2020 Top Ten Innovators Awards
By competing in the Top Ten Innovators competition, 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.
What will transport look like in 2040
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:
- Energy Transition
- Environment & Circular Economy
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the process?
1 May : Application opens
31 July : Application deadline
1 September : Shortlisted applicants announced
1 – 18 September : Shortlisted applicants submit additional info
7 – 16 September : Public voting
16 – 22 Nov : Top Ten Innovators announced
The TTI 2020 Application was open from May 1 – July 31, 2020. The Public Vote was held from September 7 – 16. The Top Ten Innovators will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week, from November 16 – 22.