Shell TechWorks is an open innovation programme that brings together entrepreneurs and technology start-ups from within and outside the energy industry to solve one of the world’s greatest challenges: how to meet growing demand for affordable energy with less environmental impact.
We founded Shell TechWorks in the USA in 2013. Its office is located in the world’s most innovative square mile, in Cambridge, Massachusetts – a hub for leading technology organisations and close to more than 80 universities.
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Shell Technology Ventures
Shell Technology Ventures (STV) is our corporate-venturing arm, which invests in companies to speed up the development and deployment of new technologies that complement our business.
Founded in 1998, STV acts as an investor and partner in the commercialisation of innovation. The entrepreneurs and companies we invest in benefit from our technical and scientific expertise and from the possibility of testing or piloting their innovations.
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Innovation for small businesses
Small businesses offer fresh ideas and focused expertise that can help us to accelerate innovation in energy technologies at Shell. We connect with small business research programmes to identify the brightest and best start-ups and technologies across the globe, and invite them to take part in the Shell Small Business Innovation Initiative.
We work with innovators who are already proving the scientific, technical and commercial feasibility of their projects. In return we offer technical resources, testing opportunities, commercial guidance and the possibility of Shell becoming a customer.
Across the UK we have a number of energy-related joint ventures and partnerships. We also work with local and national government and other companies on issues ranging from improving safety to protecting biodiversity.
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We work with governments, world-class academics and industry specialists in our quest to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. Our collaborations range from developing advanced fuels to improving data processing with the IT industry.
Shell has a long history in the UK of collaborating with leading universities, research institutes and industry to address research questions and cooperate to develop solutions to challenges in energy.
This includes a research programme with the University of Cambridge on how to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable.
At Imperial College London, Shell sponsors research relating to lubricants and fuels and at Oxford University we support the Geoscience Laboratory. The new Shell Centre for Exploration Geoscience at Heriot-Watt in Edinburgh also provides an opportunity to undertake new, fundamental, geoscientific research.
Globally we have long standing partnerships with local, national and international non-governmental organisations ranging from Earthwatch to the Danish Institute for human rights.
See how we work with universities, companies and institutes to drive innovation forward