About the Organizer :

Go Green in the City 2017 is the 7th edition of the ultimate global student competition. Solve real-world business challenges from Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation with a strong focus on sustainability.

At Schneider Electric, we are committed to innovate solutions that address the energy paradox, balancing our planet’s carbon footprint and supporting the undisputable right of everyone to quality energy. We invent technologies that will transform the places where we live, work, and play.

As the global leader in energy management and automation, we provide connected technologies that will reshape industries, transform cities, and enrich lives.

In teams of two, students from all over the world are invited to enter the competition and share their innovative solutions to real world business challenges within energy management.

Go Green in the City welcomes participants from around the world. Schneider Electric is a truly global company, with offices in over 100 countries, and this year’s competition represents that.

Enter now to learn, engage, create, and make a real change in the world!

 Problem Statement:

Steps to Compete for the Competition:

  • Register yourselves by clicking here
  • Fill out your profile by giving your personal details
  • Form a team with your friend, classmate, or find a teammate directly through the competition platform
  • Submit your solution: Impress the judges with your team’s solution to real-life case challenges within efficient energy management for smarter cities


The shortlisted candidates will have a chance to win:

  • An opportunity to work with Schneider Electric
  • A travel grant to Paris [All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by Schneider Electric]
  • Digital Certificates for their accomplishment in the challenge

Other Awards:

  • Go Green Champs Award: Win a 30-minute Skype session with one of the previous years winners to gain valuable insight
  • Social Media Award: Let your friends know about your participation in Go Green in the City and collect team recommendations during the competition period
  • Women in Business Award:  One all female team will be selected as the winner of the Women in Business Award by a special jury and each team member will receive a cash prize of $500!

February 20, 2017 - May 12, 2017

 Rules and Guidelines:

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

  1. Phase I – Submission of the Initial Application will run from February 13, 2017 – May 12, 2017
  2. Phase II – Semi-finals, as defined below, will run until July 24, 2017
  3. Phase III – The Final Round will run until the final presentations, October 9-13, 2017

The Final award will be announced by the jury upon the conclusion of the Final presentations during the week of October 9, 2017.

Evaluation Guidelines:

  • No prize alternatives or cash equivalents are offered
  • Prizes are non-transferable
  • All users must provide submissions that the user has created him/herself
  • All users must provide personal information that is truthful and accurate
  • All users must fill in the full profile form to be eligible

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Competition open to two-member teams with at least one female member
  • Winners must be 18 years old or older
  • Winners must be pursuing a bachelor’s (at least 2nd year), master’s, or MBA degree
  • Winners must be fluent in English
  • Winners must abide by the application requirements of the host organization

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