By Anthony Capkun
October 22, 2020 – In collaboration with Aveva, Schneider Electric has launched the 11th edition of its Go Green global student competition in which two-member teams are challenged to put forward “bold ideas that can reshape a smarter and more sustainable future for both our industry and our company”.
Specifically, organizers are looking for “game changers around the world who are daring to disrupt and to put their skills to the test and push the boundaries of digital transformation in energy management” in five (5) specific areas:
Access to energy
Enable universal access to energy in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Homes of the future
Can buildings be smarter, more sustainable and incorporate new technologies?
Plants of the future
Apply IoT, AI, machine learning and more to the industries of the present or future.
Grids of the future
Imagine the future of energy management and distribution.
De[coding] the future
Envision future approaches to design, engineering and construction of assets and infrastructure.
Participants must be a Bachelor’s student (at least on 2nd year), or working on their Master’s degree, and studying Business, Engineering, Marketing and/or Innovation related studies. Team members must be studying in the same Region for the duration of the competition, and at least one of them must be a woman. Finally, participants must be proficient in English, as the final pitch must be presented in English.
Global winners will be awarded a trip to one of the following cities—Boston (U.S.), London (U.K.), New Delhi (India), Paris (France) or Shanghai (China)—and visit Schneider Electric offices, network with employees and interact with management.
Visit Go Green for more information.