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Clock ticking down on deadline for Shell Springboard entries

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Entrants will be competing for a green cash pot containing £350,000, with the national winner to receive £150,000.

A further five regional winners will each get £40,000 of no-strings attached funding.

They will also be given access to academics and investors whose advice can help grow their enterprises.

The cut-off date for applications falls on November 6.

Former winners include Edinburgh-based tidal energy technology developer Nova Innovation. read more and its sister websites,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan

Shell calls for students to enter a global contest

Posted by OilVoice Press13-Dec-2016

Shell Ideas360 challenges students to create innovations that will tackle some of the planet’s biggest challenges: global access to energy, food and water

  • Entrants could win a National Geographic exploration adventure
  • Studies show employers want to recruit graduates with experience in big thinking
  • Enter now – students have until 20 January to register their concep

Shell is calling for students to enter a global contest that gives them the opportunity to develop ideas to help tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

The Shell Ideas360 initiative aims to develop an innovation to address the issue of providing global access to three of the most basic human needs: food, water and energy. read more and its sister websites,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan

Shell Ideas360 Global Search for Game Changing Ideas

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Screen Shot 2014-06-10 at 19.24.02The question arises of whether Ideas360 is a devious predatory operation by Shell, trawling for brain waves from bright but naive students unlikely to have the funds or wherewithal to sue if ideas are misappropriated.

By John Donovan

The Shell Ideas360 contest has been launched in Qatar, directed at university students.  This is first time the scheme has been introduced into the Middle East.

According to an article published in the Gulf Times: The competition allows participants to develop their ideas into a “potentially investment-worthy” business case with the support of mentors and subject matter experts.

A Shell spokesperson says: “The Shell Ideas360 is a great platform that will enable Qatar’s university students to collaborate with students from all around the world and develop game-changing ideas.” read more and its sister websites,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan

Twister B.V. by name, Twister by nature?

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Screen Shot 2014-06-22 at 17.47.17By John Donovan

Knowing from personal experience the track record of Royal Dutch Shell in stealing ideas, I must say that I am staggered by the audacity of Shell in trying to draw (trick?) inventors into entrusting the ruthless unprincipled oil giant with their brainchild.  The scheme (scam?) is run in various guises, including Shell GameChanger,  Shell Ideas360 and Shell Innovation Challenge. Shell is even offering substantial cash prizes as an enticement. See current example (above) from Shell Australia. read more and its sister websites,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan
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