In this video, Norman Koch, Shell Eco-marathon Global General Manager, introduces the Pitch The Future competition, where students are challenged to apply their technical skills to real-world problems as they must come up with solutions for a series of energy-related mini-challenges.
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Upbeat, rhythmic electronic music.
A predominantly yellow and white-shaded grid pattern of circles within squares animates on screen, the disc-type circles within each square flipping on their axes to create a wave pattern radiating outwards from the centre. The red disc at the centre continues to flip over and over on its axis.
Segment hosted by Norman Koch
Shell Eco-marathon Global General Manager
We need all you creators and makers, and brightest minds from all around the world.
And brightest minds from all around the world
A wave of white polka dots appears and animates on a light blue background as successive animated text displays at frame centre. We briefly transition to successive animated text displaying against a background of random geometric shapes of varying apparent depth, shaded variously in yellow, white, grey and blue, with a red disc again at the centre. Next we see successive text animating against the light blue background with the animated wave of white polka dots.
Introducing Pitch the Future.
Introducing Pitch the Future #MakeTheFuture
Next, we see a background featuring a red disc at frame centre with successive grey, yellow and blue lines arcing around the disc and extending outwards on either side. A model of an Eco-marathon urban concept vehicle is parked on the yellow line in lower frame-left. We transition to text displaying against a bright blue background, with the Shell Pecten in upper frame-centre. A broad yellow line arcs over the Pecten and then extends to the edge of the frame on either side. Again, a model of an Eco-marathon urban concept vehicle is parked on the yellow line, this time in upper frame-left.
Over eight weeks of competition, your task will be to solve four real-world challenges.
Norman Koch Shell Eco-marathon Global General Manager
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We again see yellow, blue and grey-shaded shapes, this time in a circular design, against which an inset at frame-centre displays talking-head footage of Norman speaking directly into the camera. A yellow-shaded animated signal graphic displays alongside his name and title at the bottom of the video inset.
From how we use energy in our homes to how people move around cities…
From how we use energy in our homes to how people move around cities
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Next, we see a background of rotating yellow, blue and grey-shaded gear wheels as well as the red disc flipping on its axis. An inset at frame-centre displays video footage of a building exterior at night, and we see various lights going on and off in the building as text displays over this footage. Next, fast-motion tracking footage of train tracks fills the screen. As text displays over this footage, an arched yellow line moves down into upper frame together with the model of the Eco-marathon urban concept vehicle and an arched blue line moves up into lower frame, the two lines framing the video footage.
We’ll put your knowledge to the test. This is your chance to present innovative ideas on a global stage…
1 Shell Energy Decarbonising The Home
2 Microsoft Net Carbon Neutral Vehicles
3 Shell Lubricants Road Freight Transport
4 Shell Recharge Electric Vehicle Battery Charging
Adobe Adobe Recognition Award Free Creative Cloud for Participants
Successive text displays together with the relevant logos at frame-centre within lightly outlined text boxes. In the background, we see the red disc flipping on its axis within a white square surrounded by yellow quadrilateral shapes.
And gain points towards your virtual league standing. For your chance to walk away with top prizes, register your team by September 30th, 2020. You won’t want to miss it.
Register by September 30 2020
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We again see the red disc surrounded by successive yellow, blue and grey-shaded shapes in a layered, circular design, against which an inset at frame-centre displays talking-head footage of Norman speaking into the camera. A yellow-shaded animated signal graphic displays alongside his name at the bottom of the video inset. We see animated text displaying against the light blue background with the animated wave of white polka dots. Animated text then displays against the layered, circular structure of red, yellow, blue and grey-shaded shapes. Finally, we return to the inset displaying talking-head footage of Norman speaking into the camera, set against a background of random geometric shapes of varying apparent depth, shaded variously in yellow, white, grey and blue.
This is Pitch the Future.
Pitch the Future #MakeTheFuture
The Shell Pecten and animated text displays against a bright blue background. The arched yellow line above the Pecten and text moves further down into upper frame, along with the model of the Eco-marathon urban concept vehicle, and the arched blue line moves further up into lower frame.
See you there.
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We transition to pixelated video footage of Norman speaking into the camera, seen against the background of a living area. A yellow-shaded animated signal graphic displays alongside his name in lower frame. Norman reaches forward to end the video and his finger fills the shot before we fade to black.
Shell brand mnemonic played on keys.
Shell Pecten displays against a white background with text displaying below.
© Shell International 2020
Pitch the Future is an all-new competition that challenges student teams from around the world to use their STEM skills on four real-world energy challenges.
Following a first submission, regional winners for each mini-challenge will be announced on week commencing November 9, 2020. Participating teams will then pitch their ideas LIVE to a group of industry experts on November 19 and 20, 2020.
Highlights from the Live pitches will be made available on these pages in the coming days to view and vote for your favourite ideas. We will then combine the experts’ scores with results of public vote, crowning a global winner for each of the four challenges. The winners will receive great prizes and earn points at the Virtual League!
As well as pitching ideas to industry-leading experts, extra benefits are available for all participating students. We’ve teamed up with Adobe to offer access to Adobe Creative Cloud for six months for everyone taking part.
The mini-challenges were open to all Shell Eco-marathon teams and designed for students to work together in a virtual capacity.
We asked for submissions to be as creative and visually engaging as possible and our teams certainly didn’t disappoint, with a number of highly innovative and effective ideas submitted.
As well as a written response, teams were asked to include a short video that brought their idea to life, with these responses explaining the idea, potential solutions and how they could be accomplished.
Registration for this competition has now closed and we’re excited to share what our teams came up with!
The top five entries per region per challenge will receive 25 Virtual League points. Regional winners of each mini-challenge will be awarded a further $750 plus 50 Virtual League points. The global winner of each challenge will receive an additional $1,500 and a further 100 Virtual League points.
Prizes for the Adobe Digital Literacy Award are in addition to these awards.