Third Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting held at Malmo, Sweden

What: 3rd Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting

Where: Malmo, Sweden

When: 22-23 May, 2018

  • The third Mission Innovation Ministerial meeting was organized in Malmo, Sweden for  from 22-23 May, 2018. Ministers and high level delegates from 23 countries participated in this meeting.  Indian delegation was lead by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences. 
  • Mission Innovation Champions Programme: Mission innovation countries launched Mission Innovation Champions Programme to felicitate clean energy innovators. At the Solutions Summit, the MI 2020 Solutions booklet was launched, showcasing over fifty cutting-edge breakthroughs emerging from MI members investments ranging from blockchain technologies to the world’s first commercial passenger electric boat.   
  • Smart Grid Workshop: Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Smart Grid Workshop on 22nd May, 2018 at Copenhagen and Chaired public private round table on Strategies on Decarbonisation through innovations in Smart Grids. 
  • First International Incubator for clean energy: India announced setting up of First International Incubator for clean energy in public-private partnership at a total investment of around US $ 5 million in Delhi. This incubator will foster entrepreneurship and promote innovations in the area of clean energy and provide opportunities to innovators across the MI countries to test their technologies in the local market.
  • After successfully posting 2 international MI workshops on Smart Grids and sustainable bio-fuels, India announced its plan for hosting MI clean energy materials Workshop in October-November, 2018 at New Delhi.
  • Joint Virtual Clean Energy Centre with United Kingdom: India also announced the launch of Joint Virtual Clean Energy Centre with United Kingdom and Indian Government funding of UK £  5 million each. An Indo US Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Centre  on energy storage and smart grids with a total investment of US$ 30 million  with matching share of both the Governments and the Consortia has been launched.
  • India also announced 3 dedicated MI funding opportunities on sustainable Bio-fuels, Carbon capture and Sunlight innovation challenge with a total investment of US $ 11 million.

About Mission Innovation

  • 30 months ago on November 30th, 2015, leader of 20 countries came together to launch Mission Innovation (MI), a landmark 5 year commitment to accelerate the pace of innovation and make clean energy widely affordable and accessible worldwide. 
  • MI now comprises 23 economies and the European Commission, representing the European Union, and collectively accounts for more than 80 percent of the world’s total public financing of clean energy R&D.  converged .

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