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At Schneider Electric we believe that energy is a basic human right and we are dedicated to furthering mankind through new technologies. As a major player in Energy Management and Industrial Automation, we see an urgent need for bold ideas that can re-shape a smarter and more sustainable future for both: our industry and our company.  This is where we 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 our five segments within energy management! 

So #WhatsYourBoldIdea?

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Application Phase

Sep 8, 2020 – Feb 15, 2021

Register on the platform, choose a competition category and submit your most innovative idea!

Pre-screening and Mentoring

Feb 16, 2021 – Apr 5, 2021

Opportunity to connect with SE experts to turn your idea into a suitable solution.

Regional Finals

Apr 7, 2021

Pitch your idea to our jury panel consisting of major SE decision-makers.

Global Finals

Jun 2021

Pitch your idea to our jury panel consisting of major SE decision-makers.


 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.

You can win:

1st Prize

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

Global Finalists

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

Regional Finalists

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.

Women in Energy

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

All Participants

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

Virtual Global Finals

June, 2021 – Online

Our top teams are invited to attend the Virtual Global Finals of Schneider Go Green 2021! This is your chance to shine and be bold! Each team will have the chance to pitch their bold idea in a 15-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the jury made up of Schneider Electric’s senior management. Depending on the evolution of the Covid-19 situation in the world, and with the health and safety of all students, judges and other stakeholders as our top priority, the Global Finals will be held either online or in-person. Details to follow!

Middle East & Africa


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.

How It Works?

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.

Where can I sign up for the Schneider Go Green 2021 Challenge?

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.

For more information please open this link

In Collaboration with AVEVA

AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operations life cycle of capital-intensive industries. The company’s engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 4,400 employees at 80 locations in over 40 countries. For more details visit:

In Partnership with Coorpacademy

Coorpacademy disrupts Corporate Digital Learning with a Learning Experience Platform (LEP or LXP) that combines the latest innovations in instructional design, including gamification, microlearning, adaptive and social learning, fully adapted to learners’ needs.

With a content library of more than 750 courses, created through partnerships with 40 organizations and top industry experts, the CoorpAcademy LXP develops employees’ digital and soft skills while boosting their engagement and employability. For more details visit:

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