News | Meet the longlist for the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
17 February 2017
Meet our 2016 Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award winners. These innovative, sustainable start-ups will now vie for the title of Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year and £25,000.
The businesses have fought off stiff competition to win a £5,000 Smarter Future Award, and now they will compete against each other in the hopes of reaching the Final 6 of our Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award competition.
These young entrepreneurs are engineering a smarter future for the UK, and we wish them all the best of luck in the semi-finals!
Established in 2015, start-up Revive Eco transforms coffee ground waste into fertilisers and biomass pellets that can be used as a low carbon heating source.
Founded in 2014, Hubebub is a data company which uses a network of wireless sensors in commercial buildings able to identify opportunities to save energy.
Founded in December 2015 the company is creating a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly insulation for homes, composed almost entirely of waste feathers.
Farmz2U developed a software solution that enables food retailers to harness customer information – such as age, BMI levels and food allergies – to help consumers manage their nutrition and reduce food waste.
Founded in early 2016, Cove recycles waste seashells into a high-end exfoliant for use in cosmetic products.
Moya Power has created a new type of flexible sheet that harvests light winds to generate energy.
Aceleron is developing technology to transform end-of-life lithium batteries into safe, cost-effective energy storage applications like battery packs for wheelchairs or energy storage batteries for homes.
FRUU is a natural cosmetics business that is also tackling food waste through its range of skincare products which are derived from fruit bi-products.
Fresh Check has created a way to detect bacterial contamination in foods, using a bio-reactive sticker which turns from blue to orange when dangerous levels of bacteria in foods are detected.
Materialize.X has created a new bio-composite material which combines leftover plant waste with a natural binder from a waste stream of a large industry to create a tough but temporary biomaterial that can be used for a variety of different applications.
The GreenRide app is a platform which facilitates on-demand non-commercial ride sharing for commuters and ad hoc travellers on intra-city London journeys.
IDK UNO aims to accelerate the adoption of personal low range electric vehicles, specifically e-bikes. Through a smart rack and subscription model, similar to the EV industry battery hire model, the business aims to make e-bikes cheaper than a bus pass.
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