Every year Shell LiveWIRE supports thousands of individuals to access the knowledge, skills, networks and resources to turn their business ideas into successful enterprises which provide a sustainable income, create jobs and drive innovation.

Started in Scotland in 1982, the programme is now delivered in 17 countries around the world, making a positive social impact in the communities in which Shell operates.

Examples of the programmes global achievements include providing start-up grants to 3,493 young people in the Niger Delta, training over 10,000 young Omanis, a LiveWIRE entrepreneur from Brunei securing a $24 million contract from Shell and many more. 

Shell is committed to support the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

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New Energy Challenge


Applications are now open, until 23 July, for Shell’s New Energy Challenge, the competition for European start-ups offering innovative, low-carbon energy solutions.