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Shell Ideas360 Competition 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.

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

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

LEARN AND DISCOVER AT EVERY STAGE

Access Learning Sessions to inspire and develop your idea that could change the world. Join a global community of students and like-minded innovators. Refine your skills to help prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career.

DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS

This is your chance to develop that innovative idea that you’ve been thinking about with support from a Shell mentor and industry experts.

GREAT FOR YOUR RÉSUMÉ/CV

A Shell Ideas360 certificate of participation will be a great addition to any student’s résumé/CV.

WORK WITH PROFESSIONALS

In addition to the Learning Sessions every team in Stage 2 will be assigned a Shell Mentor to help them develop their idea.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Interact with fellow students from around the world via our online community. Meet Shell executives, industry leaders, business innovators and students from around the world at Make The Future.

Rewards At Every Stage

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.

JUDGES AND JUDGING CRITERIA

Our team of experts read and review every idea. They need to be able to assess the strength of each idea and consider how well the submission answers the following questions. To help you, we’ve included some guidance of what you will need to consider.

Novel: How novel or original is the idea?

Your answer should include: What existing idea could you be compared to and why is your idea different? Why is your idea innovative?

Doable: How easy is it to achieve the idea?

Think about How do-able, achieveable or feasible is this idea? What are the obstacles; be realistic and what would you need to deliver this.

Value: What benefits (business/social/etc.) would the idea deliver? What is the potential value of this idea?

Consider the wider value whether its financial, political, social or technology etc. And don’t try and sell this to Shell. This isn’t about Shell, this is about the idea.

Relevance: How relevant is the idea to the Food/Energy/Water topic?

Many of the ideas touch more than one of the topics, so please consider this in your answer. The greater the relevance, the greater the impact.

Image

A picture can tell a thousand words, so this year, our reviewers have asked for the image to ‘represent’ your idea. You can be creative as you like, but remember, this could make or break your entry. A diagram or drawing of your idea, well illustrated, may be a lot easier to understand than trying to explain your idea in a few hundred words.

For more information, go to Shell Ideas360 Official Webpage.

For more Opportunities, go to studentinfoportal.com/opportunities

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