Shell Springboard has opened its annual competition. How can you secure yourself a share of the £320,000 prize fund?The Shell Springboard competition has opened for its sixth year, and is looking for entrepreneurs with big ideas for tackling climate change. Winners will receive up to £40,000 each, awarded to the companies with the most innovative low-carbon ideas. Since its launch in 2005, Shell Springboard has awarded £1.6m to 43 businesses, helping entrepreneurs to raise their profile in order to secure more investment. James Smith, chairman of Shell UK, says: “Small businesses are a prolific reservoir of creative thinking on low-carbon technologies. Shell Springboard offers no-strings financial awards to help these businesses get their ideas off the ground.” Specifically, Shell Springboard is looking for ideas which:
- will lead to greenhouse gas reductions;
- are commercially viable;
- are innovative.
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