The most interesting ideas can sometimes seem too risky for large energy companies to invest in. Yet some have massive potential to change the way energy is produced, like the revolutionary idea of producing and cooling natural gas to liquid – all at sea. Boosted by early funding from the Shell GameChanger programme, the idea is becoming reality with the Prelude FLNG project.
Shell founded its GameChanger programme in 1996 to provide innovators with the financial and technical support and space they need to demonstrate the technical and commercial viability of their ideas. GameChanger helps them to prove their concept works, quickly and cost-efficiently.
We know unusual ideas can exist anywhere, so we seek out contributions from any innovator or creative community. From our long history innovating with others outside Shell and the industry, we also know there is rarely success without failure along the way.
GameChanger has worked with more than 1,700 innovators around the world, helping them turn more than 100 ideas into reality.
We are ready to take a chance on your idea. Are you ready?
The journey starts when you submit your idea.
At Shell GameChanger we look at four main criteria when evaluating ideas:
- We check for novelty: is your idea fundamentally different and unproven?
- We look at the potential value: could your idea create substantial new value if it works?
- We ask “Why Shell?”: is your idea relevant to Shell and the energy future?
- We test your plan: can the concept be proven quickly and affordably?
We also consider how sustainable your idea is, checking it meets our rules on social responsibility, health, safety and the environment. Find out more about the GameChanger step-by-step process.
We will review your proposal and make a decision within just a few days. If it meets our criteria, we will contact you straight away.