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Schneider Electric Go Green in the City
October 05, 2019

Schneider Electric's International Business Case Challenge contest aims at supporting the emergence of innovative solutions to meet the future challenges of intelligent energy.

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.

Solve one of our four real-life case challenges within energy management or submit your bold idea for efficient energy management in a city environment.


1) Application Phase
2nd January - 25th May 2019
(20 weeks)

Create your account, team up with a friend, or find a teammate through the competition platform! (Please note: both teammates must be studying in the same Region.) Choose a competition category to work on with your teammate and submit your case when you are ready. Itís as easy as that!

Donít have a teammate? Donít worry! You can publish your profile with an introductory video and your skills inviting other students to join you on your bold project. Click here to find out more!

Deliverables: 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).

2) Mentoring Phase
19 June - 23 August 2019
(8 weeks)

The selected teams will be mentored by Schneider Electric experts via the competition platform. With the mentorsí advice and insight into the company, teams will be able to develop their ideas and polish their proposals

Deliverables: PowerPoint of up to 20 slides expanding on previous submission with any additional appendices to be submitted by 23rd August 2019, 23:59 (UCT +0).

3) Preparation Phase
29 August - 28 September 2019
(4 weeks)

Once the final 8 teams have been announced, mentoring by Schneider Electric will continue. Teams will have a few weeks to practice and perfect their pitch before flying off to the Schneider Electric Global Innovation Summit in Spain!

Deliverables: Pitch deck of up to 20 slides to be submitted by 28th September 2019, 23:59 (UCT +0).

4) Grand Finale
1 - 5 October 2019

Our top teams are invited to attend the Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Barcelona!

This is your chance to shine and be bold! Each team will have the chance to pitch their business idea in a 15-minutes presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the jury made up Schneider Electricís senior management. The top teams will be selected on the following criteria: feasibility, profitability, solution innovation and sustainable impact.