Initiatives

Shell StartUp Engine

Shell StartUp Engine UK is a partnership between Unreasonable Group and Shell UK to support growth stage ventures that are best positioned to accelerate the UK’s energy transition.

Shell StartUp Engine UK is a partnership between Unreasonable Group and Shell UK to support growth stage ventures that are best positioned to accelerate the UK’s energy transition. Initially a 12 month pilot program, the pilot will support two cohorts of 8-15 ventures by providing them with the resources, mentorship, and global network of support they need to rapidly scale. 

At Unreasonable, one of the most powerful ways we drive change is by partnering with the world’s largest institutions as they grapple with reinventing their own business-models to drive positive impact. Our hope with this partnership is that it becomes a hallmark example for how countries and even the most established energy companies, can support start-ups to accelerate the energy transition.

After exploring this partnership with Shell UK and its leadership for the better part of a year, and taking every measure to ensure that Shell’s desire to partner with us to help ventures scale solutions to the low carbon economy is genuine, we are reassured with how Shell UK is approaching the transition and we are excited to be partnering with them. 

Shell StartUp Engine UK sits within Shell UK’s portfolio of programs contributing to society and the communities where they operate. Building on the 38-year legacy of supporting entrepreneurs through the Shell LiveWire and Shell Springboard programs, this new program is uniquely positioned to help Unreasonable Fellows rapidly scale their businesses.

Shell has a history of fostering open innovation and technology development through vehicles like Shell Research Connect (fundamental research), Shell GameChanger (early stage technology development), Shell Ventures (corporate venture capital group), and Shell TechWorks (innovation centre). Read more about Shell’s open innovation landscape here.

Please check the program website regularly for more information: shell.co.uk/enterprise.

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