Top Ten Innovators is a global competition that highlights and rewards businesses that demonstrate excellence in impact and innovation while driving local prosperity and job creation in their communities. This year, we received 195 applications from 17 countries.

The next phase in the competition is the public vote, which will contribute to the determination of the winners. The public can vote on the LiveWIRE website between September 19 and October 28. In addition to the public votes, the winners will be picked by an expert panel of judges and announced on November 15 during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

A winner and two runners-up will be named in each of these categories: Social Impact, Environmental Sustainability, and Business Innovation, with the winners receiving 20,000 USD and runners-up receiving 10,000 USD. All winners will receive mentoring support for a year. This year we have introduced an award to recognise the most innovative Shell LiveWIRE implementing partner. Eight implementing partners have applied. The winner will be announced on November 15.

Top Ten Innovators 2022 Finalists

Social Impact

Business Country Business Summary
Gulang County Sanzhen Disabled Service Center China Gulang County Sanzhen Disabled Service Center is an employment and skills center for people with disabilities in Gulang County, China.
Green TAL Social Enterprise Kazakhstan Green TAL Social Enterprise employs socially vulnerable groups to make products while learning carpentry and sewing.
Agro-DigitalPH Philiippines Agro-Digital PH helps farmers and fishermen develop an integrated, digital, value chain to improve sales and business outputs.
Unexpected Italy Italy Unexpected Italy creates a sustainable travel ecosystem with local businesses in Italy.
Dumowongi Malaysia Dumowongi helps women generate their own income through sustainable farming.
Atik Global Service Nigeria Atik Global Services is an agro-based company that focuses on entrepreneurship development and adding value to African indigenous products.
Darkpore Media Africa Ltd. Nigeria Darkpore offers a platform, FoodNerve to address the challenges of malnutrition and hunger among vulnerable and poor households.

Environmental Sustainability

Country Business Summary
Ecolana Mexico Ecolana is a recycling business that connects consumers, consumer packaged good, and collection centers.
Oro Handmade Innovations, Inc. Philippines Oro Handmade Innovations is a sustainable home accent, packaging and stationery producer.
TileGreen Egypt TileGreen is a recycling business that turns plastic into pavement tiles.
Salty Agricultura Salina Brazil Salty Agricultura Salina is an agriculture business using the science of salt-resilient plant species to cultivate saline resilient and edible plant species.
Lluvia Sólida Mexico Lluvia Sólida uses potassium-based polymer as an irrigation system, turning water into a solid to reduce waste and evaporation.
BANANA & Partners Indonesia BANANA & Partners provides waste-to-energy and waste-to-product solutions through recycling innovations and facilities
Ciro Waste Indonesia Ciros is a circular economy marketplace that connects buyers & sellers of waste on one platform.

Business Innovation

Business Country
Business Summary
Nanotronics  Philippines Nanotronics is a tech startup that produces nanomaterials derived from indigenous plants.
NextPay Philippines Philippines NextPay empowers entrepreneurs by building tools to centralise and simplify their financial operations.
Syarikat Timogah Malaysia Timogah is an e-commerce platform where customers can buy directly from local farmers and businesses.
ACAPAT SOLUTIONS LIMITED Nigeria ACAPAT SOLUTIONS is an edu-tech company that improves the educational sector through capacity building, content development, and communication technology.
EXIT Indonesia EXIT helps fishermen access low-cost energy and financial inclusion solutions in remote areas.
Egistic Kazakhstan is a start-up offering agriculture producers solutions for crop production and maintenance
Ion Ag+ S. de R.L de C.V Mexico Ion Ag+ S. de R.L de C.V increases access to clean water through technology and patented products.