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Breaking news: We’re delighted to announce the winners of Pitch the Future! Find out which Shell Eco-marathon teams won the four challenges with their innovative ideas and watch the virtual awards ceremony.

Where the brightest minds help solve real-world challenges.

The Challenges: Pitch the Future

What is Pitch the Future?

Pitch the Future is an all new competition that challenges student teams from around the world to use their STEM skills on four real-world challenges: Decarbonising the Home, Tracking and reducing CO2 emissions from Vehicles, Decarbonising Road Freight Transport and Electric Vehicles Long-Distance Travels.

To support the pitches, we teamed up with Adobe to offer access to Adobe Creative Cloud for six months for everyone taking part, and with Shell NXplorers, an educational programme that introduces young people to the complex and creative thinking needed to bring about positive change.

Following a first submission, the regional winners for each challenge pitched their ideas LIVE to a group of industry experts. Learn more about the shortlisted teams and their brilliant solutions here! But impressing the judges was just part of the process – the finalists also had to campaign for their community’s attention, to earn more points in a public voting. The experts’ scores combined with the public vote has decided the global winner for each of the four challenges.

Watch the awards ceremony, hosted by inventor Colin Furze and Shell Eco-marathon General Manager Norman Koch, to find out who are the grand champions of Pitch the Future!


The winners received great prizes and points in the Virtual League!

  • Top (up to five) entries per region per challenge: 25 Virtual League points.
  • Regional winners of each challenge: a further $750 plus 50 Virtual League points.
  • Global winner of each challenge: an additional $1,500 and another 100 Virtual League points.

Prizes for the Adobe Digital Literacy Award are in addition to these awards. Download the Pitch the Future Results for the full list of award winners and points.

Pitch the Future

Pitch the Future

Pitch the Future

Find out more about the challenges, meet the teams, look out for information on the upcoming pitches and much more.

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