 28, 2019
As we recently saw at the 4th Mission Innovation (MI-4) Ministerial in Vancouver, MI has built a great deal of momentum since its launch at COP21 in 2015. When I assumed the role of Steering Committee Chair after MI-3 in Malmö, MI had, under  Patri…

Mission Innovation demonstrates impact of investments made since launch and raises ambition among members, business leaders and innovators around the world

May 29, 2019
Heads of Delegation gather at the 4th Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting NEWS RELEASE Vancouver, Canada, 29 May 2019 – Today, at the 4th Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial meeting, MI members announced bold new projects and collaborations that…

Canada partners with Breakthrough Energy to launch game-changing program to accelerate clean energy innovations

May 28, 2019
Minister Sohi, Natural Resources Canada Canada is helping to build the low-carbon economy. That is why we are investing in the development of new and innovative technologies that will help us fight climate change, boost the economy and create good jo…

Mission Innovation and Global Covenant of Mayors enter into formal collaboration

May 28, 2019
Collaboration to Accelerate Climate Action by Bringing Cities and National Governments Together on Research and Innovation Agenda May 28, 2019, Vancouver –– Mission Innovation and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy today announc…

New international partnership established to increase the use of energy storage in developing countries

May 28, 2019
A global partnership convened by the World Bank Group to foster international cooperation to adapt and develop energy storage solutions for developing countries VANCOUVER, May 28, 2019 – On the occasion of the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial and 4th …

Entrepreneurs pitch innovative, impactful projects at the PFAN-MI Clean Energy Investment Forum

May 28, 2019
VANCOUVER, 27 May 2019 – Six clean energy entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia and Central America had the opportunity to pitch their projects today at the Private Financing Advisory Network’s (PFAN) and Mission Innovation’s (MI) Clean Energy In…

19 clean energy innovators announced as inaugural cohort of Mission Innovation Champions

May 27, 2019
Vancouver, Canada – Mission Innovation (MI) unveiled the inaugural cohort of Mission Innovation Champions as part of the global MI Champions Program. The program seeks to celebrate and support innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean e…

“Hydrogen Valleys”: demonstrating the power of hydrogen

May 13, 2019
The Antwerp workshop was held in the spectacular setting of the Antwerp Port House designed by Zaha Hadid. Photo credit to Bernard Frois, CEA Members of Innovation Challenge 8: Renewable and Clean Hydrogen (IC8) are identifying focus areas where g…

Bringing New Perspectives on Innovation to MI

May 13, 2019
Diversity is one of the four themes of the CEM10/MI-4 Ministerial, with women, youth, and diverse populations (i.e. Indigenous, rural, remote) bringing new perspectives to the discussions. Delegates will engage with members of the Youth Leaders Forum…

Investors to meet promising entrepreneurs from around the world at MI-4

May 13, 2019
Mission Innovation and the Private Finance Advisory Network (PFAN), are excited to host the Clean Energy Investment Forum, as a side event to MI-4 in Vancouver. Investors from around the world attending will learn first-hand about innovative clean en…

Comfort Climate Box concept begins to take shape

February 28, 2019
The “Comfort and Climate Box” is a new heating and/or cooling concept, integrating energy transformation, storage and control. It was initially conceptualized during the first workshop of Mission Innovation, Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buil…

The 4th Industrial Revolution meets the Clean Energy Revolution

February 28, 2019
Davos is the annual opportunity for world leaders to talk about the future. This year, the theme was Globalization 4.0:  shaping a new architecture in the age of the fourth industrial revolution. Mission Innovation brought its valuable experience to…

Successes and solutions shared in Santiago

February 28, 2019
MI member representatives met in Santiago, Chile, at the end of January 2019 to assess progress towards delivering the MI Action Plan, to discuss how to advance key initiatives to deliver real impacts and to plan for the 4th MI Ministerial in Vancouv…

The countdown to #CEMMI2019 has begun!

