• Schneider eyes students for solutions

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    The global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric, is strengthening its campaign that is focused on innovating energy solution for the city through its “Go Green in the City 2014.”

    The Go Green in the City 2014 case challenge is now positioning itself as the definitive global student competition for green energy solution, with more than a dozen new countries participating, bringing the total number of countries participating to 31.

    Throughout all three previous competitions, Schneider Electric has seen strong interest from students and universities for the contest.

    The increasing interest in the contest demonstrate that future engineers are more and more aware that the need for increased demand for electrical power will have to be balanced with social progress and environmental protection.

    From November 15, 2013, to February 15, 2014, business and engineering students starting on their second year and on, and master or MBA students from all over the world can join the challenge through a two-member team, with at least one of the member being a female.

    They will have to submit a case study illustrating their ideas for viable energy management solutions for one of the five basic urban sectors such as residential, university, business, water and hospitals.

    To gain expert tips about their case and have the possibility to gain a unique insight into one of the leading energy management companies of the world, students can unlock a creative challenge through an online game quiz. So far, 1,744 pre-registrations representing 81 nationalities from all over the world have been received by Schneider Electric.

    On February 28, 2014, the top 100 teams will be announced and will have a month to begin to work with the help of a mentor from Schneider Electric, in order to create a synopsis and a video business case for their idea.

    The 12 best teams will then be flown to Paris in June 2014 to compete in the final. The winning team will be traveling the world, VIP-style, with Schneider Electric, visiting facilities, networking with employees and high-level management, and will be offered with jobs.

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