Apply for the Shell Ideas360 Global Ideas Competition 2017/2018

Shell Ideas360 is more than a global competition that connects students to develop ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s Food, Water and Energy resources. It’s an exciting journey of learning and discovery. Collaborate with like-minded innovators, Shell experts and mentors to expand your horizons.


Competition is open to any person who

(i) is, or will be, the higher of 18 years of age or the age of majority in the Participant’s relevant jurisdiction of residency by 01/12/2016; and

(ii) is currently studying (and is officially registered to continue studying until at least 01/12/2017) as a full time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate, excluding those studying for Phd or MPhil degrees, at one of the recognised, degree awarding universities or other equivalent higher education establishments set out on the World Higher Education Database (an “Eligible Student“).

The Stages:

Stage 1: Formulate

Register online – Join the Learning sessions – Submit an Idea

Get inspired and submit an idea

Register and set up your personal profile. You can enter as an individual or as part of a team of up to three people.

You join learning sessions, use the online community to discuss and to shape your idea before submission.

Stage 2: Develop

Selected ideas will have access to:

  • A designated mentor
  • Expert Development Sessions – support to further develop your idea, Leadership & business skills training to enhance your career

Connect with experts

Connect with your Shell mentor and join the Development Sessions to enhance business skills

Stage 3: Pitch

Finalist teams receive:

  • A trip to Make The Future, London
  • Intensive coaching
  • Opportunity to pitch ideas to senior Shell executives, Innovators and Industry leaders

Refine your skills

Make your idea pitch perfect with coaching, insight and support from senior Shell experts and mentors. Gain VIP access to Make The Future, London.

Prizes and Benefits:

Stage 1

Each member of a team that submits an idea receives a 3-month subscription to WIRED’s interactive digital edition (accessible on iPad, iPhone and Kindle Fire) and a certificate of participation.

Stage 2

Each member of a team that submits an idea receives a certificate of participation.

Stage 3

Each member of the finalist teams will fly to Make The Future, London and receive a personalized medal and certificate of completion.

Winners: The team will receive the Shell Ideas360 trophy and each member of the team wins an Adventure.


  • Stage 1 Submission deadline

    Ideas should be submitted online by 23:59 GMT on January 19, 2018

  • 20/02/2018

    Stage 1 Results

    Successful teams will be announced w/c February 20, 2018 to progress to Stage 2.

Stage 2

  • 21/02/2018

    Stage 2 Open

    Stage 2 teams connect with their Shell Mentor, access expert Learning Sessions and exclusive Masterclasses to further develop their idea.

  • 20/04/2018

    Stage 2 Submission deadline

    All ideas should be submitted online by 23:59 GMT on April 20, 2018.

  • 07/05/2018

    Stage 2 Results

    Five successful teams will be announced on w/c May 7, 2018 to progress to Stage 3.

Stage 3

  • 22/06/2018

    Stage 3 Open

    Stage 3 teams prepare final pitch to the panel of judges at Make The Future, Live in London

  • 04/07/2018

    The Pitch

    All finalists come together to prepare their final presentation and to pitch their idea.

    Watch behind the scenes of Shell Ideas360 2015/2016

  • 05/07/2018

    Shell Ideas360 Awards

    Shell Ideas 2017/2018 winning idea will be announced at Make The Future, Live in London

How to Apply:

Click here to apply for the Shell Ideas360 Global Ideas Competition 2017/2018 

Application Deadline: January 19, 2018 23:59 GMT

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