Background

India along with 24 other countries is a member of all eight Mission Innovation (MI) challenges for clean energy development and is a Co-lead in three challenges: Smart-grids, Off-grid Access to Electricity and Sustainable Biofuel Innovation Challenge. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) being nodal agency has been coordinating national events in clean energy innovation and RD&D in India. India has taken a lead in MI activities by disseminating the clean energy activities in India and abroad by arranging successful national (IC1-IC7) and international workshops (IC1, IC2 and IC4). Pursuant to this India has actively supported its pledge to support R&D programmes by announcing the funding opportunity announcement.

India is also a co-lead member of Analysis and Joint Research (AJR) Sub-Group of Mission Innovation along with Canada. The Analysis and Joint Research Sub-Group’s aims to identify and analyze clean energy innovation needs, priorities, challenges and opportunities for collaboration across Mission Innovation (MI) members. AJR’s mandate is to mobilize the collective knowledge, capabilities and resources of members to maximize impact across eight Innovation Challenges ICs.

During the 4th Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial meeting held at Vancouver, Canada (May 2019) MI members announced bold new projects and collaborations that will push clean energy research and innovations forward.  AJR proposed that a Mission Innovation Face-to-Face Meeting of all Innovation Challenges to be organized in India this year. The draft Concept note and the draft agenda is enclosed for consideration.

India along with 24 other countries is a member of all Eight Mission Innovation (MI) challenges for clean energy development and is a co-lead in three challenges. India has taken a lead in MI activities by arranging country workshops in all seven areas and has also arranged successful international conferences.  MI India Unit has identified eight challenges in various areas where international cooperation and mutually beneficial engagements can be established.Govt. of India via it’s nodal agency Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is responsible for the MI Clean Energy initiatives in India.

India is Co-lead for following three Challenges:

(a) Smart Grids Innovation Challenge
(b) Off Grid Access to Electricity Innovation Challenge
(c) Sustainable Biofuels Innovation Challenge

India also participates in other Five Innovation Challenges – Carbon Capture, Converting Sunlight, Clean Energy Materials & Renewable and Clean Hydrogen.

India is also a co-lead member of Analysis and Joint Research (AJR) Sub-Group of Mission Innovation along with Canada. The Analysis and Joint Research Sub-Group’s aims to identify and analyze clean energy innovation needs, priorities, challenges and opportunities for collaboration across Mission Innovation (MI) members. AJR’s mandate is to mobilize the collective knowledge, capabilities and resources of members to maximize impact across eight Innovation Challenges which MI members have identified as critical technology areas to address climate change. Keeping in line with Mission Innovation Mandate to support Clean Energy activities, India is organising  “Mission Innovation Face-to-Face meeting of all Innovation Challenges (IC1-IC8) under Analysis and Joint Research (AJR)” from 4-6th Nov 2019 New Delhi.