Schneider Electric launches NextGen Go Green 2023 to tap into sustainable ideas
Schneider Electric has launched NextGen Go Green – a global student competition seeking disruptive ideas to make cities more sustainable and community-oriented.
It is open to students across the globe who are passionate about sustainable innovation and want to demonstrate bold new skills in energy, technology, and sustainability. Students will have the opportunity to win prizes, gain valuable professional mentorship and receive international recognition for their work. Winners will also be considered for new job opportunities within Schneider Electric.
Buildings represent approximately 30 percent of total CO 2 emissions globally and experts warn that carbon dioxide emissions must reach net zero by 2050 to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Efficiency in buildings is where the key to net-zero transformation lies and Schneider Electric’s competition aims to explore future-forward ideas in this space.
“We believe that today’s problems will not be solved with yesterday’s solutions, which is why we’re inviting students across the region to help us contribute to solving this challenge,” said Asli Cakir, Vice President of Human Resources, Schneider Electric, Gulf Countries. “We’re looking for bold ideas that can transform the way we use energy and resources in our cities, buildings, and homes.”
Winners will be awarded an international trip, where they will have the chance to network with peers and industry experts, as well as showcase their idea in front of a panel of judges. They will also receive professional mentorship to help develop their ideas and bring them to life.
Schneider Electric is committed to sustainability and believes that the energy management and automation industry can play a vital role in shaping a more sustainable future. By empowering young innovators, the company aims to inspire the next generation of sustainability leaders and drive meaningful change.
Schneider Electric is encouraging students to join this mission to create a more sustainable world by participating in Schneider’s Go Green 2023. This is a unique opportunity to showcase their ideas and gain valuable experience in the energy management and automation industry.
The competition is open to bachelor’s or master’s students in the Middle East and Africa region studying business, engineering, marketing, or innovation-related courses. Registration is open now and closes on 30 March 2023.