February 28, 2019
As part of the recent MI Gathering in Santiago, Chile, MI members endorsed the Ministerial Planning Team’s proposed structure for MI-4 and provided valuable feedback on programmatic elements, helping to further refine a comprehensive, meaningful an…

Industry participation central to success of Smart Grids Innovation Challenge workshop

December 19, 2018
Stakeholders from the public and private sectors convened in Rome from 21st to 23rd November for the fourth Smart Grids Innovation Workshop. The event included the first Smart Grids Innovation Challenge Industry Workshop, involving speakers from many…

COP24: A clear road ahead towards the Paris Agreement goals

December 19, 2018
At COP24 in Katowice. Poland, world leaders were urged to take action and listen to the wake-up call in the IPCC’s 1.5°C report. At the end of two intense weeks of climate negotiations, governments adopted a set of guidelines for implementing the…

Mission Innovation at the COP24 UN Climate Conference

December 3, 2018
Three years on from the signing of the Paris Agreement, the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will meet in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 14 December 2018. Mission Innovation (MI) members and partners are organising a wide range o…

$103 million funding to address the priorities of IC3

November 8, 2018
The Carbon Capture Innovation Challenge (IC3) is demonstrating the impact of international collaboration with the allocation of $103 million funding to support projects aligned with IC3’s priorities. The US Department of Energy (US DOE) recently an…

Mission Innovation investor framework launched at European Climate Innovation Summit

November 8, 2018
A Framework to support investors and funders to identify those system solutions and technologies that have significant ability or potential to contribute to reduced greenhouse gas emissions in society, so called avoided emissions, has been launched b…

Breakthrough Energy Europe: a new €100 million clean energy investment fund

November 8, 2018
Governments have traditionally funded early stage energy technology research but find it difficult to support technologies through to commercial exploitation. Conversely, private investors are good at identifying the most promising companies and star…

Mission Innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency Innovation Week

September 27, 2018
The 2018 IRENA Innovation Week: Solutions for a Renewable-Powered Future put innovation in the spotlight, attracting over 300 international policy makers, innovators and leading companies to Bonn. Philippe Dauphin Director General, Canmet Materials L…

Innovation inspired by nature’s power generator

September 27, 2018
The MI Innovation Challenge (IC) on Converting Sunlight (IC5) is bringing together governments, academics and the private sector to achieve the performance breakthroughs and cost reductions needed to deploy solar fuel technologies at large scale. The…

Five pillars of cooperation to support clean energy innovation

September 27, 2018
The International Energy Agency (IEA) and Mission Innovation (MI) intend to address their shared goal of accelerating global clean energy innovation through enhanced collaboration. Building on the strong foundations of their existing relationship, th…

Thermal storage funding opportunities for Mission Innovation members

September 27, 2018
Horizon 2020, the multi-annual programme for research and innovation of the European Union (EU), is launching two new funding opportunities for thermal storage projects to support the implementation of the MI Innovation Challenge 7: Affordable Heatin…

Cooling for all, without warming the planet

September 27, 2018
The Global Cooling Prize is rallying a coalition of leaders from around the world to solve the critical climate threat that comes from growing residential air conditioning demand. The $3 million prize will harness the power of innovation to develop a…

New call for International Energy Joint R&D Projects launched by South Korea

August 27, 2018
South Korea is launching a new international joint research competition, specifically dedicated to enhance activities related to the MI Innovation Challenges and boost collaboration between MI member countries and South Korea. This call will support …

IC7 Research Planning Workshop

August 8, 2018
September 27-28, 2018 Concordia University Montreal, Canada MI’s Innovation Challenge 7: Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings (IC7) aims to use low-carbon energy sources for heating and cooling to offer safe, reliable and increasingly cost-…

