UV water purifier – last year, this innovation proved to be the best in the Schneider Go Green global student challenge. Students studying in higher education are expected to apply for Schneider Electric’s innovation competition on sustainability. The top prize is €10 thousand with a paid traineeship at the company.
Through the Contest, Schneider seeks to identify ideas, solutions, and/or technologies that contribute to the furtherance of intelligent energy. Schneider Go Green is open to teams of 2-4 members from anywhere in the world. You can apply until the 15th of February.
Conditions of application:
- Your team must be gender diverse.
- Be studying in the same country as the rest of your team for the duration of the competition.
- Be studying Business, Engineering, Marketing, and/or Innovation related studies.
- You must be proficient in English, as the submission and final pitch must be presented in English.
There are 5 categories:
- Access to energy
- Homes of the future
- Supply chain of the future
- Grids of the future
- De[coding] the future
Applicant students must register for the competition as an individual. However, to submit a full application, the applicant must also register as a team of two to four students. Make sure to clearly state your objectives and original ideas for a solution to any of the world’s energy problems or one of Schneider Electric’s four business case challenges. The infographic (ppt or pdf) or video (mp4 format) should include a description of the global or local problem, a presentation of the solution developed by the team, and who they would help with the innovation. You can apply with a completely new idea, a business case study, or even a previous university project.
The Contest is organized in three rounds, with each round followed by a period of review, assessment, and selection in deciding who will move onto the next round of the competition. A jury, composed of Schneider Electric employees, will select regional semi-finalists. Regional semi-finals will be organized on the 28th of March, the finals on the 26th of April. The global finals will be in May or June. Participating teams can prepare for the next round with the help of mentors from the experts of the company between each turn.
A record number of 25 thousand students from more than 3 thousand universities in 128 countries entered the Go Green competition last year. Eighteen students from China, Spain, Morocco, India, Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, and the United States made it to the global final, which was broadcast live on social media.
Team Light Pills, Helena Arias Casals and Dorothy Ann van der Ent Facerias from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya in Spain won last year. Light Pills is an artificial light source and a UV water purifier shaped like a bottle cap to help communities without access to energy and safe water.
Now here is the opportunity again for university students to show off their bold sustainability ideas and get serious awards in addition to recognition. Global winners will be awarded a €10 thousand prize to be split equally among winning team members. Members of the winning team can become the paid trainees of the corporation.