A new recognition program to celebrate and support innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution
The program was launched at the occasion of the Third Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3) on 22-23 May 2018 at Malmö, Sweden, and is currently accepting registrations.
The program will recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable and using it more efficiently – calling worldwide attention to the most promising ideas from across the globe.
This program is part of the global initiative Mission Innovation and will contribute to its objectives by fostering cross-border exchanges of ideas and talent, while also raising a greater awareness amongst the wider clean energy community of the transformational potential of energy innovation.
Mission Innovation 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. They may be working in government laboratories, local universities, long-standing research firms, or their own recently launched clean technology start-up companies. Champions may be from “traditional” inventor disciplines such as sciences, engineering, mathematics, and architecture or from other fields.
One Champion from each Mission Innovation member participating in the program will be selected. Participating countries include: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, 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; this means: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.