TEAM TIM UPS INSA, FRANCE

Special commendation: Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award:

As a well-established team, TIM UPS INSA is contacted by several teams each year that want to enter Shell Eco-marathon. This year, the team decided it’s their time to give back.

To do this, Team TIM UPS INSA is developing a new electric prototype vehicle, able to be built by students using off-the-shelf equipment, common tools, materials, and open-source software. The vehicle is meant to be a safe and easy way for teams to find their feet and start in the competition from anywhere in the world. TIM team applied their skills to make the car lightweight, low-cost, energy-efficient and easy to build. They plan to provide written plans and step-by-step video-tutorials on how to make the car.

TIM UPS INSA celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and the team members want to ensure other teams can have the same experiences they have. The team feels that every STEM student in the world should have the opportunity to feel part of a team, as well as develop their creativity and technical skills.

Watch the Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Europe Stories

Why the judges believed they deserved the recognition?

"They selflessly developed their own open-source project to share their STEM knowledge and skills with other teams, while also encouraging students from all over the world to engage with Shell Eco-marathon in an accessible way.”

Winning teams

Europe
Team Unilag, NigeriaTeam Unilag, Nigeria, In the face of adversity, the team revised their strategy and set up an online hub to help inspire young people in their community and to help address the energy problems of Nigeria.
Asia
Team Apatte 62, IndonesiaTeam Apatte 62, Indonesia, Along with the Task Force of Universitas Brawijaya, the team developed a remote-control robot that can help cleanse surrounding areas by emitting UV rays to help reduce the risk of contamination from viruses such as COVID-19.
Americas
Team Taq Balam, GuatemalaTeam Taq Balam, Guatemala, The students put their skills into practice to help combat COVID-19; including a being part of their University’s effort to create a mechanical ventilator and transform bioethanol from their prototype vehicle into hand sanitizer which they donated to a nursing home.

Shortlisted teams

Americas
Team Kiri Fan, ArgentinaTeam Kiri Fan, Argentina, Together with the State and Volkswagen, team members created and distributed 1,000 face shields to assist Argentina’s healthcare service.
Americas
Drop Team, BrazilDrop Team, Brazil, The team adapted their 3D printers and other equipment originally used to develop parts of their prototype vehicle to produce face shields which they distributed to the local community.
Americas
Team Bearcat Motorsports, USATeam Bearcat Motorsports, USA, When a devastating F3 tornado hit their town Ruston, Louisiana and left their 3,000 square-foot workshop in ruins, this team selflessly stepped up to support their local community in the clean-up.
Europe
Eco-Runner Team Delft, The NetherlandsEco-Runner Team Delft, The Netherlands, Embodying the spirit of collaboration, Eco-Runner Team Delft partnered with KON, a team in Lima, Peru to form an advisory board to share their knowledge and support this team starting on out on their Shell Eco-marathon journey.
Asia
ITS Team Sapuangin, IndonesiaITS Team Sapuangin, Indonesia, The team put their skills to good use and developed initiatives to improve air circulation quality on public transport and conducted research into automatic virus sterilization in urban vehicles.
Asia
Semeru Team, IndonesiaSemeru Team, Indonesia, After a robbery at the university, the team created a night patrol to protect theirs and other team’s equipment. They also used 3D printing to produce face shields.
The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award

The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award

This award celebrates what makes Shell Eco-marathon so special: the desire to come together to overcome barriers to progress. The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award showcases the spirit of collaboration, empathy, finding solutions and using skills and talents for the good. To watch the ceremony to see how we honoured the shortlisted teams and announced the winners, click here.

Watch the Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award Ceremony
The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Stories

The Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Stories

Beyond the track and technical elements of the competition there are the people, our student teams who are the heart and soul of Shell Eco-marathon. To honour their passion, determination and true spirit, their real life stories have been captured in their own words. To watch the film of the shortlisted teams and find out more on their incredible stories, click here.

Watch the Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Stories Film