Shell StartUp Engine UK is built around the needs of scale and growth-stage energy start-ups that are best placed to accelerate a fair and just energy transition, improve access to energy and help consumers make smarter energy choices.

By taking part in the programme, you will have the opportunity to:

Connect to revenue and investment opportunities

Connect to revenue and investment opportunities

Get support to tackle strategic, operations, product, and sales challenges 

Get support to tackle strategic, operations, product, and sales challenges 

Join a strong community of entrepreneurs, business leaders and experts

Join a strong community of entrepreneurs, business leaders and experts

Expose your business and impact to special publics

Expose your business and impact to special publics

Enhance leadership and team capabilities

Enhance leadership and team capabilities

The programme sits within Shell UK’s portfolio of programmes contributing to society and the communities where we operate.

Selected start-ups will join a 12-month innovation cycle that will include the following elements:

Innovation sprints

Innovation sprints

Immersive events to get advice on most pressing challenges and build connections with mentors (business leaders, energy and innovation experts).

Engagement series

Engagement series

Curated events to connect to investors, potential customers and experts and build a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Ongoing support

Ongoing support

Introductions and ad hoc support from the Unreasonable community.

The programme is built on Shell UK’s 38-year legacy of supporting entrepreneurs and Unreasonable’s strengths, experience and expertise in delivering immersive programmes for start-ups that tackle the world's most intractable social and environmental challenges.

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Join our programme

We’re looking for start-ups that are best placed to accelerate the UK energy transition.

Our legacy of supporting entrepreneurs

Over 38 years, we have supported hundreds of entrepreneurs to set up and grow their businesses.

Innovating together

Shell has a history of fostering open innovation and technology development through vehicles like Shell Research Connect, Shell GameChanger, Shell Ventures and Shell TechWorks.