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Shifting the UK to a low-carbon economy presents an enormous challenge. Perhaps the biggest challenge of our generation.

At Shell, we’re playing our part by setting an ambition to cut the net carbon footprint of our energy products by around half by 2050 and by providing more and cleaner energy solutions, like charging points for electric vehicles and lower-carbon biofuels.

But the challenge is much bigger than any single company or solution – which is where entrepreneurs come in.

Together the Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE programmes enable Shell to support the most promising low-carbon and sustainability technologies which have the potential to play an important part in the transition to a lower-carbon world.

Running since 2005, Shell Springboard has a history of picking winners. In fact, more than eight out of ten (84%) of Shell Springboard supported companies are still in business five years after starting up, compared to the national average of around 45%.