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Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation in Energy Management and Automation. We are always on the lookout for bold ideas that can shape the future of our industries and our company. 

The Go Green in the City challenge is now entering its 9th year running and our 2019 edition is going to be even bigger, better and bolder! We are looking for students like you from around the world who are willing to put their skills and ideas to the test.

More than 80,000 students from 180 countries have participated in the Go Green in the City challenge over the last 8 years - now, it is your turn!

Bring your green ideas to life! #WhatsYourBoldIdea

 Problem Statement:

What's your bold Idea? Choose from 4 categories of the competitions.

  • Sustainability & Access to Energy
  • Buildings of the Future
  • Plants of the Future
  • Grids of the Future

NOTE: For registration, click the "Register Now" button below


Take part in one of the biggest global business challenges today!
In a team of two, present your idea to Schneider Electric. Make it to the finals in Spain and you could win the grand prize of a lifetime!
  1. 1st Prize: The winning team will win job offers from Schneider Electric, and an all-inclusive international trip to two cities of their choice (where Schneider Electric has offices)
  2. Global Finalists: The Top 8 teams will be invited on a fully sponsored trip to the Schneider Electric Global Innovation Summit in Barcelonato pitch for the Grand Prize & an invitation to interview for Schneider Electric's Internship Program
  3. Regional Finalists: Participants will receive mentorship from Schneider Electric experts to polish their proposals and make it to the Grand Finale!
  4. Women in Energy Award: One all-female team from the semi-finals will win the Women in Energy Award, securing a place in the finals and cash prize of USD $1,000

January 29, 2019 - May 25, 2019


PowerPoint Presentation of 10 slides including problem statement, differentiation, operational availability, team profile, etc. to be submitted by 25th May 2019, 23:59 (UCT +0).

The Contest is organized in three steps, with each step followed by a period of review, assessment and selection who will move onto the next stage in the competition:

  1. Phase I: Submission of the Initial Application will run from January 2, 2019 – May 25, 2019
  2. Phase II: Semi-finals, as defined below, will run until August 23, 2019
  3. Phase III: The Final Round will run until the final presentations in October 2019

The Final award will be announced by the jury upon the conclusion of the Final presentations during October 2019.

 Rules and Guidelines:


  • Only university students eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of submission of the Initial Application are permitted to submit their proposals
  • Students worldwide must be registered in a bachelor’s (at least the 2nd year), master’s or MBA program of business, engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics or other Sciences are eligible to compete in the Contest
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