Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the finalists of Schneider Go Green, an annual competition that invites university students around the world to share their ideas for innovations that can help make the world cleaner, more inclusive and more sustainable.
First launched in 2011 by Schneider Electric, and launched for the second year in partnership with industrial software publisher AVEVA, the competition has grown rapidly over the past 12 years. In 2022 alone, more than 22,200 students from 200 countries registered for the event and more than 3,700 submitted innovative ideas that fit into the competition’s five categories: energy access, future, global supply chain of the future, networks of the future, Deciphering the Future.
Eight finalists – each representing a region of the world and each consisting of up to four team members – have been selected. They are:
Pacific Region: Team The Green Ambassadors, Australia. Students: Catherine Chan and Sin Hang Yung.
East Asia: Team SmartFOCS, Indonesia. Students: Yusiran Herviyandi Herizal and Sagaria Haq
North America: Team Sea-Rate, USA. Students: Ana Claus, Alexandra Berkova and Amanda Perez
South America: Green Thunder, Peru. Students: Angie Porras and Andres Diaz Zamora
China: WBGYYDS Team, China. Students: YiLong Yao, QianJiao Ge, YiFang Zhang and HaoXi Zhang
Europe: AIdroponic, Italy. Students: Carlo Cortellini, Chiara Canciani and Francesco Peracchia
India: Eco-Brains, India. Students: Bhuvanjeet Singh Gandhi and Ishika Ahuja
Middle East and Africa: GreenOverMorrow, Morocco. Students: Abir Werzgan, Hajar Werzgan and Omrane Derhy.
The teams are mentored by executives from Schneider Electric and AVEVA and will pitch their ideas to a judging panel of senior Schneider and AVEVA executives on June 21. The big winner will be announced on June 23.
The winning team will receive a cash prize of €10,000, and all finalists will be invited for a job interview that could lead to a position at Schneider Electric or AVEVA.
“Innovative ideas can do a lot to make the world cleaner and fairer. Schneider Go Green is about helping passionate young people turn their own, often bold, ideas into practical, achievable projects,” said Charise Le, Chief Human Resources Officer of Schneider Electric. “Congratulations to all of the finalists and a big thank you to everyone who has participated over the years: we hope your enthusiasm will inspire many more to join us in the years to come.”
For more details on the competition, including how to pre-register for the 2023 event, visit gogreen.se.com. For a taste of the competition from the perspective of last year’s winners, Team Light Pills from Spain, click here. Schneider Electric’s sustainability commitments, including those related to promoting the next generation, can be found here, and more information on sustainability at AVEVA can be found here.
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