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Discover our partners
Through Shell Eco-marathon and Shell Energy Lab, Shell is collaborating with partner organisations who truly believe in shaping the future of innovation. By working together with our partners, we aim to create better solutions for a changing world.
Global partners in innovation
HP strives for a more sustainable world by helping to improve the environmental performance of our customers, our supply chain and our own operations. We are a proud partner of the Shell Eco-marathon providing IT consultancy and solutions to ensure we achieve the most energy-efficient event, from the Paddock and the track to the Energy Lab.
At every event, Linde delivers hydrogen, cylinder filling expertise and technical support to the teams free-of-charge. Linde also supports tomorrow's engineers finding innovative answers to today's mobility and energy challenges. The fascinating world of gases is shown through the interactive and dynamic activities located in the Shell Energy lab.
Michelin has been supplying teams at Shell Eco-marathon with extremely energy efficient tyres since 1984. Today Michelin engineers are also providing technical know-how and guidance onsite and also during 'tyre week' - a new online support programme designed exclusively for the students. This special collaboration helps the participants, whilst championing sustainable mobility.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI): provides research, development and testing to the automotive, fuels and lubricants industries. SwRI is located in San Antonio, Texas, USA and occupies more than 1,200 acres, providing more than 2 million square feet of laboratories, test facilities, workshops and offices for nearly 3,000 employees. We are always seeking the brightest minds.
Local partners in innovation
All kinds of things are transported through the port of Rotterdam every day. Have someone take a picture of you in a cool setting at ‘De Haven In’ (into the port) during Shell Energy Lab, stand next to the harbourmaster of Rotterdam, lift a block of concrete from 'Maasvlakte 2' with only one finger, or dance between the containers like a giant. Share your excitement with your friends through your own Facebook page!
GeoFort is an exciting fortress island that's all about finding out where you are. Step into a brand new lift in the Energy Lab that bores straight through the earth's surface. Hold on tight, it's is a rough journey! The deeper you get, the hotter it gets. Along the way, you'll see many layers of the earth: salt, sand, gas, pit coal, diamond and magma. Will you be able to pierce through to the iron core of the earth, a depth of more than 6,000 kilometers?
The YouTech magazine and website are crammed with exciting interviews, fun experiments and bits of news on games, film and gadgets. Did you know you can operate a computer using any object that conducts electricity? A copper wire, banana or even salt water - anything goes. Discover this and more at YouTech at the Energy Lab.
Safety is of utmost importance during the Shell Eco-marathon. The cars are tested extensively by the ANWB, but safety on the road is essential, too. ANWB employees keep an eye on road safety. In the Energy Lab, you can talk to each other using ANWB emergency telephones.
Surprises galore in Museum Boerhaave. Mount the wrong gear wheel onto the magnet wall and the entire system will block up. The marble alley is a much safer place, but it is still difficult to make a long, fast run. You can also put five devices in motion with the press of only one button. Learn all about the fun and convenient side of technology.
Want to find out what Dutch courses can teach you and what you can learn to do in terms of designing, inventing and building cars? Then visit ACE. From how a modern engine functions and the system that prevents tyres from blocking when you hit the brake to cars that drive without a driver and a 3D printer that produces car parts - you'll find this and more.
NEMO is introducing a new exhibition called 'The Wonders of Science’. This exhibition was first displayed in the Energy Lab 2014 in Rotterdam. Ever wonder if a stone can float? The effect of a prism? Visit this new exhibition and enter a world where nothing is quite what it seems.
For the first time in the 30 year history of Shell Eco-marathon, Shell partners with Eurosport to bring the event in front of a global television audience. In a series of mini films on ‘The Road to Rotterdam’, the channel will follow the excitement and progress of teams as well as the challenges they face in the build-up to the event. A full half-hour broadcast feature of the event will also air in prime time in 20 languages across 54 countries in late May and June.
We are proud to present this European event in our city and would like to have all Rotterdam students get acquainted with science, technology and sustainability. After all, choosing to study technology means choosing a future with excellent career prospects.
At Shell Eco-marathon it’s all about fun, movement and technology. Maxon Motor Benelux drives the race cars with motors and in the Energy Lab you can race yourself, meet a robot band, Mars Rover Opportunity in real life dimensiosns and Professor Max. Fun with movement and technology!