Shell on hunt to find start-ups with low carbon energy solutions

Latest Shell Springboard programme will provide £150,000 funding to turn idea into a reality with additional prizes for regional winners

Shell has launched its Shell Springboard awards programme for 2016; a national competition to find entrepreneurs developing commercially viable low carbon energy solutions.

The 2016  winner will secure £150,000 in funding to put their idea into action, while five regional winners will each receive £40,000 investment.

All regional and national finalists will have access to networking opportunities and feedback from the panel of judges.

Launched in 2005 to support the growth of innovative start-ups, Shell Springboard invested over £3m in 86 businesses to date with more than 80% of its portfolio business still in operation after five years.

Past winners of the programme include Cella Energy; developers of hydrogen storage technology; Celtic renewables; which produces biofuels from whisky industry residues, this year’s winner Deciwatt, creaters of GravityLight – a method of generating light from gravity.

You can apply for the Shell Spingboard 2016 programme here.

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