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'Go Green in the City' contest under way

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has launched the fourth edition of "Go Green in the City", a global business-case challenge focusing on innovative energy solutions that has been running with great success for three years.

Throughout all three previous competitions, Schneider Electric has seen strong interest from students and universities for the contest.

The "Go Green in the City 2014" case challenge is now positioning itself as the definitive global student competition for green energy solutions, with more than a dozen new countries participating, bringing the total number to 31.

The increasing interest in the contest demonstrates that future engineers are more and more aware that the need for increased demand for electrical power will have to be balanced with social progress and environmental protection.

Besides the increasing number of countries joining the contest, the promotion dispositive of aiming to increase the global, local and online exposure of the con test and identify intern candidates for local country recruitment activity has been strengthened, the company said.

Applications are open until February 15, for business and engineering students at both bachelor and master levels. They are required to make up two-member teams, with at least one of the members being female.

Teams have to submit a case study illustrating their ideas for viable energy-management solutions for one of the five basic urban sectors: residential, university, business, water and hospital. To gain expert tips about their case and have the possibility to gain a unique insight into one of the leading energy-management companies, students can unlock a creative challenge through an online game quiz.

So far, more than 1,744 pre-registrations representing 81 nationalities from all over the world have been received.

The top 100 teams will be announced on February 28, and they will then have a month to create a synopsis and a video business case for their idea, with help from Schneider Electric. The 12 best teams will then be flown to Paris in June to compete in the final. The winning team will be travelling the world, VIP-style, with Schneider Electric, visiting facilities, networking with employees and high-level management - and furthermore will be offered jobs.


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