Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation firm, has launched the ninth edition of its Go Green in the City competition. This year’s edition is said to be the “best, biggest, and boldest” to date as it brings together engineering and business students from 180 countries in an effort to highlight their skills and ideas for concepts and methodologies that create innovative energy generation and consumption solutions and promoting green urban environments.
Schneider Electric President in Saudi Arabia and Yemen Najib Al-Naeem said that the annual competition aims to attract the best talents in the long run and encourage them to create unique innovations that enhance sustainability in smart cities while developing the knowledge of students and showcasing their discoveries on a global scale.
Participation in this year’s competition is open until May 25, and its tracks comprise several categories, including sustainability and access to energy in order to pave the road for future grids and networks.
Participating in the competition requires a team of two students with a minimum of one female. Teams will study an innovative idea for an urban energy management solution in the areas of strategic use of technology, energy efficiency in cooling solutions, energy storage and efficiency, integrated urban energy systems, and other unique solutions that promote environmental friendliness.
The competing teams will undergo training, mentoring, and early career counseling, which will highlight young national talents and give them the opportunity to prove their abilities. The competition will provide the winners with an array of sponsorship, networking and travel prospects, as well as job opportunities within Schneider Electric’s various commercial divisions.
The winners will obtain several sponsorship and networking opportunities in addition to job opportunities in various business activities and disciplines. They will also get the chance to win international trips to two cities of their choice (where Schneider Electric has offices).
Go Green in the City began in 2011 with the objective to explore and nurture innovative and promising youth ideas by providing opportunities to meet experts and gain professional advice in order to develop creative ideas.
Last year’s edition witnessed the participation of more than 80,000 students from around the world.