Make the Future Live – 2016 highlights

Celebrity Jamie Laing
Celebrity Jamie Laing attempted to generate energy in one of the zorbs

Make the Future Live ran from June 30 – July 3, 2016. It was a four-day festival of ideas and innovation offering curious minds a rare glimpse into the future of our cities, showcasing bright energy ideas and providing a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation about the global energy future.

You can experience the highlights of the festival on: TwitterFacebook, Instagram and Flickr.

If you attended the festival in 2016, don’t forget to replay your day by downloading your personal souvenir videos and images – available from all the activities where you scanned your barcode.

Cars competed in the Shell Eco-marathon Drivers World Championship
Cars competed in the first ever Shell Eco-marathon Drivers World Championship

Shell Eco-marathon also came to London.

For the first time in 30 years, Shell Eco-marathon arrived in London as part of Make the Future Live. More than 200 teams from all over Europe competed on a specially-designed track around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to see how far they could drive on the equivalent of one litre of fuel.

Did all the teams make it through technical inspection? Which teams won their categories? Were any records broken? (The current prototype gasoline record is 3,771km/l – enough to take you from London to Helsinki and back again on just one litre of fuel!) Visit the Shell Eco-marathon website to find out!

News and Highlights

Pelé kicks off in London

Football legend Pelé kicked off Make the Future Live, while students raced to get their cars ready as Shell Eco-marathon Europe revved up.

Race to the track

Rachel Riley was the star turn at Make the Future Live, as the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe countdown continues.

Urban Conquerors

Cheers of celebration filled the air at Shell Eco-marathon Europe as the UrbanConcept award winners and Drivers’ World Championship line-up were announced.

World Champions

Indonesia wins first Drivers’ World Championship race in grand finale of Shell Eco-marathon Europe.

The Bright Ideas Challenge

The Bright Ideas Challenge

Find out how schools could win up to £5,000 to super-size STEM with The Bright Ideas Challenge, Shell’s cross-curricular schools competition.

The Bright Ideas Challenge

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