9 Shell Ideas360 Stage 2 teams experience Make the Future Singapore

Make the Future is about ideas – bright ideas for tomorrow’s energy challenges.

Great ideas come from people coming together for conversation, collaboration and partnerships. That’s why we invited Shell Ideas360 Stage 2 student teams to join us at a festival of ideas and innovation at Make the Future Singapore.

This global festival of ideas was held at the Changi Exhibition Centre from March 16 to 19, 2017. The 9 Shell Ideas360 teams of student innovators were among the first to see brilliant new ideas and innovations on display from across the whole world of energy.

The students got the unique opportunity to interact with Shell’s Chief Scientist for Mobility and Professor Ferdinand Porsche Prize winner, Wolfgang Warnecke. In this inspirational session, he addressed the global challenges of mobility and discussed what Shell’s own scientists are doing to ensure transport is more clean and efficient.

During their time at the festival, the students had an interactive session with previous Shell Ideas360 winners and finalists. Attendees were treated to the very same pitches that the past finalists delivered during their respective final presentations. During the panel, the students got to know about each other’s Shell Ideas360 journey and learned what it takes to achieve success in the programme.

Frankie Lee, Season 3 finalist and now a venture capitalist, shared valuable insights on sharpening and nurturing ideas. May Wong from Nanyang Technological University and Winner in 2015, shared her amazing National Geographic Adventure experience in Sweden and her team’s recipe for success. Matthew James, the Audience Choice Winner of 2016, shared tips on how to make an effective final presentation. Daniel Lee, a finalist from 2016 and now part of the Shell Graduate Programme, shared tips on how to create more concrete plans for putting world-changing ideas into motion.

The Stage 2 students received a VIP Tour of Make the Future Singapore, which featured three key interactive zones: ‘Live, Work, Play’, ‘Our Energy Future’ and ‘On the Move’. Here they are seen interacting with an exhibit that simulates the concept of nuclear power – a low-carbon source of electricity, and learning about ideas that could possibly shape our energy future.

Make the Future Singapore concluded after four days of delighting select Shell Ideas360 teams and more than 22,000 visitors with innovative displays that demonstrated the crucial role energy plays in everyday life.  It’s a wrap from Make the Future Singapore but the journey continues this May 2017 at Make the Future Live in London.