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.

Latest news and releases

Shell LiveWIRE 2023 awards five enterprises as its national winners

Kuala Lumpur – Shell awarded five enterprises as grand winners of Shell LiveWIRE Malaysia 2023 at its national awards ceremony, which took place today at Wisma Shell. The event was officiated by YB Datuk Ewon Benedick, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives of Malaysia, who also presented the winners their prizes.

Five enterprises awarded Peninsular Malaysia Shell LiveWIRE winners

Kuala Lumpur – Five enterprises were awarded winners of Shell LiveWIRE Malaysia 2023 in the Peninsular Malaysia finals, which took place today. This is Shell’s second year in running this entrepreneurship development initiative for Peninsular Malaysia entrepreneurs.

Shell LiveWIRE & TEGAS award five enterprises from Sarawak

Kuching – Shell and Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Sarawak (TEGAS) awarded five enterprises as the state winners of Shell LiveWIRE Malaysia 2023, in the Sarawak state finals, which took place today at the TEGAS Digital Village.

Five Enterprises Awarded Sabah Shell LiveWIRE Winners

Kota Kinabalu − Five enterprises were awarded state winners of Shell LiveWIRE Malaysia 2023 in the Sabah state finals, which took place in Kota Kinabalu, today. This is Shell’s ninth year in running this entrepreneurship development initiative for Sabahan entrepreneurs.