Rueil-Malmaison (France), January 28, 2016 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, launched the 6th edition of Go Green in the City, its global business case challenge focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities.
From January 15th to April 15th, 2016, business and engineering bachelor, master or MBA students from all over the world are welcome to join the challenge. By teams of two, with at least one woman, they will submit a case study illustrating their ideas for innovative energy management solutions in cities for one of the five basic business challenge topics¹. In 2015, the student team from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur won the challenge for its idea of an efficient energy management application.
Over the last five years, energy management in smart cities has received increasing attention from students around the world. Attracting more than 12,800 registered participants from 168 countries with 57% of women during last year’s edition, Go Green in the City aims to educate young generations and build awareness about the need for smart energy management for sustainable cities. In 2015, India, Indonesia and Korea have been particularly active and high represented among the total submissions.
The semi-finalist teams will have 2 months to work with a mentor from Schneider Electric in order to create a synopsis and a video presentation of their idea. The 12 best teams will be announced on July 15th, 2016, and will then be flown to Paris (France) from September 19th to 22nd, 2016, to compete in the grand final. The winning team will travel the world, VIP-style, with Schneider Electric, visiting facilities, networking with employees and high-level management. They will also be offered jobs with Schneider Electric in their home countries.
For more information, please visit Go Green in the City website, and follow the challenge on the Facebook and Twitter pages.
Mohamad Meraj Shaikh and Spoorthy Kotla, from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur,
winners of Go Green in the City 2015
¹ Strategy & Technology, Product Reuse & Recycle, EcoDistrict MicroGrid, Low tech Lab, No Boundaries.
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