Shell LiveWIRE is very important to Shell, because when we help local entrepreneurs to set up businesses, they create long term sources of income for communities, they create jobs and they help to find innovative solutions to social and economic problems.

Joanna Cochrane, VP Shell Social Performance


Stimulating innovations around the world

Shell LiveWIRE ‘Top Ten Innovators’ highlights and rewards LiveWIRE businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation.

Innovation is a recognised tool to increase the sustainability, and success of any business, which can act as a way of making changes in your business via the introduction of new products (or improvements to existing ones), services, business model or processes. The changes you make will have a significantly positive impact, they should also be measurable in some way (e.g. an increase in jobs, turnover or customers; savings in time, cost or resource). Real innovation will lead to sustainability, and growth.

In 2018, together with Shell Retail we launched a refocused Top Ten Innovators Awards (TTI), which seeks to uncover outstanding Shell LiveWIRE alumni who can work together with Shell Retail to enhance sustainability within its supply chain.

It’s also particularly pleasing to note that last year’s global TTI winner, Aceleron, is now partnering with Shell Foundation to provide affordable energy storage solutions in East Africa.

I am looking forward to seeing brightest solutions in this year’s three categories: Energy Solutions, Retail Supply Chain and Social Enterprises!

Good luck applicants!