Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched Go Green in the City 2019, its annual global student contest to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient and sustainable cities.
Now in its ninth year, Go Green in the City is a major event for business and engineering students worldwide. In 2018, over 24 000 young innovators–of which 58% were women–from more than 3 000 universities in 163 countries took part. The stakes for Go Green in the City competitors are high. Not only do they get a chance to make an impact in powering the digital economy, but they also get a chance to win an international trip to Schneider Electric’s Global Innovation Summit 2019, a two-day event on October 2-3, 2019, in Barcelona (Spain), which will bring 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. Students will have the opportunity to be connected to, and mentored by, industry experts.
Sustainability and technology working together
The 2019 competition should attract even more interest than usual, thanks to the four specific topic categories: ‘Buildings of the Future’, ‘Plants of the Future’, ‘Grids of the Future’, and ‘Sustainability and Access to Energy’. Students are invited to submit their bold ideas in one of the four.
The challenges are connected to Schneider Electric’s sustainability business strategy and reflect the company’s commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). They invite students to share ideas to reshape the future and show a more effective side of sustainability; the connection of the social and environmental impacts with technology and the business world.
Teams must comprise two students attending accredited business, engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics and other sciences schools. They must be from the same country or region for the duration of the competition. Each team should include at least one female member, in line with Schneider Electric’s policy of promoting Diversity and Inclusion. The deadline for submissions is May 25th, 2019.
Caption: Zvirevo Chisadza and Tariro Cynthia Mutsindikwa, from Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences in Algeria, shared their excitement as 2018 Go Green in the City global winners.