Make the Future London, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Europe, welcomed more than 30,000 guests to a festival of ideas, innovation and friendly competition from June 30-July 3.
Make the future
We believe that in the power of people's ingenuity lie the answers to tomorrow's energy challenges, and that together we can #makethefuture today.
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What happens when seven energy ideas and six artists collaborate to make one unique music video?
Insolar bring together volunteers, community partners and job trainees to implement solar energy. It is supported by Shell.
MotionECO seeks to transform used cooking oil into sustainable biofuels that can reduce greenhouse gases.
What if we could capture the wind created by passing cars with roadside turbines, and turn it into usable energy?
Kids vs adults. But who schooled who when it came to asking questions? Rachel Riley has the answer.
Shell and Akon unveil Africa’s first player- and solar-powered football pitch in Lagos, celebrating the potential of renewable energy.
To help empower a small community in the heart of Rio de Janeiro we created the world’s first player-powered football pitch floodlights.
How do you create light from a pile of rocks? GravityLight is on a mission to bring a renewable source of light to those with no access to electricity.
Coffee that could also produce energy to help power the planet.
Cooling natural gas turns it into a liquid. This shrinks its volume, making it easier to ship and releasing less C02.
National Geographic, in partnership with Shell, asked their Your Shot photo community to interpret different topics, all linking back to how we can #makethefuture.
GravityLight is an idea so bright, it could help put out millions of unhealthy kerosene lamps around the world for good.
Deprived of electricity as a boy, Refugee Abdishakur Mohamoud returned to Somalia as a man, bringing with him a plan to take energy to the people.
Will the next 100 years bring us city utopias or city dystopias? The Shell Scenarios Team exists to explore these potential parallel futures.
In her quest to help rural women become solar entrepreneurs, Neha Misra will climb mountains, literally.
New Yorker Ajaita Shah quit the bright lights of her home city, to help illuminate her parents’ native rural India.
Faced with the difficult decision between heating their homes or feeding their families, can super-insulated, airtight homes really make the difference for millions of Americans?
From cities that float to solar sky gardens, innovative thinking is needed to make cities of the future resilient as the earth’s climate changes.
Household air pollution from cooking kills over 4 million people every year. See how a simple idea could change that.