Rueil-Malmaison (France), May 16, 2011 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, unveiled today the 25 teams qualified for the third and last phase of its international case challenge, Go Green in the City 2012. 50 participants coming from 27 Universities will be flown to Paris, where the final will take place from June 20th to 23rd, 2012. The students represent 4 different continents and come from China, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Poland, Russia, Turkey and the USA.
Out of the 100 pairs selected for the second phase of the challenge, 25 have been selected for the final. Now, 50 business and engineering students including 56% of woman have 5 weeks to further develop their idea. The Schneider Electric tutors they have been assigned to since the second phase will help them prepare for the final presentation they will give on June 21st, and in which the students will offer innovative and marketable energy solutions for the city.
During their visit in Paris the top 25 teams will have the opportunity to meet high level Schneider Electric executives at the case presentations, as they are jury members, as well as during cocktail and dinner parties. Each participant will be interviewed for an internship, which if granted, can result in a permanent employment offer. The two laureates will win a trip around the world and will have the opportunity to visit Group facilities and to network with employees and high-level managers. Furthermore, the two winners will be offered a job.
About 600 teams and candidates from 9 countries participated in this second edition of Go Green in the City. This significant student involvement is a testimony of their engagement in the current global energy challenge.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.