Schneider Go Green 2020 (Greater China)

Bring your green ideas to life! #WhatsYourBoldIdea

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You can sign up at and make sure to confirm your email address. Don’t forget to click ‘Participate’ in order to receive announcements and notifications about the Challenge.

When there is an update, you will receive an email from the admin on the Agorize platform and at your provided email address. Please make sure you have clicked ‘Participate’ and check your junk mailbox!

The Agorize platform is open for support and to answer any kind of questions related to the competition.

You will receive an email confirmation upon successful registration for the Schneider Go Green 2020 Challenge.

To update your details, log in at and go to your participant profile to edit or change your details.

Don’t worry, you can sign up to the Challenge as an individual by creating an account - please make sure you click "Participate".

Then, you can use the ‘Teams’ tab to find potential teammates, look through their profile, see who they are looking for, and message them directly by clicking the ‘Chat’ button. Watch this video to find out more.

Please note: when forming a team, you must be from the same Region as your teammate and at least one team member must be female.

The team should have no more and no less than 2 team members.


To participate in the Go Green in the 2019 Challenge, you must:

  • Be a Bachelor’s (at least 2nd year) or Master’s student
  • Study Engineering, Business, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics and other Sciences
  • Location: worldwide (Team members must be studying in the same Region for the duration of the competition.)
  • At least one team member must be a woman, in line with our Diversity & Inclusion philosophy.
  • Be proficient in English (the Grand Finale pitch will be presented in English.)

No, you can pair up with a team member who studies a different major or at a different university or different country.

We also encourage you to create an interdisciplinary team with complimentary skills sets.

However, both you and your team member must be studying in the same Region (see Find Your Region) for the duration of the competition.

This eligibility criteria is to allow Schneider Electric to recruit the relevant students for internships and job opportunities.

Since you would need to develop a solution for the energy management and automation industry, a scientific or technical background would give you a head start. However, you can team up with someone with a technical background and collaborate together. If you sign up as a sole participant, you can message other potential team members through our online platform (click the ‘Teams’ tab and click ‘Chat’ to kickstart your conversation).

Absolutely not. Schneider Electric is seeking innovative ideas to revolutionize the energy management and automation industries. You do not need to come from an engineering background in order to bring some great ideas. Plus, once your idea is being selected, you will be able to meet mentors from Schneider Electric to assist you with the technical and business angles, respectively.


For the Application Phase, your team must submit your PowerPoint Presentation of 10 slides including problem statement, differentiation, operational availability, team profile, etc. by your region's deadline.

There is no template but a guideline about the list of items that should be included in your presentation (available in the "How It Works?" tab. However, feel free to add anything as long as your submission adheres to the page limit. You submission should not longer than 10 slides. The cover page is not included in this limit.

You are free to use any kind of technology, tools or datasets that can be found in the public domain as long as you are authorized and have valid licenses to use them. Students will also be able to access resources on the Schneider Electric website and the Toolkit for Students (coming soon).

Information shared by Schneider Electric is to be used for the purposes of the Challenge only. Please see Terms & Conditions at

If you participate in this challenge and submit your idea at the end of the Application Phase, Schneider Electric will own the intellectual property rights of your idea and submission. This also allows Schneider Electric to help students with patent registration and project incubation.

The Judging Panel will evaluate your team’s idea and select the top teams to progress to the Mentoring Phase based on four criteria: innovativeness, feasibility, presentation quality and sustainable impact.



The announcement will be made on Monday 19 June 2019 via email and the competition platform. You can also follow Go Green in the City on social media to stay updated.

If your team reaches the Mentoring Phase, you will have the opportunity to be mentored by Schneider Electric’s senior management. You will be able to contact your mentor through the Agorize online platform and co-own an online workspace.

For the Mentoring Phase, each team should submit a PowerPoint of up to 20 slides expanding on previous submission with any additional appendices to be submitted by your region's timeline.

Selection by the Schneider Electric jury of teams who will progress to the Grand Finale will be based on the following criteria: understanding user needs, solution innovation, feasibility/financial business case, green impact, and recruitment.


The final teams who will progress to the Grand Finale will be announced by your region's timeline.

As well as winning the 1st Prize, you can also win the Women in Energy Award (announced at the Regional Finals).

During the Preparation Phase, your Mentors will continue support you and help you to refine your pitch.

It is recommended that teams submit a working prototype or video walkthrough of their idea (if applicable) at the Grand Finale but it is not an obligatory requirement.

Please submit a pitch deck of up to 20 slides by your region's timeline.

Each team will have the chance to pitch their business idea in a 15-minutes presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the jury made up Schneider Electric’s senior management. Once the jury panel has made a decision, there will be a prizegiving ceremony.

Similar to the judging criteria for online submission, the rubrics are feasibility, profitability, solution innovation and sustainable impact.

Schneider Electric’s senior management from various divisions and offices will be the judges for the Grand Finale. More information will be release closer to the time.


Watch the highlight video from the 2018 Finale here:

Congratulations to Zvirevo Chisadza and Tariro Cynthia Mutsindikwa (PAU Institute of Water and Energy Sciences), our 2018 Go Green in the City competition winners! As Team Latent Innovations from Algeria, they created an organic photovoltaic greenhouse system to increase crop production and fight for hunger.

Read their blog here.

"Go Green in the City was a dream come true! Winning a competition against 20,000 participants from 180 countries also gave us such a great sense of accomplishment. If you care about how technology will play a part in greener practices and sustainability, you will not get an opportunity better than this!" - Raja Jain and Nimisha Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Read their blog here.

Watch the highlights video of the 2017 Final here:

Rini Bharadwaj and Vivian Silas Jeyachander, Manohar Fachhochschule Aachen, Germany

Watch the highlights video of the 2016 Final here:

Mohamad Meraj Shaikh and Spoorthy Kotla, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Watch the highlights video of the 2015 Final here:

Lee Man Ki and Jin Deng Keith Chan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR China

Watch the highlights video of the 2014 Final here:

Alyssa Vintola and Lorenz Payonga, Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines

Watch the highlights video of the 2013 Final here:

Igor Soares and Marcellye Miranda, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Watch the highlights video of the 2012 Final here:

Suma Elengikal and María Consuelo Palacios Lafuente Bonn University, Germany

Watch the highlights video of the 2011 Final here: