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Shell Ideas360 Global Competition 2015-16

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What is Shell Ideas360 Global Competition 2015-16?

Shell Ideas360 is more than a global competition that connects students to develop ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s Food, Water and Energy resources. It’s an exciting journey of learning and discovery. Collaborate with like-minded innovators, Shell experts and mentors to expand your horizons.

Shell Ideas360 2015/2016 competition now open!

Register and join the online community to connect with students from around the world, create a team and start developing your idea for Shell Ideas360 2015/2016.

Stage 1: Formulate

SHELL IDEAS360 2015/2016 COMPETITION NOW OPEN.

Register online – Explorer the online community – Introductory Google Hangouts

Register and set up your personal profile. You can enter as an individual or as part of a team of up to three people.

You can submit your idea, access Google Hangouts and explore online communities to shape your idea before submission.

 

Stage 2: Develop

Selected ideas will have access to:

  • A designated mentor
  • Expert Google Hangouts – support to further develop your idea, Leadership & business skills training to enhance your career

Connect with experts

Connect with your Shell mentor and experts to access business skills Google Hangouts

 

Stage 3: Pitch

Finalist teams receive:

  • A trip to the UK
  • 3 days intensive coaching
  • Opportunity to pitch ideas to senior Shell executives, innovators and industry leaders

Refine your skills

Make your idea pitch perfect with coaching , insight and support from senior Shell experts and gain exclusive access to Shell Eco Marathon and Powering Progress Together forum in United Kingdom.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

a) Subject to Paragraphs 3(b) and 3(c) below and the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions, participation in the Competition is open to any person who (i) is, or will be, the higher of 18 years of age or the age of majority in the Participant’s relevant jurisdiction of residency by 01/12/2015; and (ii) is currently studying (and is officially registered to continue studying until at least 01/12/2015) as a full time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate, excluding those studying for Phd or MPhil degrees, at one of the recognised, degree awarding universities or other equivalent higher education establishments set out on the World Higher Education Database(an "Eligible Student").

b) Residents of the Province of Quebec, Canada are not eligible to participate in this competition.

c) Current employees, past employees, apprentices, trainees, interns, agents, officers or directors of the Promoter and its affiliates (including joint ventures) are not eligible to participate in the Competition.

d) For the avoidance of doubt, Eligible Students who are in the process of being recruited for a job, apprenticeship, traineeship, or internship by the Promoter or any of its affiliates (including joint ventures) will be automatically disqualified if their employment, apprenticeship, traineeship or internship commences any time during the Competition Period.

e) The Competition is not open to employees, agents, affiliates, officers or directors of any advertiser, promotion agency or fulfilment agency of the Promoter or of anyone else professionally connected with the Competition.

f) Eligible Students are not entitled to enter the Competition if they are resident in a country or jurisdiction where the Competition may breach any law or regulation. Where this applies, the Promoter’s invitation to enter the Competition in such country/jurisdiction is withdrawn.

 

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only.

FAQs

What is Shell Ideas360?

Shell Ideas360 is a global competition organised by Shell International for students to develop game-changing ideas for tackling Energy, Water and Food issues.

Why Shell Ideas360?

At Shell we believe human ingenuity holds the key to unlocking innovative thinking. This competition is a way of fostering innovation and, potentially, turning your ideas into reality.

Why take part in Shell Ideas360?

Shell Ideas360 invites you to become part of an international community of like-minded students and learn skills that will be invaluable for your studies and future career.
The chance to win a 'once in a lifetime National Geographic Adventure'
All ideas submitted to Shell Ideas360 have the chance to be considered by the GameChanger, our innovation incubator
If you reach the later stages of the competition, you'll have the support and guidance of Shell experts and mentors
Finalists will be flown to the UK, in June 2016 to present their final ideas and attend the Shell Eco-Marathon. You will also meet an exclusive group of business and thought leaders

How does Shell Ideas360 work?

Shell Ideas360 involves a number of key stages. In Stage 1, participants register and submit an initial idea. The ideas are evaluated and teams selected through to Stage 2 will develop their ideas in conjunction with Shell Mentors and Subject Matter Experts. Stage 3 will see five finalists selected to present their idea to a panel of judges.

Who can participate?

Participation in the Competition is open to any person who (i) is, or will be, aged 18 or over by 01/12/2015; and (ii) is currently studying (and is officially registered to continue studying until at least 01/12/2015) as a full time bachelors or masters student at a recognised, degree awarding university or other equivalent higher education establishment (an "Eligible Student").

Are there any age restrictions?

An Eligible Student under the age of 18 at the time of registration for the Competition must have the consent of his/her parent or legal guardian to accept these terms and conditions and to participate in the Competition

How can I enter the Competition?

Register and set up your personal profile at www.shellideas360.com. If you wish, invite other students to form a team, or participate as an individual. Teams nominate a team captain who is the only person who can submit an idea on behalf of the team.

Can participants enter as an individual?

Yes. Participants can participate as an individual.

What is the maximum team size?

The maximum number of students per team is 3.

Can I be a member of more than one team?

No. Participants must be a member of one team only.

Do team members have to attend the same University?

No. Team members can be from different Universities/countries as along as each team member meets the eligibility criteria.

Do team members have to be in the same academic year?

No. Team members can be from different academic years as along as each team member meets the eligibility criteria.

What is meant by 'degree-awarding institution'?

Any institution which has been granted the authority to award degrees by the relevant national government, recognised body or accredited association.

Will participants have contact with Shell staff during the competition?

In Stage 2, participants will have access to Shell Mentors and Subject Matter Experts to provide support by phone/email to develop their concept.

What role will Universities play in Shell Ideas360?

Each participant/team will be required to nominate a member of academic staff who will act as a University Sponsor. This person must be identified when submitting an initial idea and be a member of the academic staff of one of the participant's Universities.

What are the prizes?

Each Individual Participant and Team Participant selected to progress to Stage 2 of the Competition will receive a year's subscription to the print and digital edition of National Geographic magazine. A one-year subscription includes 12 monthly issues to the print and iPad/iPhone editions of National Geographic magazine.
The Individual Participant or each Team Participant in the Team selected as the winner of the Competition will win a National Geographic Adventure to be taken during the university summer vacation period in 2016. The National Geographic Adventure will be chosen by the winner from a shortlist of 5 expeditions selected by the Promoter. The prize is subject to acceptance by the Individual Participant/each Team Participant of the terms and conditions relating to the relevant National Geographic Adventure.

Will participants get a job at Shell?

Shell Ideas360 is not part of Shell's recruitment process and performance in the competition will not influence job applications. If participants wish to explore career opportunities or internships at Shell, please visit our website www.shell.com/careers for further information.

Are there any stipulations on language?

Competition documents and products provided (proposals, submissions, videos and presentations) are all required to be in English.

What is the theme of Shell Ideas360?

The theme of Shell Ideas360 is "People & Planet - the Energy, Water and Food Challenge". All teams will be requested to develop an innovative idea and proposal related to Energy, Water and Food.

What are the key dates and deadlines for Shell Ideas360?

STAGE 1    09 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 25 JANUARY 2016
09 September    Competition opens and Eligible Students can submit ideas on Competition Website
15 December    Deadline for submission of Stage 1 ideas
25 January    Individual Participants/Teams selected to proceed to Stage 2 are informed
STAGE 2    01 FEBRUARY - 06 MAY 2016
01 February - 15 April    Individual Participants/Teams develop in-depth idea proposal and video
Individual Participants/Teams have access to Shell Mentors and Subject Matter Experts

15 April    Deadline for submission of Stage 2 idea proposal and video
06 May    Individual Participants/Teams selected to proceed to Stage 3 are informed (the "
Finalists")
STAGE 3    09 May - 29 June 2016
09 May - 24 June    The Finalists prepare their final presentations
27 June    The Finalists arrive in The UK, for the Final Event
29 June    Final Event - Panel of Judges select the Winner of the Competition

When will teams from Stage 1 and Stage 2 be notified?

All entrants will be notified of Stage 1 results by 25 January 2016, and Stage 2 results by 06 May 2016. Teams will also receive feedback and comments from the Reviewers made during the review process.
Late entries

Late submissions will not be accepted after the closing time based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

How are ideas evaluated?

Stage 1 - basic information about an idea that could help solve Energy, Water or Food issues, including the following details:
TITLE (6 words)
THE ELEVATOR PITCH- a description of the idea in a couple of sentences (60 words)
IMAGE/PHOTOrepresenting the idea
BASIC CATEGORY SELECTION- Energy/Water/Food
A SELF ASSESSMENT OF:
How novel is your idea?
How doable is your idea?
How relevant is your idea?
How valuable is your idea?
Stage 2 - a detailed project proposal and video (up to 3 minutes) explaining their idea in more detail. A briefing pack containing specific guidance as to the requirements for Stage 2 will be sent to relevant Participants at the start of Stage 2.
Stage 3 - Pitch with supporting slides for presentation at the Final Event.A briefing pack containing specific guidance as to the requirements for Stage 3 will be sent to relevant Participants at the start of Stage 3.
What happens in Stage 1?

