All in all, GameChanger received 73 proposals, which were screened by the panel on the basis of criteria such as novelty, potential value and feasibility. The panelists included representatives not only from Shell’s nature-based-solutions business but also from its biological, geomatics and data-science research programmes.

The names of the top three proposals and the companies that submitted them are:

The details of these proposals will be worked out further for presentation to an extended panel, which will ultimately select one that will receive funding to complete a “proof of concept” within six  months’ time. The winner is expected to be announced in August.

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