Accelerating CCUS: A Global Conference to Progress CCUS

August 1, 2018
The UK Government is holding a 1.5 day CCUS Conference in central Edinburgh, Scotland on the 28 and 29 November 2018. This global CCUS conference incorporates a number of invitation-only CCUS events. The conference will gather speakers, delegates fro…

Delivering Mission Innovation’s 2020 Goals

July 31, 2018
Following an inspirational Ministerial, work is underway to deliver Mission Innovation’s 2020 Goals. At MI-3 Ministers identified priorities for action including improving public-private collaboration, improving the regulatory framework to encourag…

Mission Innovation recognises the role of hydrogen in the energy transition

July 31, 2018
A significant development at MI-3 was the launch of the eighth Innovation Challenge, on Renewable and Clean Hydrogen (IC#8). The IC#8 members have quickly commenced the development of a plan to achieve the objective of IC#8 which is to accelerate the…

Spread the word! Registration still open for Mission Innovation Champions Program

July 31, 2018
The Mission Innovation Champions Program, which is looking for the next generation of innovators, is open for registrations until 10th September. If you are driving the pace of the clean energy revolution with a new technology or solution; or if you …

Collaboration between the World Economic Forum and Mission Innovation – next steps and opportunities

July 31, 2018
The collaboration between MI and the World Economic Forum offers MI and its members opportunities to strengthen public private collaboration, pursue bold ideas for accelerating energy innovation, and engage in dialogue events. This builds on the outc…

News from MI-3

June 26, 2018
Many of the memorable moments from MI-3 have been brought together in a Twitter moment including photographs and videos from the event.  Interviews with #CleanEnergy leaders conducted at the event will be published on Twitter in the coming weeks, se…

Progress and plans – news from MI-3 on the Innovation Challenges

June 26, 2018
To showcase the achievements of the Innovation Challenges (ICs), the Analysis and Joint Research Sub-Group (co-led by Canada and India) created and presented an infographic to Ministers at MI-3. These achievements were showcased and built upon at the…

Innovation Priorities to Transform the Energy System – a view from IRENA

June 26, 2018
Renewable energy and energy efficiency together can provide over 90% of the energy-related CO2 emission reductions needed to deliver on the Paris agreement and limit the average global temperature rise to “well below 2°C”. However, the pace of …

Mission Innovation Champions Program now open

June 26, 2018
  Are you driving the pace of the clean energy revolution with a new technology or solution? Do you know of a researcher or innovator who is developing novel ways of making clean energy cheaper and more reliable? If so, please apply or nominate…

New addition to the Mission Innovation family

June 26, 2018
Austria joined Mission Innovation (MI) as the 24th member at MI-3 in Malmö. By joining MI, the Austrian government underpins its commitment to support the vision of MI and to accelerate the clean energy transition. Austria has a long and successful …

International ministerial meeting demonstrates role of Mission Innovation in accelerating clean energy revolution

May 28, 2018
Malmö, Sweden, May 23, 2018 – At the Third Mission Innovation (MI-3) Ministerial, the international community discussed bold steps to enhance public and private investment and collaboration on clean energy research and innovation. The Ministeri…

Strong network supporting the development of the future grid

May 18, 2018
News from Innovation Challenge 1: Smart Grids The power of a global network is being effectively harnessed by the Smart Grids Innovation Challenge (IC#1) as evidenced by its achievements to date. Collaborative working by IC#1 members has resulted in …

UK commitment to MI at the heart of two ambitious strategies

May 18, 2018
In recent months, the UK has launched two ambitious strategies to lead the world in cutting carbon emissions to combat climate change, while driving economic growth. Both strategies emphasise and confirm at the highest level the UK’s commitment to …

IC#2 is developing international partnerships to tackle the wide-ranging challenges of off grid access

March 26, 2018
The Off Grid Access to Electricity Innovation Challenge (IC#2) has set the ambitious target of reducing the cost of electricity for remote applications by 50 per cent within three years. Disruptive solutions are needed to achieve this target. IC#2 is…

