FUTURE OF ENERGY CHALLENGE
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Nov 15, 2019
For the third year in a row, Shell is partnering with Net Impact to host a Future of Energy Challenge for chapter members. The 2020 competition features five new topics and challenge questions and culminates in an accelerator and live pitch panel competition at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
In the Future of Energy Challenge: Mobility, the next generation of thinkers, inventors, and entrepreneurs collaborate to design and innovate solutions to mobility challenges related to alternative fuels, electric mobility, access to energy, retail stations, nature-based solutions. Participants are challenged to develop and submit proposals with a business idea or a system solution addressing one of the challenge questions listed below. The final deadline for submissions is November 25, 2019.
The founders of Electrip, the winning team of the 2019 Future of Energy Challenge, were plenary speakers at the Net Impact 19 Conference. Do you have an idea that could change the world?
Finalist teams will be chosen and announced in December 2019 after which they will refine their proposals with support and mentoring from industry and Shell experts over a three-month accelerator. Our mentors for the Challenge this year include:
Teams will travel to SxSW in Austin, Texas, in March 2020 to participate in face-to-face segments of the accelerator to finalize their proposals into fully developed and scalable concepts. In Austin, teams will participate in a live pitch competition in front of an audience and panel of judges who will evaluate their solutions based on clarity, innovation, breakthrough potential, and feasibility of implementation.. Immediately following the live pitch competition, an online voiting session will be conducted with the judges and audience members to determine a winner. The winning team will be invited to attend Shell's Powering Progress Together (PPT) forum in San Francisco, California - an event which convenes leaders from across sectors to discuss and collaborate around accelerating the energy transition. For more information about Shell’s PPT forum, please visit the US PPT webpage.