A highlight of the forum was the Container of Possibilities: The Twenty Fifty, an interactive container exhibit featuring a modern Asian concept home of the future. Debuted at Make the Future Singapore, this exhibit featured technological innovations contributed by Shell and its business partners that demonstrated how energy could be produced and consumed in 2050. Inspired by the students’ ideas from the Imagine the Future Scenario Competition, the 20-foot shipping container showcases a home that is energy-efficient, technology-enabling and connected.

Some interesting innovations in the Container of Possibilities: The Twenty Fifty include:

  • A New Energy Economy, where the future market is set to be a two-way trading platform between homeowners (consumers) and utility providers. Activated solar windows generates energy for homeowners, and this excess energy generated can be stored for later use or sold in the market.
  • The Telepresence Robot™ a telepresence communication platform service that allows homeowners to monitor conditions in the house and create a virtual presence of themselves to feel close to loved ones
  • A real-time Energy Alert powered by an Augmented Reality (AR) app and markers, which sends notifications to the homeowner’s mobile phone about the operating efficiency of his / her appliances and ensure reduced costs associated with breakdowns 

Container of Possibilities: The Twenty Fifty also encouraged visitors to poll, and pen their views on what homes could look like 30 years from now. It will begin its Asia tour to other cities later this year.

In a closing speech, Goh Swee Chen, Shell Singapore Country Chair and VP City Solutions, New Energies, shared, “Shell has long recognised the need to reduce carbon emissions and to stem the problem of air pollution in many parts of Asia, but we also know that more energy is needed to provide a decent quality of life for people, not only in Asia, but across the world. That is why we have created platforms like the Powering Progress Together forum and the Make the Future Festivals. We are here to challenge existing assumptions and to find innovative ways to solve problems.”

Powering Progress Together Singapore is the opening event for Make the Future Singapore, a four-day festival that features bright energy ideas and solutions that address the global energy challenge.

Make the Future is open to the public from March 16 -19, 2017 at Changi Exhibition Centre.

For more information on Make the Future Singapore and to register for free tickets to the event, please visit www.shell.com.sg/makethefuturesg.


To access event images, please visit the following URL: Shell Powering Progress Together, Singapore 2017

About Make the Future Singapore

Make the Future Singapore is a festival of ideas and innovations for Asia that supports bright energy ideas and provides a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation about the global energy challenge. It is a four-day event that will take place at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from March 16-19, 2017. Through virtual reality experiences and hands-on experiential zones, visitors will explore what is happening now and what the future of energy might look like, from renewable energies to natural gas or low-carbon technologies.


Sudarat Peetakanont
Corporate Communication Manager, The Shell Company of Thailand
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E Sudarat.peetakanont@shell.com

Orawan Chuenwiratsakul
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Thailand
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