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Schneider/Avena: Go Green Challenge 2021 For University students from Middle East and Africa (fully funded).

Application are now open for Schneider Go Green Challenge 2021. At Schneider Electric they believe that energy is a basic human right and they are dedicated to furthering mankind through new technologies. As a major player in Energy Management and Industrial Automation, they see an urgent need for bold ideas that can re-shape a smarter and more sustainable future for both: their industry and their company.  

This is where they want your help! Schneider Go Green, together with AVEVA, is looking for game changers around the world who are daring to disrupt and to put their skills to the test and push the boundaries of digital transformation in Energy Management. 

Submit your bold idea related to one of the five segments within energy management! 


•  Access to Energy: Enable universal access to energy in an environmentally sustainable manner.

• Homes of the Future: Can homes be smarter, more sustainable and incorporate new technologies?

• Plants of the Future: Apply IoT, AI, Machine Learning and more to the industries of the present or future.

• Grids of the Future: Imagine the future of energy management and distribution!

• De[coding] the Future: Envision future approaches to design, engineering and construction of assets and infrastructure.


• Global winners will be awarded a trip to one of the following cities: Boston (USA)London (UK)New Delhi (India)Paris (France), or Shanghai (China) – visit SE’s offices, network with employees and interact with high level management! The winning team will also be gifted a 1 year subscription to the Coorpacademy platform

Pitch your idea in the Global Finals and win the worldwide challenge

Participants will receive mentorship from Schneider Electric experts to polish their proposals and make it to the Grand Finale! All regional finalists will also gain special access to e-learning resources byCoorpacademy to better prepare teams for the regional finals.

• One all-female team will advance into the Global Finals and compete for the top prize!

• Considered for an HR interview and receive content about Schneider Electric’s benefits, job opportunities and early career events


• Only university students eighteen (18) years of age and older at the time of submission of the Initial Application are permitted to submit their proposals. 

• Students worldwide must be registered in a bachelor’s (at least the 2nd year) or master’s program in business, engineering, Marketing or Innovation to be eligible to compete in the Contest. 

• The Contest is open exclusively to individual students in teams of two, of which at least one team member is female. Both team members must study in the same country for the duration of the competition. They are not however required to be from the same university, nor are they required to study the same subject or be in the same year, as long as they are not in their first year of their undergraduate education.

• Likewise, the students are not required to be permanent residents or nationals of the country in which they are studying in order to compete. Should an individual student’s entry be disqualified, that Entrant’s team will no longer be able to participate.

How it work?

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, Computer Sciences, Engineering, Math, 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.


Click here to apply.

Middle East & Africa’s Timeline

• Application Phase
Sep 8, 2020 – Feb 15, 2021Register on the platform, choose a competition category and submit your most innovative idea!

• Pre-screening and Mentoring
Feb 16, 2021 – Apr 5, 2021Opportunity to connect with SE experts to turn your idea into a suitable solution.

• Regional FinalsApr 7, 2021Pitch your idea to our jury panel consisting of major SE decision-makers.

• Global FinalsJun 2021Pitch your idea to our jury panel consisting of major SE decision-makers.

For more information visit Schneider/Avena: Go Green Challenge 2021

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