Go Green in the City 2019

Bring your green ideas to life! #WhatsYourBoldIdea

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PARTICIPATING IN THE CHALLENGE

You can sign up at https://gogreeninthecity.se.com/ 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 Go Green in the City 2019 Challenge.

To update your details, log in at https://gogreeninthecity.se.com/ 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.

 
ELIGIBILITY

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.

 
FIND YOUR REGION

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.

Application Phase: 2 January to 25 May

Regional Semi-Final: 27 May to 10 June

Mentoring and Regional Finals: 17 June to 24 July

Regional Semi-Final Announcement: 25 July

Regional Final: 23 July

Regional Final Announcement: 25 July

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Perú, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Application Phase: 2 January to 25 May

Regional Semi-Final: 27 May to 10 June

Mentoring and Regional Finals: 17 June to 24 July

Regional Semi-Final Announcement: 25 July

Regional Final Announcement: 20 August

Regional Final Announcement: 27 August

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan. Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.

Application Phase: 2 January to 25 May

Regional Semi-Final: 27 May to 10 June

Mentoring and Regional Finals: 17 June to 24 July

Regional Semi-Final Announcement: 25 July

Regional Final: 12 - 16 August July

Regional Final Announcement: 27 August

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, CAR, Chad, Comoros, Congo, DR Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia (The), Ghana, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Application Phase: 2 January to 25 May

Regional Semi-Final: 27 May to 10 June

Mentoring and Regional Finals: 17 June to 24 July

Regional Semi-Final Announcement: 25 July

Regional Final Announcement: 22 August

Regional Final Announcement: 27 August

Australia, Bhutan, Brunei (Darussalam), Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan,, Kiribati, Korea (DPR), Korea (Republic of), Lao People’s DR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

Application Phase: 2 January to 25 May

Regional Semi-Final: 27 May to 10 June

Mentoring and Regional Finals: 17 June to 24 July

Regional Semi-Final Announcement: 25 July

Regional Final Announcement: 22 August

Regional Final Announcement: 27 August

China mainland, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.

Application Phase: 2 January to 25 May

Regional Semi-Final: 27 May to 10 June

Mentoring and Regional Finals: 17 June to 24 July

Regional Semi-Final Announcement: 25 July

Regional Final Announcement: 19 - 20 August

Regional Final Announcement: 20 August

Bangladesh, Nepal, and India.

Application Phase: 2 January to 25 May

Regional Semi-Final: 27 May to 10 June

Mentoring and Regional Finals: 17 June to 24 July

Regional Semi-Final Announcement: 25 July

Regional Final Announcement: 23 August

Regional Final Announcement: 26 August

APPLICATION PHASE

For the Application Phase, your team must submit your PowerPoint Presentation of 10 slides including problem statement, differentiation, operational availability, team profile, etc. by Saturday 25 May 2019, 23:59 (UCT +0).

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 https://gogreeninthecity.se.com/en/terms.

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.

MENTORING

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 23rd August 2019, 23:59 (UCT +0).

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.

GRAND FINALE

The final 8 teams who will progress to the Preparation Phase and Mentoring Phase will be announced on 29 August 2019.

All Global Finalists will win a sponsored trip to the Global Final in Barcelona. 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 28th September 2019, 23:59 (UCT +0).

The Grand Finale will take place at the Schneider Electric Global Innovation Summit in Barcelona, Spain from 1st to 5th October 2019.

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.


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