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Human ingenuity and new technology hold the key to unlocking the energy consumers need to power their lives in the years ahead. At the same time they help us to limit our impact on the environment and find effective ways to engage with communities near our operations. We invite innovators to tackle the problems of energy production and help turn their best ideas into reality. With customers and partners, we apply innovative thinking across our businesses, now and for the future.

Researching around the world

Top scientists and researchers are hard at work in our technology centres across the globe. Their expertise and creativity have led to technical breakthroughs

Innovate with Shell

Do you have an idea or technology that could transform the energy industry? We work to efficiently help unlock the energy the world needs. And we recognise that no single company has all the answers. Your idea, product, business model, technology or social innovation could be what we are looking for.

Chief Technology Officer and Chief Scientists

Each Shell Chief Scientist contributes internationally recognised scientific expertise. The innovative technology they help deliver supports project development and business growth.

Working in partnerships

Working in partnerships with others helps us to tackle major challenges, including CO2 emissions and water management. Our research portfolio continues to grow and building up specialist in-house skills takes time.

Inspiring stories

Bright ideas from our people and partners can spark ground-breaking technologies. Over the coming decades the need for creative solutions will grow as society seeks ways to meet growing energy demand for energy with less environmental impact.

Innovation through R&D

With more than 43,000 technical and engineering staff and over $1 billion invested in research and development annually, innovation is core to how Shell meets the world's growing energy needs.

An animated look at innovation

Watch how we are combining human ingenuity and technological innovation to help meet rising energy demand in a sustainable way.

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Maarten Wetselaar, EVP Shell Integrated Gas, spoke to the ADIPEC conference in Abu Dhabi in November 2015 about how international oil companies can thrive in a new energy world in which much more energy is provided with far fewer emissions.