top ten innovators

2019 Top Ten Innovators

By competing in Top Ten Innovators, entrepreneurs have the chance to receive prize funding, direct mentoring support from Shell staff, and the opportunity to integrate within and benefit from vast market linkages within Shell’s global network.

By Shell Livewire on May 01, 2019

what is the process

What is this year’s theme?

This year the overarching theme is “Circular Economy.” 

Circular Economy represents a world where nothing is ever wasted, because everything is designed to last longer, be reused, repurposed or recycled.

What can you win?

Top Ten Innovators awards prizes across three categories. Each category will have one winner and two runners up. The winners will receive US $20,000 and runners-up will receive US $10,000.

In addition, we will have an outstanding achievement award, and that winner will receive US $10,000. The outstanding achievement award will be selected from the 21 shortlisted candidates.

So, there are ten prizes in total!

All ten finalists will receive: mentoring support by a Shell expert, the opportunity to benefit from market linkages via Shell’s global network, global exposure and the possibility to be considered as a vendor to Shell or Shell’s customers.


What are the categories?

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    Food & Agriculture

    Enterprises that are providing disruptive circular solutions in food waste reduction and/or sustainable agriculture.
  • energy and mobility icon

    Energy & Mobility

    Enterprises that are providing innovative circular solutions to enhance energy efficiency in various applications and/or promote circular practices within the mobility supply chain.
  • Sustainable Future icon

    Sustainable Future

    Enterprises that help reduce waste and deliver positive social and/or environmental change.