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As part of Shell’s commitment to respond to changing global needs, this year Shell LiveWIRE will focus on supporting entrepreneurs throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The theme of this year’s awards is “Creating a More Liveable World,” and three separate award categories within this theme have been identified:

  1. Energy Transition
  2. Environment & Circular Economy
  3. Local Prosperity

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 light of the Covid-19 crisis, transformational solutions that address the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic will be highly valued: one Outstanding Achievement Award will be given to an enterprise that has significantly contributed to combatting these socio-economic impacts, within any of the above themes.

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.

Incentivising the Energy Transition

Category 1
Energy Transition

Enterprises that are providing disruptive innovations within the clean energy space.

Innovations may include but are not limited to: Access to Energy; Clean energy; Off-grid solutions; Energy distribution; Energy efficiency; Last mile distribution; Low-carbon transport solutions; Transport sharing models; Transformational changes or solutions to address the direct and indirect environmental and socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 and more.

Protecting the Environment and encouraging the Circular Economy

Category 2
Environment & Circular Economy

Enterprises that help shift the world to a circular economy future to deliver positive environmental change.

Innovations may include but are not limited to: Sustainable packaging to extend the lifecycle; Solutions to eliminate food waste; Turning waste into a new resource; Innovative re-use models; Solutions that minimise water usage; Solutions that protect and enhance biodiversity; Products and services to improve quality; Alternate ownership models; Transformational changes or solutions to address the direct and indirect environmental and socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 and more.

Working towards Local Prosperity

Category 3
Local Prosperity

Enterprises that help power human progress and deliver positive social change and/or economic growth in the communities.​

Innovations may include but are not limited to: Access to finance; Education and literacy; Job creation; Providing necessities such as food and shelter; Knowledge transfer; Women’s empowerment; Health & safety; Diversity & inclusion; Transformational changes or solutions to address the direct and indirect environmental and socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 and more.

Applications close in:

What is the process?

1 May : Application opens

10 June : Application deadline

29 June : Shortlisted applicants announced

29 June – 31 July : Shortlisted applicants submit additional info

6 – 15 July : Public voting

16 – 22 Nov : Top Ten Innovators announced

The process of Top Ten Investor Awards in 2020

What’s next?

The TTI 2020 Application window will be open from May 1 – June 10 2020. 

For more information on the Top Ten Innovators application process, please take a look at our frequently asked questions and application guidelines.

We look forward to receiving your applications shortly!

Application guidelines     Frequently asked questions