France

Overview

Barbara Pompili

Minister for the Ecological Transition
“We collectively need to act always more united with the will to “accelerate the acceleration” of the energy transition. This is all about what the revised ambition of MI stands for: build together the innovation pathway taking up the level of urgency the world is facing. I am convinced that the actions we have collectively foreseen for the next phase of MI will give the opportunity to the international cooperation to tackle key innovation topics of the energy transition. France is determined to take its share and will contribute to the success of this new era of Mission Innovation.”

Senior Representative

Christophe Kassiotis
Director of Cabinet Office, General Directorate for Energy and Climate, Ministry for an Ecological Transition

Role in Mission Innovation


News and events


MI Champions

MI Champions is a program for recognizing and supporting the next wave of energy technology leaders.
Meet France’s Champions!

Didier Bouix (2019)

Ondine Suavet (2020)

 


Participation in MI’s first phase

Resources:

Clean Energy Innovation investment (MI 1.0)

Country-determined baseline year(s): 2012-2014
Baseline funding amount: EUR ‎€440 million (USD $494 million)
Doubling target year: 2020
Doubling target amount: EUR €880 million (USD $989 million)

Find out more about how France’s baseline and doubling are calculated

*Figures in the spending chart are based on USD exchange rates in 2021

From 2015 (Year 1), Fundamental research is integrated in the calculation of the French R&D public funding in the field of new technologies for energy.

In addition to the figures here-above, it shall be stressed that a significant public support is as well brought by France to nuclear R&D (approximately €500 million). However, the financing of these activities is not part of the French financial commitments taken under MI.