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Deadline: June 10, 2020 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: You participated in a LiveWIRE or affiliated programme after January 2015; You’re an innovative enterprise (including production innovation, process
innovation and business model innovation), and your enterprise fits within one of
the three sustainability categories; Your enterprise is a registered business and this registration occurred within the last five years; You have a business bank account; If your business produces a product, you have (at least) a working prototype.

Shell Top Ten Innovators Awards 2020

Shell LiveWIRE is Shell’s flagship enterprise development programme. The programme strengthens local economies across the globe by promoting entrepreneurship and
developing entrepreneurs.

Amidst the global pandemic, the 2020 Top Ten Innovators (TTI) competition also seeks to reward enterprises that have significantly contributed to combatting the direct and/or indirect socio-economic impacts of Covid-19 at an internal, local, regional, or international scale.

Every year Shell LiveWIRE enables thousands of individuals to access the knowledge, skills, networks and resources needed to turn their business ideas into successful enterprises that provide sustainable incomes, create jobs and drive innovation.

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.

Creating a More Liveable World

The theme of this year’s awards is “Creating a More Liveable World,” and three separate award categories within this theme have been identified:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Interested in applying for the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards 2020Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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