We will work with the selected startup for a period of three months up to two years, depending on which track the startup is selected for and provide them with access to Shell’s capability in technology development and product commercialization, along with mentorship and a fixed sum investment. Startups must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Operate in an Indian city (or are based overseas and looking for 'soft-landing' facilities in India)
  • Be post lab PoC (typically TRL level 4-7)
  • All tracks require some physical presence in Bangalore. Ranging from 1-6 weeks depending on the track. Typically, presence is not required for more than 1 week out of any month. We understand you have a startup to run. 
  • Business must be in a relevant field or activity (see Our Themes)

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The Application & Selection Process

Find out the application and selection process to join the Shell E4 programme, plus guidelines on who is eligible to join.


Shell E4 themes include Conventional Oil and Gas, Distribution in Energy Storage, Digitalisation, Mobility Solutions, Waste Management, Environment: Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy Access.