Schneider Electric, leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, recently announced the list of 10 teams to compete in the final round of the eighth edition of Go Green in the City, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for Smart Cities.
Germany and Spain are two of the 10 teams involved. Selected from among 2,840 students of which 58 were semi-finalists, all of the teams include representatives from each of the eight regions of the world participating in the competition. The winner of the special prize for an all female team, the ‘Women in Business Award’, is from Duy Tan University in Vietnam and another two other teams, in particular, caught the panel’s attention.
The finalists must now prepare for the last phase of the competition: presenting their final case study to a jury composed of members of Schneider Electric’s senior management at the Innovation Summit which Schneider Electric organises in the US. Each team will continue to be mentored by a Schneider Electric volunteer, who will offer advice and support. Their role is to help the participants develop their solutions, focusing on user needs and the project’s impacts, feasibility and return on investment.
Launched in 2011, Go Green in the City offers second year engineering and business students an opportunity to present their innovative energy management ideas for the Smart Cities of the future. One of the student teams’ ideas from last year’s competition was successfully patented in 2018.
“The entire Go Green in the City experience was amazing and gave us a valuable insight on the cutting-edge research going on in the energy industry. We sincerely thank our mentor at Schneider Electric who believed in our project and worked with us tirelessly to enable the patent application to be filed,” said Dewan Ahmed, a finalist from the 2017 edition of Go Green in the City.