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Champions Corner: Swedish entrepreneur fights climate change with the power of ocean waves

October 20, 2021

Breakthrough Energy Catalyst launches its first global ‘Request for Information’ on emerging climate technology projects

October 15, 2021

Shipping out: The challenges and opportunities of decarbonizing the world’s most global industry

October 6, 2021

Champions corner: Dr. Yoshiki Takagiwa believes that innovating new and better materials can improve society

September 29, 2021

Champions Corner: Dr. Malak Al-Nory focuses on advancing research on clean energy

September 20, 2021

Shaping the Global Innovation Community on Affordable Heating and Cooling of Buildings

September 15, 2021

Champions Corner: Anna Skarbek is bringing people together to achieve net zero

August 17, 2021

MI’s new funding call: Helping cities reach across borders to deliver net-zero goals

August 10, 2021

Champions Corner: Dr Sang Jun Sim produces bioplastics from CO2 using green microalgae

August 3, 2021

Champions Corner: Dr José Amador Honorato Salazar explores biomass as an alternative feedstock

July 22, 2021

How IRENA is tracking the impacts of energy innovation

July 20, 2021

The 2020s: A decade of clean energy innovation

July 19, 2021

Collaborating to accelerate the development of new clean energy materials

July 13, 2021

MI Innovation Platform: increasing confidence in emerging solutions

July 9, 2021

Full steam ahead for the Green Powered Future Mission

June 28, 2021

MI Missions: accelerating the clean energy transition

June 23, 2021

Champions Corner: John Olav Tande develops tomorrow’s wind power technology

June 18, 2021

Open European Commission vacancy: Project Officer - Knowledge Management Global clean energy innovation

June 7, 2021

Mission Innovation launches a decade of clean energy innovation to accelerate achieving the Paris Agreement Goals 

June 2, 2021

Champions Corner: Jaafar Benabbou explains how solar electric vehicles can empower people across Africa

May 25, 2021

Mission Innovation hits the headlines at Leaders Summit with renewed commitments from the US and announcement of new clean energy initiatives

April 27, 2021

What’s Next for MI’s Innovation Challenges

April 26, 2021

MI-6: the digital, diverse and dynamic launch of Mission Innovation 2.0

April 26, 2021

Champions Corner: Dr Michaela Kendall discusses the utility of fuel cell technology

April 21, 2021

The Mission Possible Partnership - Making Industry Decarbonization Possible

April 19, 2021

Champions Corner: Dr Purnima Jalihal: Scaling the potential of Ocean Renewable energies

April 9, 2021

Champions Corner: Dr Krish Sankaran introduces Blockchain as a solution for developing circular energy and materials markets

March 22, 2021

Achievements and Insights from the First Phase of Mission Innovation

March 22, 2021

IRENA’s Tracking Energy Innovation Outputs

March 18, 2021

Breakthrough Energy and MI: Partners in delivering our net-zero future

March 16, 2021

MI Members agree next steps on the road to MI 2.0

February 22, 2021

MI launches the “Smart Grid Innovation Accelerator” – SGIA: the global information sharing platform supporting the clean energy transition

February 11, 2021

Transition Summits: Driving sustainable and net-zero transitions

February 8, 2021

Champions Corner: Can Li presents the “Liquid Sunshine” project in China

January 29, 2021

New MI Chair, Patrick Child, shares his vision for the months ahead

January 4, 2021

Champions Corner: Jürgen Mayerhofer revolutionizes power trading

December 7, 2020

China celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Mission Innovation celebrates 5 years

November 30, 2020

Student Energy celebrates MI’s anniversary!

November 30, 2020

U.S. Department of Energy celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

UK celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Sweden celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Republic of Korea celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Norway celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Japan celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

The Netherlands celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Italy celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary and looks forward to supporting its second phase

November 30, 2020

India celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Germany celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Finland celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

European Union celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary: Successful collaboration remembered through 5 major achievements

November 30, 2020

Denmark celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Chile celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Canada celebrates five years of collaboration under Mission Innovation

November 30, 2020

Brazil celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Austria celebrates Mission Innovation’s 5-year anniversary

November 30, 2020

Looking Back: Four Years of Collaboration through MI’s Innovation Challenges

November 30, 2020

Mission Innovation Champions: creating a community of visionaries from around the world, working to accelerate the clean energy revolution

November 30, 2020

Champions Corner: Marisa Hernández Latorre presents opportunity for biorefinery concept

November 19, 2020

Engaging with youth in MI 2.0: a call to action to energy leaders

October 27, 2020

Agreement on ambitious second phase of Mission Innovation

October 5, 2020

Champions Corner: Hans Marius Schuster to link up efforts for Hydrogen-Society Platform

September 2, 2020

IEA Special Report on Clean Energy Innovation highlights the need for countries to work together to accelerate technology progress

July 8, 2020

Global collaboration platform created for most advanced hydrogen projects

June 19, 2020

21 clean energy innovators announced as 2nd cohort of Mission Innovation Champions

June 12, 2020

New IEA report shows growth in clean energy R&D spending by governments, but also warning signs on the horizon

