This challenge is available to students studying within the North America region. Please apply before 14 February 2020.
Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala,, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States.
At Schneider Electric, we believe that energy is a basic human right. Today nearly 1.3 billion people lack access to modern energy and on the other hand, we have technology developing so fast in the energized areas!
Energy consumption will grow by 50% till 2050 due to megatrends of rapid urbanization, industrialization and digitization and electricity demand will grow twice as fast as that.
Schneider Electric are looking for ideas that can help to solve the energy dilemma with digitized and innovative business models and/or sustainable approaches that enable access to energy or sustainable developments.
BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE
Can buildings be smarter and more sustainable with the incorporation of new technologies?
The age of smart and efficient buildings is now. Schneider Electric offers EcoStruxureTM, an IoT-enabled architecture and platform that enables our clients to create buildings which are, regardless of size or use, more energy efficient, sustainable and occupant friendly. But we dare you to disrupt!
How new technologies can merge into something new for buildings? How can we reshape the future of hospitals, homes, schools and commercial buildings? Share your ideas!
Be inspired by Schneider Electric’s ExoStruxureTM Building collaboration with Marriott hotels:
Share your ideas for a more comfortable and greener life at hospitals, data centers, commercial or residential buildings!
PLANTS OF THE FUTURE
Future of industrial automation
While many plants and machine builders have already started their digital transformation, thriving in the digital economy can be tough for manufacturers. They face multiple challenges in the marketplace with seismic disruptions from new types of competitors, market uncertainty around commodity costs and tariffs, rapid fluctuations in demand and, hence, also in their supply chains. Digital transformation delivered through our EcoStruxure architecture can make manufacturers more agile, helping them to adapt more quickly to their fast-changing environment.
Discover how machine builder, Berto Coffee Roaster, implemented augmented reality and other digital solutions to become more efficient and grow its business in export markets.
Show us your real-life innovative applications of digital solutions for industrial automation markets. We want to hear your bold ideas!
GRIDS OF THE FUTURE
By 2040, there will be a 58% increase in global energy demand. How can our world meet this demand and also meet the needs of our planet’s wellbeing?
From seamless local production and integration at the grid edge, to bridging demand and supply, Schneider Electric’s solutions increases your grid’s efficiency for sustainable networks.
Now it’s up to you to develop new solutions for the future of energy management and distribution. Blockchain, AI… the sky’s the limit for new solutions! What’s your bold idea?
Main challenge: Owning or renting? Understanding the implication of the 'as a service' trend on future business models in the energy sector’