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Go Green in the City Competition 2015

Deadline: 01-Feb-2015

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The Challenge

Schneider Electric invites you to its fifth annual Go Green in the City global business case challenge. Enter for a chance to revolutionize energy management and gain unique insight into one of the leading global energy management companies.

The top twelve teams will travel to Paris where they will compete for a trip around the world and a career opportunity with Schneider Electric*.


Who is eligible to compete?

  • Business and engineering** students, eighteen (18) years of age or older, pursuing their bachelor’s (at least 2nd year), master’s or MBA degree are eligible to compete.
  • Go Green in the City 2015 is open to two-member teams with at least one female member (note: both members must comply with the degree requirements stated above).
  • Both of the 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.
  • English language competency is required.
  • Teams from all over the world are welcome to compete.

No exceptions can be made regarding the terms of the eligibility requirements.

**All branches of engineering and business programs are accepted.

Eligibility

Competition Process

It’s simple as 1-2-3

1. Register

  • Create your account here and confirm your account. Now you’re ready to take on the challenge!
  • Log in and fill in your Profile page. You should also upload your CV and a photo of yourself (passport size 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm)).

2. Team Up

  • Find a teammate with whom you will revolutionize the energy management industry! Your team partner must meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above.
  • Form your team by inviting your partner from the Team page and come up with a team name. See instructions for the Team page navigation below.

3. Develop and Submit a Great Idea for Intelligent Energy Management in the City

Your task is to come up with an intelligent idea for efficient energy management in the city. The idea should address one of the challenges related to growing cities and the energy dilemma, and present an innovative solution for it. You can present it as a textual description (max. 300 words) or as an infographic! Please see below for format specifications.

Work on the case together with your partner and submit your idea in one of the formats described in detail below. When you are ready, upload the case solution to the Team page. Find inspiration for your case here.

The deadline for your idea submission is 11:59 PM, CET, February 1, 2015. Please make sure to check what the deadline time is in your country here.

Remember to finalize your competition application!
After uploading your case solution, you will be prompted to finalize your competition application, which you must do in order to complete your application. This is done on your Team page.

Submission Guidelines

The Team Page

Team page is your ‘go-to’ place when it comes to team activities. The Team page is accessible from your Dashboard.

  1. After both of the prospective team members complete their Profiles, you can form a team on the Team page. Simply search for your teammate by their email address and send an invitation to team up. Your partner will receive your invitation and can decide whether to accept it. It's that easy!
    Please note that both you and your teammate need to fill in the required fields on the Profile page before you can form a team.
  2. After forming a team, the Team page becomes a common space for both of the team members. You will be able to register your team name, upload your team submission and finalize your application from the Team page.
    Please note that both team members need to finalize their Profile pages to be able to finalize the application.

From the Team page you can also access your Public Team page, which displays your total team score for completing the quizzes. Although taking quizzes is not compulsory, we encourage you to take quizzes to gain unique insights that will help you develop your idea, as well as to compete for the Go Green Champs Award. You are also encouraged to share your Public Team page with your friends on social media and collect their recommendations, see below for more details about the Social Media Award.

You can also invite friends to take part in the challenge via Facebook or email.


Accepted Formats for Your Case Submission

You can choose whether you want to submit your idea either as a textual description or as an infographic. See below for the corresponding formats.

EITHER textual description:

Max. 300-word idea description, 12-size Times New Roman or Arial, in .doc or .pdf format, file size max. 1 MB

OR infographic:

Max. 4-slide presentation, including 1 cover slide, in .ppt or .pdf format, file size max. 15 MB


Naming Conventions

Make sure the documents you are submitting do not include special characters (such as á,à,ä,ó) in their names.

The case attachment should be named in the following way:

Team member 1 first name_Team member 1 last name_Team member 2 first name_Team member 2 last name_Team name

Example:

1. John_Smith_Anna_Garcia_Green_Heros
2. We_Zhang_Li_Jing_Energy_Soldiers

How to apply?

Complete the Quizzes

Take quizzes to explore the world of Schneider Electric and unlock unique insights into one of the world's leading energy management companies. Learn and get expert tips for your case!

You will be given the option of completing several quizzes within Schneider Electric’s core areas. Each quiz consists of five timed multiple-choice questions. You will receive 100 points for each correct answer.
Completion of these quizzes is not compulsory and will not be considered during your case evaluation.


Go Green Champs Award

On January 16, 2015 Schneider Electric will select the Go Green Champs** — the three teams that have the highest total score for the completed quizzes.

  • The team score is the sum of the points you and your partner receive from solving the quizzes.

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