Scoring Criteria

Every application receives scores and comments from five Evaluation Panel judges, based on the criteria listed below. Scores are normalized to ensure a level playing field for everyone.

Has the candidate pursued bold ideas? Has the candidate’s work advanced the solution of an important and urgent problem that advances our clean energy agenda?

Provided a clear path to improve the future of clean energy; the strategic approach is informed by a bold sense of purpose and grit.

Has the candidate achieved a measurable effect on the clean energy sector?

Provided clear evidence of reinvigorating and accelerating global clean energy innovation.

Does the candidate have the skills, capacity, and experience to represent Mission Innovation and to continue to make meaningful contributions to the sector?

Offered qualifying credentials with clear strengths; likely to make additional meaningful contributions.

Does the application describe a candidate whose ideas are fresh and forward-looking and that are a departure from business-as-usual approaches?

Delivered new and different perspective with focus on concrete goals and improving outcomes.

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Launched at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015, Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, seeking to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation and make clean energy widely affordable and reliable.

MI countries represent 60% of the world’s population, 70% of GDP, and 80% of government investment in clean energy research. MI countries are taking action to double their public investments in clean energy R&D over five years while encouraging collaboration among partner nations, sharing information, and coordinating with businesses and investors.