June 11, 2020

Champions Corner: Myoungju Lee paving the way for zero-energy buildings

June 11, 2020

What is next for clean energy innovation? Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on the innovation landscape and how governments are responding

June 2, 2020

Three islands receive EU Prize for innovative renewable energy solutions

May 28, 2020

Champions Corner: Hussam Khonkar supports Saudi Arabia’s impressive PV development

April 8, 2020

Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada announces 10 winning clean energy innovations at Globe 2020 Forum

March 11, 2020

Pathway towards the second phase of Mission Innovation

February 11, 2020

Second Mission Innovation Champions Programme now accepting applications

January 21, 2020

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

January 10, 2020

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

January 10, 2020

Mission Innovation launched the second MI Champions Programme

December 11, 2019

Mission Innovation participates in the UNFCCC COP25

December 11, 2019

Mission Innovation Beyond 2020: Challenges and Opportunities

December 9, 2019

Mission Innovation at COP25

December 9, 2019

Champions Corner: Sean Monkman (Canada)

November 29, 2019

Smart Grids Pitch Competition at the World Solar Challenge

November 26, 2019

Global Cooling Prize Finalist Announcement

November 19, 2019

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

October 23, 2019

MI Secretariat Gathering – New York City, 19-20 September 2019

October 21, 2019

Morocco joined Mission Innovation

October 21, 2019

Mission Innovation Statement at the UN Climate Action Summit

September 24, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: Mission Innovation participates in UN Climate Action Summit

September 24, 2019

Meet Climate Action’s New Superalliance

September 6, 2019

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

September 6, 2019

Global Cooling Prize: Finalists to be announced in November

September 6, 2019

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

July 7, 2019

Pushing MI forward: Insights from the outgoing Chair

June 28, 2019

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

May 29, 2019

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

May 28, 2019

Mission Innovation and Global Covenant of Mayors enter into formal collaboration

May 28, 2019

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

May 28, 2019

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

May 28, 2019

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

May 27, 2019

“Hydrogen Valleys”: demonstrating the power of hydrogen

May 13, 2019

Bringing New Perspectives on Innovation to MI

May 13, 2019

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

May 13, 2019

Comfort Climate Box concept begins to take shape

February 28, 2019

The 4th Industrial Revolution meets the Clean Energy Revolution

February 28, 2019

Successes and solutions shared in Santiago

February 28, 2019

The countdown to #CEMMI2019 has begun!

February 28, 2019

Industry participation central to success of Smart Grids Innovation Challenge workshop

December 19, 2018

COP24: A clear road ahead towards the Paris Agreement goals

December 19, 2018

Mission Innovation at the COP24 UN Climate Conference

December 3, 2018

$103 million funding to address the priorities of IC3

November 8, 2018

Mission Innovation investor framework launched at European Climate Innovation Summit

November 8, 2018

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

November 8, 2018

Mission Innovation at the International Renewable Energy Agency Innovation Week

September 27, 2018

Innovation inspired by nature’s power generator

September 27, 2018

Five pillars of cooperation to support clean energy innovation

September 27, 2018

Thermal storage funding opportunities for Mission Innovation members

September 27, 2018

Cooling for all, without warming the planet

September 27, 2018

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

August 27, 2018

IC7 Research Planning Workshop

August 8, 2018

Accelerating CCUS: A Global Conference to Progress CCUS

August 1, 2018

Delivering Mission Innovation’s 2020 Goals

July 31, 2018

Mission Innovation recognises the role of hydrogen in the energy transition

July 31, 2018

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

July 31, 2018

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

July 31, 2018

News from MI-3

June 26, 2018

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

June 26, 2018

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

June 26, 2018

Mission Innovation Champions Program now open

June 26, 2018

New addition to the Mission Innovation family

June 26, 2018

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

May 28, 2018

Strong network supporting the development of the future grid

May 18, 2018

UK commitment to MI at the heart of two ambitious strategies

May 18, 2018

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

March 26, 2018

International conference emphasises role of Mission Innovation in developing the bioeconomy

March 26, 2018

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

March 26, 2018

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

February 22, 2018

Strengthening private sector engagement in Davos

February 22, 2018

Clean Energy Materials Innovation Challenge hits the headlines

February 22, 2018

Mexico invests in the energy leaders of the future

February 22, 2018

Press Release - Materials Workshop Report

January 26, 2018

Collaborate to accelerate – Australia encourages sustained cooperation

January 17, 2018

Implementing India’s clean energy innovation plan through Mission Innovation

January 11, 2018

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

December 15, 2017

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

December 12, 2017

Mission Innovation Marks Two Years in Global Collaboration at COP23

November 17, 2017

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

November 16, 2017

India Hosts Smart Grid Innovation Workshop

November 15, 2017

Australia Announces Funding for Mission Innovation Challenge Representatives

November 14, 2017

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

October 4, 2017

Mission Innovation Holds Deep-Dive Expert Workshop

September 19, 2017

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

August 3, 2017

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

July 27, 2017

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

July 26, 2017

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

June 8, 2017

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

April 21, 2017

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

February 3, 2017

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

January 17, 2017

Breakthrough Energy Coalition Launches US$ 1 Billion Clean Energy Fund

December 12, 2016

Mission Innovation Ministers Gather at COP22 for Public Event

November 14, 2016

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