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03 Jun 2016

EU joins "Mission Innovation" - a global initiative on clean energy

The European Union has joined "Mission Innovation", a global initiative on clean energy, at its inaugural ministerial meeting in San Francisco on 1-2 June. This initiative was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 with the aim of reinvigorating and accelerating public and private global clean energy innovation.

The European Commission has now joined this initiative on behalf of the EU, which funds clean energy under the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, stated: "I have set three goals for the EU research and innovation policy - Open Innovation, Open Science, and Open to the World - and Mission Innovation combines all three. Open innovation by bringing a variety of actors together, open science by promoting synergies and the sharing of research results, and openness to the world by being a prime example of a truly global collaboration. I am confident that Mission Innovation is well geared to accelerate the clean energy revolution."

For further information:
European commission - press release

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