Apply for the Schneider Go Green 2022, a competition designed for students around the globe.
DEADLINE: Feb 15, 2022
At Schneider Electric we believe that energy is a basic human right and we are dedicated to furthering humankind through new technologies. Our purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. At Schneider, we call this Life Is On.
With our mission to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency, we see the urgent need for bold ideas that can re-shape a smarter and more sustainable future for our industry and our company.
This is where we need your help. Schneider Electric, together with AVEVA, is looking for game changers around the world who dare to disrupt, put your 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.
How It Works?
Schneider Go Green 2022 is open to teams of 2-4 members from anywhere in the world.
To take part, you must:
- Be a Bachelor’s or Master’s student anywhere in the world
- Be studying in the same country as the rest of your team for the duration of the competition.
- Be studying Business, Engineering, Marketing, and/or Innovation related studies.
- In line with our Diversity & Inclusion philosophy, your team must be gender diverse
- You must be proficient in English, as the submission and final pitch must be presented in English.
1. ACCESS TO ENERGY
At Schneider Electric, we believe that access to energy is a basic human right. We deploy sustainable energy solutions and support local skills development. Access to modern sustainable energy is an essential pillar for economic development, and for improving the living standards and health of local populations.
Dream big and help enable universal access to energy in an environmentally sustainable manner! What’s your bold idea? Some things to consider as you contemplate an innovative idea for sustainable Access to Energy…
- SDG7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- SDG12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
In compliance with the COP21 objective signed in 2015 in Paris, limiting global warming below 2°C requires that this electrification is based on low carbon generation. In this context, renewable energies and recyclability have a decisive role to play. Many solutions already exist to bring electricity with solar energy in the most remote places. All of them use same key components such as solar panels, storage solutions, power electronics solution, low voltage equipment, protection, cables, etc. However, as the lifespan of such equipment mainly depends on very sensitive components such as battery and solar panels, it has become urgent to think about second life and recyclability value chains to limit carbon emissions, reduce electronics waste, and decrease the use of rare metals, while simultaneously maintaining or complementing a viable business model. To cope with these challenges, we need to innovate the recyclability stream of used components including packaging. These ideas raise several questions:
- Which ecosystem do we have to implement to build such value chain?
- How to valorize the second life of used component?
- What will be the business, social and environmental impact?
- How to measure and evaluate it?
2. HOMES OF THE FUTURE
Home is more than four walls and a roof. At Schneider, we help make our customers’ homes more sustainable and save energy. Schneider is transforming smart homes to sustainable homes of the future. Wiser, our IoT-enabled family of products, goes beyond smart gadgets by integrating energy management with home automation, enabling our customers to design and create homes that are more sustainable, resilient, efficient and personalized. Your challenge?Dream big and share an idea for sustainable homes of the future with us!
We dare you to disrupt!
Some things to consider as you contemplate an innovative idea for sustainable Homes of the Future…
- How can we go one step further in the new electric world, with new energy sources like solar and new loads like EV that are increasing?
- How can Wiser provide new value and superior experience to residents, home builders and property management companies?
- How will you enable this with modern digital technologies, software and services?
3. SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE FUTURE
What will the Supply Chain of the Future look like in the near future? It’s a question that has no simple answer as the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues at pace and new technologies transform the manufacturing landscape.
Show us your real-life innovative applications of digital solutions for supply chain and industrial automation markets.
We want to hear your bold ideas!
Some things to consider as you contemplate an innovative idea for a sustainable Supply Chain of the Future…As with any revolution, we are in an era of rapid change, as a wave of innovation washes away old systems, business models and whole industries to create new opportunities and ways to operate. While most organizations understand the need to embrace new technologies, breaking through the early stages of adoption often presents a serious challenge.
Digital Transformation is not just about changing systems and technologies, it’s a long-term journey which will need people mindset change creating a more collaborative and sustainable environment not only inside the industries but across the entire supply chain.
With automation expert services and great partners network allied to state of art technology on automation hardware and software portfolio, Schneider Electric can be the perfect strategic partner to help industrial customers and machine manufactories on this journey. EcoStruxure Plant and Machine can make industrial facilities and machines operate with more connectivity, intelligence, flexibility and sustainability, increasing dramatically the production efficiency, energy efficiency and assets lifecycles.
How can we produce more using less resources such as energy and water? How can we better plan the asset maintenance to keep its lifecycle longer? Is it possible to use technology to retain the important knowledge from the workforce who will be retired soon? How can automation and technology help the factory collaborators to work more safely? How can we transform industrial raw data in business insights?
Join us on this exciting challenge and let’s make the supply chains of the future smarter and greener!
4. GRIDS OF THE FUTURE
Global electricity consumption is growing significantly and solar will likely become the number one energy resource. These foreseeable changes have electric utilities seeking answers to difficult questions.
How shall the grid, at the center of the new energy landscape, be modernized to address these changes? How can aggressive sustainability goals and more locally generated energy be served by a legacy infrastructure? How can improvements address the increasing risks from major weather events and cybersecurity threats?
Dream big and share how your ideas might help power the digital transformation of the grid with us!
There’s much to be done, and we’re excited to hear from you!
Some things to consider as you contemplate an innovative idea for sustainable Grids of the Future…With 24/7 availability becoming ever more critical, grid reliability improvement is a key concern and a strategic initiative for many Electricity Companies. For energy consumers, communities, and companies, it’s an opportunity to achieve better efficiency, flexibility, reliability and resilience.
Schneider Electric provides enterprise software solutions across the entire Lifecycle of the Grid. With advanced technology and a strong vision for the future, we help utilities digitize, optimize, and automate grid processes for a sustainable future.
5. DE[CODING] THE FUTURE
AVEVA and Schneider Electric provide cutting edge solutions that help teams design, build and operate many of the worlds’ most innovative industrial operations across ten industry sectors, from power and infrastructure to food and beverage and chemicals. Increasingly, these industries are remotely operated, maintained and optimized by machines, with humans providing insight, support and decision-making, informed by artificial intelligence. AVEVA and Schneider Electric are at the leading edge of this transformation, providing the software solutions and innovations that companies need to function efficiently and thrive. But the world is constantly evolving – what do companies need next to make the leap to truly digital-first sustainable operations? How will industries in future tackle the twin challenges of driving to net zero and remaining efficient and profitable?
New technologies can help to shape the future of design, engineering and operations for the next generation of industry assets and infrastructure. We want you to share your innovative ideas that will take industry to the next level!
Some things to consider as you contemplate an innovative idea for sustainable industrial software of how to de[Code] the Future…Our world is changing. The drive to combat climate change and the pandemic have accelerated the shift to renewable energy, stimulating engineering innovation, accelerating remote and cloud-based working, and reshaping the global grid. With global supply chains resetting too, customers are asking more of the goods and services they purchase. In this context, how will the industries of the future approach the design, engineering and intelligent operation of critical assets and infrastructure?
How can we help the existing infrastructure to be more sustainable and reduce emissions yet still create profits?
Do you have an idea that could cut waste, spur collaboration, or drive greater efficiency? We’d love to hear it!
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