Global partners

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Official Paddock Partner

Agility Fairs & Events Logistics make over a million shipments every year to over 100 various events and exhibitions. Agility are proud to share their expertise with students from across the globe and at Make the Future in 2017 they helped to safely deliver all vehicles to Shell Eco-marathon London.

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Official Global Information Technology Partner

There are currently 6.4 billion connected devices used worldwide, and this year 5.5 million new 'things' will get connected every day – that's a lot of tech. HPI keeps reinventing and engineer’s solutions that reduce our impact on the environment, whilst ensuring that we all remain connected. As a partner of Make the Future, it provides IT infrastructure to the event and showcases the technology of a low carbon future.

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Official Global Partner

More data has been created in the past two years than in the history of the human race. Successfully capturing this and turning it into something meaningful can therefore make a huge difference and that makes it incredibly important. This is why HPE, as a core partner of Make the Future, helped Shell Eco-marathon student teams to maximise their performance by capturing and analysing technical data.

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Southwest Research Institute

Official Global Partner

Competition is strong at Shell Eco-marathon, with every car having to go through a strict technical inspection before going out on track and Southwest Research Institute® provides engineers and support staff for this part of the programme. As a premier independent, non-profit research and development organisation, this is the same service they have provided to the global automotive, fuels and lubricants industries for the past 70 years, helping them reduce emissions and improve efficiency. As an Official Global Partner of Make the Future they directly support the engineers of tomorrow as they design and build sustainable mobility for the future.

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The Linde Group 

Official Global Partner 

Linde is at the forefront of making hydrogen a viable clean fuel today. Just think, it's already possible that your family car could run on emission-free fuel made from water. Linde supports Make the Future by supplying hydrogen to Shell Eco-marathon teams who use H2 fuel cell power units for their vehicles.

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Local partners

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Costa Express

Costa Express is the UK’s leading self-serve coffee bar. Since its launch in 2011, it has demonstrated phenomenal growth and today boasts over 6,500 machines, serving over 80 million cups of coffee across 10 international markets. This puts Costa Express on track to deliver its 2020 target of over 8,000 machines.

Costa Express is part of Costa Coffee, the UKs favourite coffee shop chain with over 2,000 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,240 stores across 30 international markets. Just like our stores, Costa Express uses the same original Mocha Italia recipe roasted in Old Paradise Street, London, with our 100% Rainforest Alliance certified coffee remaining at the core of our quality coffee credentials. Our innovative self-serve coffee bars expertly combine high-quality coffee and fresh milk with leading technology, making it the quickest, easiest and most efficient way to ensure your customers enjoy a delicious cup of barista-style Costa Coffee on the go.


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Queen Elizabeth park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a place unlike any other. Spread across 560 acres of beautiful parklands with historic waterways, famous sporting venues and a vibrant arts and events programme. At the Park’s centre sits the former Olympic Stadium, a world-class, multi-use venue that plays host to Premier League football, concerts and international athletics. Alongside it, The Slide at the Arcelor Mittal Orbit spirals for 178m around the UK’s tallest sculpture giving riders a thrilling 40 second journey from top to bottom. As the new heart of east London, the Park will provide future homes, jobs and an unrivalled education and cultural district housing Sadler’s Wells, V&A East, UAL’s London College of Fashion and UCL East.

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Toyota is an innovation leader in Hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid technology and the world’s first mass market manufacturer of hybrid cars. This is the second year Toyota was an Innovation Partner for Make the Future Live, where it showcased some of the most advanced hydrogen fuel cell and urban mobility solutions in the world.

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Vodafone Enterprise

Vodafone is a truly global communications company delivering services in more than 150 countries. For Make the Future Live, it provided data infrastructure and technical support helping to measure the performance of student teams and their vehicles across the four-day festival, with a supply of SIM cards and a dedicated 4G network.

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Shell Eco-marathon

Student teams battle it out on the track to be crowned champions in fuel efficiency. The current record stands at 3,771km/l – that’s from London to Helsinki and back again on just one litre of fuel!


Make The Future Live Lates are a series of lively debates about the future of energy. Engaging and challenging, they’re forums where you can listen to some of the world’s sharpest minds share their ideas about meeting today’s energy challenges.