Shell Ideas360 Recruitment Competition 2016 Ends Today, Apply Now
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.
Shell Ideas360 Recruitment Competition 2016
“Enter this global ideas competition and win the exciting opportunity to explore the world on a National Geographic Adventure”.
Even the simplest of ideas have the power to transform lives and positively impact society. At Shell, we believe human ingenuity holds the key to unlocking innovative thinking across our society, now and for the future.
Shell Ideas360 is our way of fostering innovation to turn your ideas into reality. So here’s your chance to work with Shell mentors, be part of an international community of like-minded innovators and own your idea that could change the world.
About the Competition (The Stages)
Stage 1: Formulate
Register online – Explorer the online community – Introductory Google Hangouts
Learn and be inspired:
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 can submit your idea, access Google Hangouts and explore online communities to shape your idea before submission.
Stage 2: Develop
Selected ideas will have access to:
A designated mentor
Expert Google Hangouts – support to further develop your idea, Leadership & business skills training to enhance your career
Connect with experts:
Connect with your Shell mentor and experts to access business skills Google Hangouts
Stage 3: Pitch
Finalist teams receive:
A trip to the UK
3 days 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 gain exclusive access to Shell Eco Marathon and Powering Progress Together forum in United Kingdom.
Prizes and Benefits
Prizes and Incentives
Each member of a team that submits and idea receives a 3-month subscription to WIRED’s interactive digital edition (accessible on iPad, iPhone and Kindle Fire) and certificate of participation.
Each member of a team that submits and idea receives a subscription to National Geographic Magazine and certificate of participation.
Each member of the five finalist teams will receive a trip to the UK, a personalized medal and certificate of completion.
Winners: Each team member will receive a National Geographic Adventure of their choice and a trophy.
Great for your Resume/CV:
Shell is an internationally known and respected organisation and taking part will be a great addition to any student’s résumé/CV.
Work with Professionals:
Every team in Stage 2 will be assigned a Shell Mentor to help them develop their idea. In addition they will have access to some of Shell’s renowned Subject Matter Experts.
Interact with fellow students from around the world via our online community. Meet industry leaders, business innovators and other students from around the world at the final event in Rotterdam.
Learn and discover at every stage:
Access coaching and Google Hangouts to develop your idea that could change the world; be part of a global community of like-minded innovators and refine your skills to help prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career.
Develop your ideas:
This is your chance to develop that idea that you’ve been thinking about for ages with industry support, or to apply your studies to a practical, real-world problem.
All ideas submitted to Shell Ideas360 have the chance to be considered by GameChanger, our innovation incubator.
And with the connections made through the journey, ideas in the competition have received interest from external industry backers too.
Our review process:
Our team of Shell reviewers 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.
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.
Stage 1 (Open)
1st Jan. 2015:
Register, set up your profile, explore the online student community, access introductory Google Hangouts and submit your idea.
22nd Jan. 2016 (Submission deadline):
New deadline: All ideas should be submitted online by January 22, 16 noon GMT.
29th Feb. 2016 (Results):
Successful teams will be announced w/c February 29 to progress to Stage 2.
29th Feb. 2016 (Open):
Teams connect with their Shell Mentor, access expert Google Hangouts and support to further develop their idea further.
1st May, 2016 (Submission deadline):
All ideas should be submitted online by May 1, noon GMT.
23rd May, 2016 (Results):
Five successful teams will be announced on May 23 to progress to Stage 3.
23rd May, 2016 (Open):
Teams prepare to pitch to the panel of judges in the United Kingdom.
27th June, 2016 (The Pitch):
All finalists come together to receive final preparation coaching, research and innovation tours and pitch their idea.
Take a look behind the scenes of Shell Ideas360 2014/2015
30th June, 2016 (Results):
Shell Ideas 2015/2016 winning idea will be announced at Shell Eco-marathon, London.
Application Closing Date
22nd January, 2016.
How To Apply