The Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards highlight and rewards LiveWIRE businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation.
Sustainability is at the heart of our business, that means providing energy in a responsible manner, respecting people, their safety, and the environment. As part of this commitment we also want to champion sustainability around the world. One way we do this is by rewarding entrepreneurs whose businesses work towards the circular economy.
This year, we have partnered together with Shell Global Commercial to deliver Top Ten Innovators (TTI) 2019, a global competition to find innovative solutions amongst our Shell LiveWIRE alumni that promote the Circular Economy. We’re specifically looking for solutions in Food & Agriculture, Energy & Mobility, and promoting a Sustainable Future.
If you participated in a Shell LiveWIRE or an affiliated programme and you contribute to achieve a circular solution, you’re encouraged to apply.
What is this year’s theme?
This year the overarching theme is “Circular Economy.”
Circular Economy represents a world where nothing is ever wasted, because everything is designed to last longer, be reused, repurposed or recycled.
Benefits of participating in the Competition
By competing in Top Ten Innovators, 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.
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 addition, we will have an outstanding achievement award, and that winner will receive US $10,000. The outstanding achievement award will be selected from the 21 shortlisted candidates.
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.
What are the categories?
Food & Agriculture
Enterprises that are providing disruptive circular solutions in food waste reduction and/or sustainable agriculture. This may involve: circular design, production, distribution, remanufacture, (re)use, residual waste collection and recycling of food and agricultural products.
Energy & Mobility
Enterprises that are providing innovative circular solutions to enhance energy efficiency in various applications and/or promote circular practices within the mobility supply chain. This many involve circular design, production, distribution, use, residual waste collection and cycle of energy and/or mobility products and services.
Enterprises that help reduce waste and deliver positive social and/or environmental change. This may involve circular design, production, distribution, use, repair, reuse, residual waste collection and recycling of products, services, and waste not in the previous two categories.
Criteria for the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards
You must have been nominated by your country Shell LiveWIRE programme manager
You’re a past participant in your local country Shell LiveWIRE programme or affiliated programme such as New Energy Challenge and Shell #IdeaRefinery
Your business has been registered between 12 and 60 months at time of entry
You have your application made in English via the dedicated web portal
Such an application explains how your business has used innovation to develop advantage, and outlines how you would use the award funding to further develop innovation in your business
You will be required to submit financial statements (business accounts) as part of your application, these are for Due Diligence purposes only and form no part of the application process
If you are one of the Top Ten Innovators, you will need to provide your business bank account details, plus a recent statement for the account
Your business fits into one of the three categories (Energy Solutions, Retail Supply Chain and Social Enterprises)
You declare that all information you provide is accurate and true
You complete an application form, provide all information as requested and upload a short video pitch (no longer than 90 seconds) to the Top Ten Innovators showcase web portal
Besides the application form, you provide a short summary statement, that you are happy for us to use alongside your video during the online public vote
You agree to and accept all monitoring requirements (up to 12 months)
You agree to participate in both the online public vote, and all programme publicity.
Impact Created by Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards
Run successfully in 2015, 2017 and 2018 the Top Ten Innovators competition has created the following impact:
How to Apply for the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards
Interested in being part of the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards, Head over to the application portal and apply
Deadline for Submission of Applications:
Learn more about the Awards by visiting the main website.