The Shell Innovation Award is presented to the team which demonstrates outstanding technical ingenuity along with optimal use of new materials, components and inventions in their drive train, chassis, body, instrumentation, tyres or challenge strategy.
To apply for this award, teams are required to explain their innovative concept, its features and its benefits and the potential it has for ‘real world’ application. Teams are strongly encouraged to consider all intellectual property developed in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge as valuable assets and seek professional advice about its protections through patents or trademarks before publishing.
The Award jury will make their first selection based on the submission received prior to the competition. All teams shortlisted for the award will then receive a visit by the judges during technical inspection at the event and are required to make a team member available to them at their request. The judges may ask further questions, wish to see particular evidence or discuss the team’s submission in more detail.