Schneider Go Green 2021 (Europe)

Bring your green ideas to life! #WhatsYourBoldIdea

Application to the Europe region is now closed. Feel free to pre-register for our next edition!

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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 2021 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 country 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.


Schneider Go Green 2021 is open to two-member teams worldwide. To take part, you must:

  • Be a Bachelor’s student (at least on 2nd year) or working on a Master’s degree
  • Studying Business, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Math, Marketing and Innovation
  • Be located in the same region (for the duration of the competition) as your fellow team member. 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 must be presented in English

You can pair up with a team member who studies a different major or at a different university.

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 country for the duration of the competition.

This eligibility criteria allows Schneider Electric and AVEVA to share internships and job opportunities with you.

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 and AVEVA are 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 and AVEVA 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 Masterclasses 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 per region via email and the competition platform. You can also follow Schneider Go Green 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 and AVEVA’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 Global Finals will be based on the following criteria: understanding user needs, solution innovation, feasibility/financial business case, sustainable impact, and profile aligned to rules and conditions.


The final teams who will progress to the Global Finals 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 to support you and help you to refine your pitch. You can also see past participants' advice on our blog posts here:

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

Please submit a pitch deck of up to 15 slides by global communications via email.

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 of Schneider Electric’s senior management. Once the jury panel has made a decision, there will be a special winner announcement live and on social media.

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

Schneider Electric’s and AVEVA’s senior management from various divisions and offices will be the judges for the Global Finals. More information will be released closer to the time.


Congratulations to Nimisha Varma and Naveen Suman (Rajasthan Technical University), our 2019 Schneider Go Green winners!

Read their blog here.

Watch the highlight video from the 2019 Finale here:

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: