Young entrepreneurs start-up grants and awards launched

The Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and funding to young entrepreneurs in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

The new Smarter Future Programme supports young entrepreneurs with smart and innovative ideas that meet the energy and resource needs of a fast-growing population. The new programme awards a start-up grant of £5,000 and mentoring each month to one 16-30 year old entrepreneur with an idea that addresses sustainable living challenges through smart innovation.

The awards will be judged against the following four categories:

  • Smarter use of natural resources
  • Shaping a sustainable energy future
  • Smarter mobility solutions
  • Smarter cities solutions