About Shell Gamechanger
Shell GameChanger helps companies with early-stage technologies reach the next level. Find out more about the programme, our approach, and what we are looking for.
The GameChanger approach
Disruptive ideas that could help accelerate the energy transition can exist anywhere. We evaluate and mature early-stage technologies that companies are working on, to help de-risk, move towards a proof of concept and increase the chances of their success.
Through an established approach, GameChanger evaluates technologies to check for a match with the programme. We assess against four key criteria:
- Novelty: is your technology fundamentally different and unproven?
- Value: could your technology create substantial new value if it works?
- “Why Shell?”: is your technology relevant to Shell and the energy future?
- Testing: can the concept be proven quickly and affordably? Is the right team in place to deliver this?
Submit your early-stage technology solution as part of a Call for Solutions, or as an open submission.
Step 2: ScreeningA GameChanger member will reach out to validate the potential fit with the programme and may involve identified experts.
Step 3: MaturationYou will be invited to join a framing workshop in which we will work together to detail out a phased project plan
Step 4: Extended panelYou will have 30 mins to pitch your proposal to a mixed panel, followed by Q&A and ultimately the funding decision.
Step 5: ContractingCompanies in the programme are asked to adopt a ‘win-win’ spirit from the start, but now it needs to go on paper.
Step 6 ExecutionA typical project has 2-3 phases and lasts 12-18 months. The results of each phase are discussed at tollgate panels
Step 7: GraduationOn project completion there will be a close-out panel.
Areas of interest
GameChanger previously ran calls in the following key areas that could greatly contribute to a more sustainable energy future.
Our history and partnerships
Founded in 1996, the Shell GameChanger programme has interacted with more than 5,000 innovators around the world, helping them turn more than 150 ideas into reality.
We actively collaborate with technology development partners around the world.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)Shell GameChanger and NREL collaborate to run the GCxN Accelerator
YES!DelftShell GameChanger and YES!Delft are proud programme partners
The Idea VillageWorking to identify, support, and retain entrepreneurial talent in New Orleans