Register online
Explore online community. Participants have the option to form teams
Introductory Google Hangouts
Submission of idea to enter the competition.

What happens in Stage 2?

Up to 100 teams will be selected to develop their idea and submit a detailed report (not including references where required) and a video pitch no longer than 3 minutes.Selected ideas will have access to:
A designated mentor
Expert Google Hangouts; support to further develop idea
Leadership & business skills training

What happens in Stage 3?

Finalist teams receive:
A trip to the UK
3 days intensive coaching
Pitch idea to senior Shell executives, innovators and industry leaders
The five finalist teams will be expected to give a presentation followed by a Q&A session using a format of their choice (video/PowerPoint etc) to pitch their idea to a panel of Judges. The winner will be selected and announced at the end of this event.

Who are the judges?

Judges comprise of Shell senior leaders, external industry experts and venture capitalists.

What happens if a team cannot attend the Final Event?

In the case of a Team selected as a Finalist, at least one Team Participant must attend the Final Event on behalf of his/her Team. Such Teams will be required to confirm by June 2016 the availability of at least one Team Participant to attend the Final Event. In the event that a Team does not provide such confirmation, the Promoter at its sole discretion may arrange for a replacement Team to be selected.

How do I access the webinars?

You must register online at www.shellideas360.com then you can access and select your chosen Google Hangout(s).

What photos can I upload to support my idea?

Participants must only use photography which they have originated or third party photography for which they have consent. For further information please refer to competition Terms and Conditions.

Who owns the intellectual property of the idea?

The participants own the Intellectual Property (IP) of their idea. By participating in Shell Ideas360, Shell is granted global licensing rights to market, promote and communicate the ideas For further information please refer to competition Terms and Conditions.

How can I get my university involved?

ANNOUNCE: Encourage student participationPARTICIPATE: Be a University Sponsor and help your team with their ideasINCORPORATE: Complement theoretical teaching by including Shell Ideas360 as a practical project.

How will this Competition fit into my curriculum?

Complement theoretical teaching by including Shell Ideas360 as a practical project

As my students create their projects, what can I do to ensure that they only include media they have permission to use?

Talk to your students about copyright-free media, and share information about Creative Commons licensingSearch for images using Google's Advanced Search, and select usage rights marked "labeled for reuse."Encourage your students to be creative by using their own photos or videos to bring their idea to life

Still have a few questions for us?

Email shellideas360@shell.com and visit www.shellideas360.com

Terms and Conditions

WHAT IF YOU COULD WIN A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE?

Shell Ideas360 is a global competition for students to develop an idea that tackle the challenges on food, water and energy resources.

Students can submit an idea and be in with a chance to win a National Geographic Adventure of their choice!

Shell Ideas360 2015/2016 competition now open!

Register and receive updates, newsletters and connect with like minded innovators and this years participants in our online community.

PRIZES AND INCENTIVES

Stage 1

Each member of a team that submits and idea receives a 3-month subscription to WIRED’s interactive digital edition (accessible on iPad, iPhone and Kindle Fire) and certificate of completion.

Stage 2

Each member of a team that submits and idea receives a subscription to National Geographic Magazine and certificate of completion.

Stage 3

Each member of the five finalist teams will receive a trip to the UK, a personalized medal and certificate of completion.

Winners: Each team member will receive a National Geographic Adventure of their choice and a trophy.

BENEFITS

GREAT FOR YOUR RÉSUMÉ/CV

Shell is an internationally known and respected organisation and taking part will be a great addition to any student’s résumé/CV.

WORK WITH PROFESSIONALS

Every team in Stage 2 will be assigned a Shell Mentor to help them develop their idea. In addition they will have access to some of Shell’s renowned Subject Matter Experts.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Interact with fellow students from around the world via our online community. Meet industry leaders, business innovators and other students from around the world at the final event in Rotterdam.

LEARN AND DISCOVER AT EVERY STAGE

Access coaching and Google Hangouts to develop your idea that could change the world; be part of a global community of like-minded innovators and refine your skills to help prepare you for an exciting and fulfilling career.

DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS

This is your chance to develop that idea that you’ve been thinking about for ages with industry support, or to apply your studies to a practical, real-world problem.

All ideas submitted to Shell Ideas360 have the chance to be considered by GameChanger, our innovation incubator.
And with the connections made through the journey, ideas in the competition have received interest from external industry backers too.

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