International conference emphasises role of Mission Innovation in developing the bioeconomy

March 26, 2018
Delegates at the International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels took the opportunity to reinforce their commitment to international collaboration; a key factor in accelerating the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. The eight countries represe…

Saudi Arabia: Mission Innovation has the power to inspire the clean energy community

March 26, 2018
Mission Innovation (MI) is helping Saudi Arabia’s leaders to link international, national and local clean energy plans and to achieve green growth and sustainable development. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia believes in the power of MI to inspire activ…

Ottawa Preparatory Meeting: setting the scene for MI-3 in Malmö

February 22, 2018
How to maximise the impact of the Innovation Challenges? What’s the best way of strengthening private sector engagement? How can Mission Innovation (MI) support clean energy ideas and innovators? These are some of the key issues delegates atten…

Strengthening private sector engagement in Davos

February 22, 2018
Mission Innovation (MI) reaffirmed in Davos the strong partnership, established at the 2nd MI Ministerial in Beijing, with the World Economic Forum (WEF). MI and WEF are committed to making a real step–change in clean energy innovation by bridging …

Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge hits the headlines

February 22, 2018
The use of machine learning, robotics and supercomputing to accelerate the process of finding new high-performance and low-cost energy materials is central to technology development around the world. Currently, the process of developing and commercia…

Mexico invests in the energy leaders of the future

February 22, 2018
Mexico, one of the founding Mission Innovation members, is investing in people to prepare them for the challenge of transforming the energy sector. Currently, the Ministry of Energy of Mexico (SENER) sponsors 2,800 Mexican postgrad students around th…

Press Release - Materials Workshop Report

January 26, 2018
Integration of artificial intelligence and robotics with materials sciences will lead to new clean energy technologies International experts outline new methods to accelerate development of clean-tech materials by 10x Materials are the foundation of …

Collaborate to accelerate – Australia encourages sustained cooperation

January 17, 2018
We talked to Alison Reeve, Director for Clean Energy Technology Innovation at the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, about Australia’s role in Mission Innovation (MI). Alison highlighted how Mission Innovation has raise…

Implementing India’s clean energy innovation plan through Mission Innovation

January 11, 2018
India, one of the founding Mission Innovation members, is bringing increased focus to their energy innovation activities through Mission Innovation. India will report annually on progress in delivering a national MI Action Plan and is communicating…

Coordinating Creativity: How International Collaboration Is Turning Up the Dial on Heating & Cooling Innovation

December 15, 2017
The concept of the “the Comfort and Climate Box”, an integrated heating and/or cooling unit, is one of the noteworthy ideas that originated from the discussions at the first workshop for Mission Innovation Challenge 7, Affordable Heating …

Mission Innovation Launches New Initiatives at the One Planet Summit Aimed at Promoting Public-Private Collaboration

December 12, 2017
Paris, France (December 12, 2017) – Today, on the two year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, Mission Innovation leaders from around the world stressed the importance of clean energy innovation and highlighted Mission Innovation’s progress at th…

Mission Innovation Marks Two Years in Global Collaboration at COP23

November 17, 2017
Bonn, Germany (November 17, 2017) – Ministers, Heads of State and Governments from around the world gathered in Bonn for COP23, providing an opportunity for Mission Innovation’s Steering Committee Chair, Patrick Child, to give an update on progre…

Mission Innovation Steering Committee Chair Provides Insight in the 2017-2018 Climate Action Report

November 16, 2017
Climate Action and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) presented the official 2017-2018  Climate Action report at COP23 in Bonn, providing insight from the world’s leading sustainability thinkers and policy makers. The publication …

India Hosts Smart Grid Innovation Workshop

November 15, 2017
The Mission Innovation (MI) Smart Grid Challenge is holding the Second MI Smart Grid Innovation Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Delhi on 16 -19 November 2017. The workshop will bring together international smart grid e…

