Meet the 21 Finalists for the Top Ten Innovators Awards
Sep 15, 2022
We are delighted to announce the twenty-one entrepreneurs shortlisted for the 2022 Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards.
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
|Gulang County Sanzhen Disabled Service Center
|Gulang County Sanzhen Disabled Service Center is an employment and skills center for people with disabilities in Gulang County, China.
|Green TAL Social Enterprise
|Green TAL Social Enterprise employs socially vulnerable groups to make products while learning carpentry and sewing.
|Agro-Digital PH helps farmers and fishermen develop an integrated, digital, value chain to improve sales and business outputs.
|Unexpected Italy creates a sustainable travel ecosystem with local businesses in Italy.
|Dumowongi helps women generate their own income through sustainable farming.
|Atik Global Service
|Atik Global Services is an agro-based company that focuses on entrepreneurship development and adding value to African indigenous products.
|Darkpore Media Africa Ltd.
|Darkpore offers a platform, FoodNerve to address the challenges of malnutrition and hunger among vulnerable and poor households.
|Ecolana is a recycling business that connects consumers, consumer packaged good, and collection centers.
|Oro Handmade Innovations, Inc.
|Oro Handmade Innovations is a sustainable home accent, packaging and stationery producer.
|TileGreen is a recycling business that turns plastic into pavement tiles.
|Salty Agricultura Salina
|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 uses potassium-based polymer as an irrigation system, turning water into a solid to reduce waste and evaporation.
|BANANA & Partners
|BANANA & Partners provides waste-to-energy and waste-to-product solutions through recycling innovations and facilities
|Ciros is a circular economy marketplace that connects buyers & sellers of waste on one platform.
|Nanotronics is a tech startup that produces nanomaterials derived from indigenous plants.
|NextPay empowers entrepreneurs by building tools to centralise and simplify their financial operations.
|Timogah is an e-commerce platform where customers can buy directly from local farmers and businesses.
|ACAPAT SOLUTIONS LIMITED
|ACAPAT SOLUTIONS is an edu-tech company that improves the educational sector through capacity building, content development, and communication technology.
|EXIT helps fishermen access low-cost energy and financial inclusion solutions in remote areas.
|Egistic.kz is a start-up offering agriculture producers solutions for crop production and maintenance
|Ion Ag+ S. de R.L de C.V
|Ion Ag+ S. de R.L de C.V increases access to clean water through technology and patented products.