Greenovation, a Shell Tameer alumnus from Pakistan, producing clean energy from recycled plastic waste has been shortlisted among 21 finalists for the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards, a global competition which highlights and rewards businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation as well as giving entrepreneurs a chance to shine on a global platform. In total, 98 applications were received from 19 countries.
This year, Shell LiveWIRE has partnered with Global Commercial, which serves one million business customers in 150 markets, to deliver a competition focused on the circular economy. Shell is looking to reward entrepreneurs that help move the world away from the linear economy model – making, using, and disposing of products – and towards an economy that designs waste out of the system.
Winners and two runners up will be named in the categories of Food & Agriculture, Energy & Mobility, and Sustainable Future, with the winners receiving $20,000 USD and runners up receiving $10,000 USD. In addition, Shell LiveWIRE will name an Outstanding Achievement Award winner who will receive $10,000 USD. All Top Ten Innovators will win direct mentoring from Shell staff and the opportunity to integrate and benefit from vast linkages within Shell’s global network.
“We’re inspired to see these 21 finalists from around the world whose businesses work towards providing circular solutions that help to achieve zero waste,” said Huibert Vigeveno, Executive Vice President of Shell Global Commercial. “Transitioning to a circular economy can help protect the environment and deliver positive change to society. Working with innovators like these esteemed finalists will allow businesses, communities, and society to move faster towards achieving these goals.”
Public voting is open from 9 September – 18 September and will help determine the ten winners. To vote for your favorite business visit this website. The ranking of the Top Ten, determined by an expert panel of judges, will be announced during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019.
“We’re thrilled to see a young energy innovator, Greenovation, from Pakistan competing for the Top Ten Innovators. This is a great opportunity not only to highlight this entrepreneur but also a chance to showcase the talent and innovation we see every day across Pakistan. We encourage everyone to vote for Greenovation in the public vote.”