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Schneider Electric launches new concept for its Go Green in the City competition

Schneider Electric has launched Go Green in the City, a global business competition focused on developing innovative energy solutions for cities. 

In its previous three years, Schneider Electric has seen strong interest from students and universities in the contest.

The increased interest in energy issues from students globally, and particularly new economies, is important for Schneider Electric, who has launched a new and extended edition of the competition this year.

The Go Green in the City 2014 competition is now positioning itself as the definitive global student competition for green energy solutions, with more than a dozen new countries participating, bringing the total number of countries participating to 31.

The interest in the contest demonstrates that engineers of the future are more aware that increased demand for electrical power will have to be balanced with social progress and environmental protection.

In addition to increasing number of countries joining the global contest, Schneider Electric’s aim is to identify intern candidates for local country recruitment.

From November 15, 2013 to February 15, 2014, teams of two business and engineering students (from 2nd year onwards), masters and MBA students globally are encouraged to join the challenge.

At least one member of each team must be a female. Entrants will have to submit a case study illustrating their ideas for viable energy management solutions for one of the five basic urban sectors (residential, university, business, water and hospitals).

In order to get expert tips about their project and gain an insight into one of the world’s leading energy management companies, students can unlock a creative challenge through an online game quiz. So far, more than 1744 pre-registrations, representing 81 nationalities, have been received.

On February 28, 2014, the top 100 teams will be announced and will have a month to begin to work with the help of a mentor from Schneider Electric in order to create a proposal and a video business case for their idea.

The 12 best teams will then be flown to Paris in June 2014 to compete in the final. The winning team will be travelling the world, VIP-style, with Schneider Electric, visiting facilities, networking with employees and high-level management, and will be offered jobs.

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