Schneider Go Green 2021 (South America)

Bring your green ideas to life! #WhatsYourBoldIdea

Welcome to the South America region of Schneider Go Green 2021! Please check you're at the right region below:

How It Works?

Schneider Go Green 2021 is open to two-member teams from anywhere in the world.
To take part, you must:
 
Be a Bachelor’s student (at least on 2nd year) or working on Master’s degree
Studying Business, Engineering, Marketing and Innovation
Team members must be studying in the same Region for the duration of the competition. Being in the same country is highly preferred.
in line with our Diversity & Inclusion philosophy, at least one team member must be a woman.
Be proficient in English as the final pitch will must be presented in English.
APPLICATION PHASE

September 8, 2020 - March 26, 2021 

Register on the platform, choose a competition category and submit a 10 slide proposal deck in English (PPT or PDF format), addressing the following:

  • Problem statement
  • Key points of differentiation
  • Operational availability
  • Team profile
 
The deadline for the submission will be on March 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (UTC -3).
REGIONAL PRE-SCREENING

March 27, 2021 - April 9, 2021 

Regional judges will review submitted proposals then vote on the top student teams (up to 10 teams chosen per region) to receive mentorship on the following criteria:

  • Innovativeness
  • Feasibility
  • Presentation quality
  • Sustainable impact
MENTORSHIP

March 31, 2021 - April 15, 2021 

Selected teams will receive mentorship from Schneider Electric professionals to improve on their solution and polish their proposals. Teams will be expected to submit a 20-slide deck, by the end of the mentoring phase, expanding upon their previous submission with additional appendices (Including an idea synopsis of up to 800 words, CVs, etc.).

REGIONAL FINALS

April 26, 2021 - April 30, 2021

The regional finals will provide teams the opportunity to pitch their business ideas virtually to a panel of judges. After deliberation, each regional jury will select a single team to progress to the global finals. The winners of the Women in Energy Award will also progress to the global finals.

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Understanding user needs
  • Solution innovation
  • Feasibility/financial business case
  • Sustainable impact
  • Alignment to rules and conditions
FINALS PREPARATION

April 30, 2021 - June 2021 

Once the final eight teams have been announced, each team will be prepared by Schneider Electric experts to further develop their innovative solution and prepare for the final event. Teams will have a few weeks to practice and perfect their pitch before the global finals.

GLOBAL FINALS

June 2021 

Each team will have the chance to pitch their business idea in a 15-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A to a panel of judges made up of Schneider Electric’s senior management. The top team will be selected on the following criteria:

  • Understanding user needs
  • Solution innovation
  • Feasibility/financial business case
  • Sustainable impact
  • Alignment to rules and conditions

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