In 1982, Shell established The LiveWIRE programme in the UK to offer free workshops and funding to young entrepreneurs with the objective of tackling the issue of unemployment.

The Shell LiveWIRE programme has been delivered in Malaysia since 2015, focusing on supporting entrepreneurs above the age of 18 years from East Malaysia (ie Sabah & Sarawak only) in their entrepreneurial pursuits. By partnering with Shell Upstream and Downstream, the opportunities to include local entrepreneurs in the Shell Malaysia value chain add value to local businesses and to Shell in Malaysia.


For 40 years, Shell LiveWIRE has strengthened local economies around the world by promoting meaningful employment and entrepreneurship which demonstrates Shell’s commitment to Powering Lives.

Today we remain just as committed to supporting the countries and communities where we operate by supporting local entrepreneurs that are making a positive impact.

One important way that we have been able to recognise impactful entrepreneurs is through our Top Ten Innovators competition.

Top Ten Innovators is a global competition designed to highlight and reward impactful Shell LiveWIRE entrepreneurs who are making positive contributions toward social impact, environmental sustainability, and business innovation.

The competition will be open to LiveWIRE entrepreneurs from around the world whose businesses are helping us to move toward an economy that prioritises these three important themes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Sabah Shell LiveWIRE

Pioneering the Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE programme, Sabahan entrepreneurs now stand a chance to earn a contract with Shell Malaysia.

Sarawak Shell LiveWIRE

Through a partnership with TEGAS, the Sarawak LiveWIRE programme can give back more to deserving Sarawakian entrepreneurs.

The Programme

Get an in depth insight into the Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE programme and how the workshops will prepare entrepreneurs for success in their respective businesses here.

Shell LiveWIRE international

Shell LiveWIRE is our global flagship social investment Enterprise Development programme, with the vision to strengthen local economies by promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and meaningful employment.

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Please complete the form below to register for the upcoming Shell LiveWIRE programme. Selected applicants will be notified via email.

Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE Media

A collection of media releases published for the Shell Malaysia LiveWIRE programme.