Schneider Electric runs Go Green in the City challenge for students

Schneider Electric runs Go Green in the City challenge for students

 May 08, 2019

Schneider Electric is renowned for digital transformation in energy management and automation, and the company is always looking out for bold ideas that can shape the future of its industries. 

Which is why Schneider Electric runs its Go Green in the City challenge, which is open to students from around the world who are willing to put their skills and ideas to the test.

Creating innovative ideas and solutions

Schneider Electric's Go Green in the City is a worldwide project that allows business and engineering students to create innovative ideas and solutions for smarter and more efficient urban areas. 

Schneider Electric Go Green challenge students

Go Green in the City is open to two-member teams who must solve one of Schneider Electric's four real-life case challenges within energy management or submit their bold idea for efficient energy management in a city environment. 

A diverse and inclusion challenge

In line with Schneider Electric’s policy of promoting Diversity and Inclusioneach team must include at least one female member

One all-female team from the semi-finals also wins the Women in Energy Award, securing a place in the finals and cash prize of USD $1,000.

Go Green in the City

A high-stakes competition with a range of opportunities

The stakes for Go Green in the City competitors are high, with mentoring, networking, travel, cash prizes and business and job opportunities all on the horizon. Not only do the competitors get the opportunity to make a positive impact in powering the digital economy, but they also have a chance to win an international trip to Schneider Electric’s Global Innovation Summit, a two-day event that brings together Schneider Electric experts and world-leading industry thinkers to share insights and bold ideas on the challenges and opportunities of powering the digital economy. Through Go Green in the City, students also have access to mentoring by industry experts and the chance to work for Schneider Electric. 

“The young generation today face considerable challenges in creating a bright future for themselves. Achieving a sustainable world future is only possible when empowering young people and helping them to become a driving force for innovation. I am proud that Go Green in the City has become a platform for students to develop their ideas for a better tomorrow,”  says Olivier Blum, Chief Human Resources Officer at Schneider Electric.

Teaching students to think like professional engineers 

Leyla Battista, a student at Emory University, took part in Schneider Electric's challenge. 

"Before Go Green in the City, I was preparing to graduate and somewhat stuck in my 'student' mindset. The competition taught me how to think and work like a professional engineer," says Leyla.

Find out about Kanika Kapila's exciting journey from Go Green global finalist to Schneider Electric employee. 

Go Green finalist Kanika Kapila Schneider Electric

Join talented women at Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric seeks out and rewards people for being straightforward, open, passionate, effective and challenging the status quo. They want their employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which they operate. They welcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company. They are looking for people with a passion for success - on the job and beyond. Learn more about Schneider Electric's job vacancies.


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