Australia Announces Funding for Mission Innovation Challenge Representatives

November 14, 2017
The Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), will provide up to AUD$5 million to support Australian experts to join Mission Innovation Challenges. Funding will be awarded to activities that will help create, coll…

Technical Workshop Planned for Identifying Innovation Gaps in Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings

October 4, 2017
Mission Innovation’s Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings Innovation Challenge (IC#7) seeks to make low-carbon heating and cooling of buildings affordable to all. Important elements of this work are to establish a development path for the r…

Mission Innovation Holds Deep-Dive Expert Workshop

September 19, 2017
Top scientists identify priority research opportunities in energy materials innovation Last week, Mission Innovation’s (MI’s) Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge held an international experts’ workshop on a fundamental element tha…

Mission Innovation to Hold Strategic Dialogues on Effective Public-Private Cooperation on Clean Energy Innovation

August 3, 2017
Mission Innovation (MI), with support from the World Economic Forum (WEF), will hold a joint public–private  sector  meeting on 12 September in Mexico City—one of a series of MI and WEF  events taking place in 2017. Additional MI and WEF meeti…

India Announces Mission Innovation Funding Opportunities in Smart Grids and Off-Grid Access at US$5 Million Each

July 27, 2017
India has released two funding announcements worth US$5 million each to support innovations in Smart Grids and Off-Grid Access to Electricity—two of Mission Innovation’s seven Innovation Challenges. The Smart Grids opportunity will sponsor innova…

Austria Seeks to Join Mission Innovation and Presents its 'Declaration of Commitment'

July 26, 2017
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, Innova…

Second Mission Innovation Ministerial Reaffirms Commitment to Accelerate Global Clean Energy Innovation

June 8, 2017
PRESS RELEASE | Download the MI-2 Press Release June 8, 2017 – Beijing, China – The international community is forging ahead in the fight against climate change through Mission Innovation: a commitment to accelerate innovation and make cl…

Mexico to Host Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge Workshop in Sept 2017

April 21, 2017
Mission Innovation’s Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge is holding an experts’ workshop 11–14 September 2017 in Mexico City. The invitation-only workshop of more than 60 preeminent scientists from around the world represents a critical…

Canadian Official Discusses Public–Private Collaboration during Mission Innovation Panel at Cleantech Forum

February 3, 2017
At the 2017 Cleantech Forum, Assistant Deputy Minister of Innovation and Energy Technology, Frank Des Rosiers, Natural Resources Canada, highlighted private sector engagement as an important aspect of the Mission Innovation (MI) initiative. The Forum…

Second MI Ministerial to be Held 7-8 June 2017 in Beijing

January 17, 2017
On 7–8 June 2017, the second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-2) will take place in Beijing, China. MI-2 will bring together energy ministers and other representatives from MI member countries to share knowledge and collaborate on priorities for …

Breakthrough Energy Coalition Launches US$ 1 Billion Clean Energy Fund

December 12, 2016
Investments Focused in Mission Innovation Countries December 12, 2016 Today, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC)—a group of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and institutional investors committed to help bring promising new zero-emissions energy…

Mission Innovation Ministers Gather at COP22 for Public Event

November 14, 2016
Ministers Welcome New Members, Announce Technology Innovation Challenges PRESS RELEASE | Download the Press Release Marrakesh, Morocco (November 14, 2016) – Mission Innovation countries came together today here at the UN climate change conference, …

Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial Pledges Unprecedented Support for Clean Energy Research and Development

June 2, 2016
At the inaugural Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial, ministers from all Mission Innovation partners released their respective governments’ plans to double clean energy research and development funding over five years. Ministers also welcomed the European Commission on behalf of the European Union as the 21st partner.

Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial

June 1, 2016
San Francisco The inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI Ministerial) was held in San Francisco, California, on June 1 – 2, 2016. MI was announced on November 30, 2015 by the leaders of 20 countries that have a shared desire to accelerate g…
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