Champions Program

Championing and accelerating the clean energy revolution

A program for recognizing and supporting the next wave of energy technology leaders

The Mission Innovation Champions Program seeks to celebrate innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. This program will recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable by using it more efficiently. By supporting cross-border exchanges of ideas and talent and by building a community of visionaries committed to the promise of clean energy research and development (R&D), this program will help activate and engage a new generation of researchers, inventors, and leaders.

Mission Innovation (MI) Champions are individuals with a track record of progressing creative new ideas that can drive the pace and scale of the clean energy revolution — the people who are inventing the products and services of the future or discovering the science that underpins them. The program will therefore call worldwide attention to emerging innovators from across the globe.

One of the main advantages of being an MI Champion will be the recognition received from the Mission Innovation community, as well as the visibility received through the outreach and communication efforts of the MI Secretariat. MI will highlight awardees’ stories and ideas at ministerial meetings, and on the Mission Innovation website and social media channels.

One Champion from each MI member country participating in the MI Champions Program will be selected. Eligible countries are as follows: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.

The Champion for the European Commission will be selected from a European Union country that is not an individual member of Mission Innovation. Eligible countries are therefore: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

For more information, please visit the Mission Innovation Champions website: