Make the Future Live, a festival of ideas and innovation featuring Shell Eco-marathon Europe, will be returning to London, UK from May 25 – 28, 2017.
Make the future
We believe the answers to tomorrow’s energy challenges lie in the power of people’s ingenuity, and that together we can #makethefuture today.
Festivals of ideas and innovation
Bright energy ideas in action
Harnessing kinetic energy from falling rocks, GravityLight produces a safe, renewable source of light to those with no access to electricity.
What happens when seven energy ideas and six artists collaborate to make one unique music video?
This is Santa Marta: a favela in Brazil that is home to more than 6,000 people as well as a budding solar project led by Insolar.
MotionECO seeks to transform used cooking oil into sustainable biofuels that can reduce greenhouse gases.
What if we could capture the wind created by passing cars with roadside turbines, and turn it into usable energy?
In the heart of Morro da Mineira, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, we took a rundown football pitch and powered it with kinetic and solar energy to demonstrate our belief that a mix of innovative ideas can change the way we power communities. It’s time to see if it worked.
Millions of us enjoy an energy boosting cup of coffee to help us start the day. But what if that same cup of coffee could also produce energy to help power the planet? A bright new start-up company named bio-bean has found the answer.
Kids vs adults. But who schooled who when it came to asking questions? UK TV personality Rachel Riley has the answer.
Shell and Akon unveil Africa’s first player- and solar-powered football pitch in Lagos, celebrating the potential of renewable energy.
Cooling natural gas turns it into a liquid. This shrinks its volume, making it easier to ship and releasing less C02.
National Geographic, in partnership with Shell, asked their Your Shot photo community to interpret different topics, all linking back to how we can #makethefuture.
He may have an impressive collection of fast cars, but nothing in Jay Leno's legendary collection is more extreme than an Eco-marathon car.
The Shell Eco-marathon pits the world’s brightest young minds in an epic engineering head-to-head to see who can build the most energy-efficient vehicles.
GravityLight is an idea so bright, it could help put out millions of unhealthy kerosene lamps around the world for good.
Deprived of electricity as a boy, Refugee Abdishakur Mohamoud returned to Somalia as a man, bringing with him a plan to take energy to the people.
Will the next 100 years bring us city utopias or city dystopias? The Shell Scenarios Team exists to explore these potential parallel futures.
In her quest to help rural women become solar entrepreneurs, Neha Misra will climb mountains - literally
New Yorker Ajaita Shah quit the bright lights of her home city, to help illuminate her parents’ native rural India.
Faced with the difficult decision between heating their homes or feeding their families, can super-insulated, airtight homes really make the difference for millions of Americans?
From cities that float to solar sky gardens, innovative thinking is needed to make cities of the future resilient as the earth’s climate changes.
Household air pollution from cooking kills over 4 million people every year. See how a simple idea could change that.