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Story 28 November 2022

Open call – EIC Corporate Day with Shell Ventures: Positively transforming the global energy system

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The European Innovation Council and Shell Ventures gladly invite EIC beneficiaries to apply to an EIC Corporate Day, taking place on 4 May 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The international energy giant is looking for innovative ready-to-buy products/services and/or very mature solutions that can help reduce, avoid, or remove significant amounts of CO2 emissions. 


Make sure to APPLY until 23 February 2023  


Established in 1996 as one of the first corporate venture funds in the energy industry, Shell Ventures helps companies reach the next level. Their goal is to invest in innovative companies from seed- to late-stage to further the development of solutions and technologies that have the potential to accelerate the energy and mobility transformation. The corporate invests in companies that can lower emissions, electrify their energy system, help them gain data-based insights and provide innovative consumer solutions. If your company is in renewable energy, new fuels for transport, connected mobility and freight, or digital. 


To that end, Shell Ventures is interested in working with EIC beneficiaries that answer challenges related to helping reduce, avoid, or remove significant amounts of CO2 emissions (more info below).  


EIC beneficiaries selected to attend the EIC Corporate Day with Shell Ventures on 4 May 2023 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will have access to specific training, pitching, pre-arranged meetings with top decision-makers from the corporate and the possibility to network with high-level partners and like-minded innovators in a dedicated physical event.  


Who can apply?  


Applications are open to all EIC beneficiaries that are working on innovations related to the CO2 emissions challenge in the topics listed below.  


Topic 1: CO2 mineralisation 

That means finding new solutions for processes by which certain minerals react and form a bond with CO2, removing it from the atmosphere and resulting in inert carbonate rock.  


Topic 2: Carbon to value 

 That means finding new technologies that capture and convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into durable, valuable end products or services.  


Topic 3: Soil carbon sequestration 

That means finding new solutions that enable the use of land or agricultural practices to increase the storage of carbon in soils.  


Topic 4: Improved forest management 

That means finding new solutions for land management practices designed to increase the quantity of carbon stored in forests relative to baseline conditions (e.g., by modifying harvest schedules).  


Topic 5: Assistance with afforestation and reforestation 

That means finding new solutions for strategies that involve growing new forests in places where they did not exist before (afforestation) or restoring forests in areas where they used to grow (reforestation).  


Topic 6: Coastal blue carbon 

That means finding new solutions for techniques that utilise mangroves, tidal marshes, seagrass meadows, and other coastal habitats to increase carbon-removing biomass and, in particular, soil carbon


Topic 7: Biomass storage 

That means finding new solutions to convert biomass into derived materials with more durable storage than the biomass source, including using pyrolysis to convert biomass into bio-oil (fast pyrolysis) or biochar (slow pyrolysis)


Topic 8: Biomass energy with carbon capture and storage 

That means finding new solutions that simultaneously capture and sequester some portion of the carbon from the biomass for storage


Topic 9: Direct Air Capture 

That means finding new solutions that remove CO2 from ambient air and concentrate it for storage deep underground or use in a wide variety of products


Topic 10: Geological storage 

That means finding new solutions that help with the injection of CO2 into a geologic formation deep underground for essentially permanent timescales and safely storing carbon removed from the atmosphere through DAC and BECCS.  


Please specify which specific topic you are interested in your application form. 


Opportunities for selected EIC beneficiaries   

  • Privileged access to one of the world’s leading companies, with the potential to initiate strategic partnerships along with increased visibility and possible access to new markets.  

  • Networking opportunities with relevant business counterparts based on your company profile.  

  • Personalised online training on pitching techniques and Shell Ventures’ specifications before the event.   

  • Services related to support before, during and after the matchmaking event.  



EIC beneficiaries can apply by clicking on the following link

After logging in with their EU-Login, please fill in the respective form.  

In the application form, you should include the answer to the questions:  

  • What is your business compliance with the matchmaking event?  

  • What are your expected specific synergies/outcomes for your potential business with the corporation?  


Please acknowledge the information you provide on the application form is shared with Shell Ventures to maximise potential benefits and ensure the effectiveness of meetings. Based on its business interests, Shell Ventures will select the final participants among the applicants.  


The Business Acceleration Services team will contact all selected applicants once the process finishes. However, this contact does not include feedback or recommendations for those not selected.  


About the EIC Business Acceleration Services   

This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC Business Acceleration Services.  To explore other opportunities to connect with the largest corporates in Europe, keep an eye on our events page.  


All participants are expected to fill out a brief satisfaction survey shortly after the event and a business impact survey after six months. Failure to do so may lead to exclusion from future Business Acceleration Services.  


Cancellation policy  

Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future Business Acceleration Services events. For additional information, please refer to our Helpdesk (please choose “EIC Corporate Day with Shell Ventures” as the subject).

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