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Go Green in the City Competition 2016

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What is Go Green in the City Competition 2016?

Schneider Electric’s International Business Case Challenge contest (the “Contest”) aims at supporting the emergence of innovative solutions to meet the future challenges of intelligent energy.

The Contest is organized in three steps, with each step followed by a period of review, assessment and decision to decide who will move onto the next stage in the competition.

1. Phase I – Submission of the Initial Application will run from January 15, 2016 – April 15, 2016 (as defined below).

2. Phase II – Synopsis of the Business Case, as defined below, will run until June 30, 2016.

3. Phase III – The Final Round will run until the Final presentations, September 19-23, 2016.

The Final award will be announced at the end of the Final presentations in front of the jury on September 23, 2016.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  1. Only students aged eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of submission of the Initial Application are permitted to submit their proposals.
  2. Students worldwide registered in a bachelor’s (at least the 2nd year), master’s or MBA program of business or engineering are eligible to compete in the Contest.
  3. Schneider Electric’s customers, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents, consultants, contractors and their family members are not eligible to participate.
  4. Schneider Electric reserves the right to limit, or restrict upon notice, participation in the Contest to any person who fails to comply with these Rules and Conditions.
  5. The Contest is open exclusively to individual students in teams of two, of which at least one team member is female.
  6. 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.
  7. Should an individual student entrant be disqualified, that entrant’s team will no longer be able to participate.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done only.

1. Sign up for the competition by entering your name and email.

2. Fill out your Profile page.

3. Form your team on the Team page.

4. Submit a great idea.

5. Finalize the competition submission by the application deadline.

FAQs

  • Rules & Eligibility

Who is eligible to compete?

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to compete:

Business and engineering students pursuing their bachelor’s (at least 2nd year), master’s or MBA degree.
Go Green in the City challenge is open to two-member teams with at least one female member
(note: both members must comply with the degree requirements stated above).
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.
Teams from all over the world are welcome to compete.
English competency is required.
No exceptions can be made regarding the terms of the eligibility requirements.

What programs are considered eligible business and engineering programs?

Students pursuing any business or engineering-related degree are eligible to compete, given that they fulfill the rest of the eligibility requirements stated above.

Can I enter the competition as an individual?

You must sign up for the competition as an individual. However, to submit a full entry you must form a team of two and make one submission per team.

Do I need to provide proof of enrolment?

If you are selected as a finalist, you need to provide an official document from your university confirming your enrolment and student status. The document can be obtained from your student services centre, international office or one of your professors.

How will submissions be screened?

There will be two rounds of screening. In the first round Schneider Electric will select top 90 teams globally and identify a number of top teams from the East Asian region, who will qualify for the East Asian regional finals, based on the quality of their business case submissions and eligibility compliance.
These students will then compete in the semi-finals round (participants from the East Asian region will have a separate selection process, see here).
From the top 100 teams Schneider Electric will select the top 12 teams who will be given the chance to present their ideas live at the final event in Paris.

What can I win?

The winners will win a job opportunity at Schneider Electric as well as a fully funded trip around the world where they will get to visit Schneider Electric offices in two countries.

The winner can choose Schneider Electric offices in two countries to travel. The specifics of the offered position will match the requirements of Schneider Electric.

What happens if I don’t adhere to all the rules?

Sqore, the competition organizers, reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not follow the rules stated.

What are the judging criteria when selecting the semi-finalists?

The judging criteria for each round are different. For selecting the top 100 teams Schneider Electric will evaluate applications based on the innovativeness and feasibility of the proposed idea, as well as the candidates’ profile.

  • The Competition Process

How do I enter the competition?

1. Sign up for the competition here by entering your name and email.

2. Fill out your Profile page.

3. Form your team on the Team page.

4. Submit a great idea.

5. Finalize the competition submission by the application deadline.

When is the deadline?

The deadline for your idea submission is 5 PM, CET, April 15, 2016. Check what the deadline time is in your country.

When will the results be announced?

April 15, 2016: semi-­finalists announced

June 30, 2016: 12 finalist teams announced

Week of September 19, 2016: Finale event in Paris, during which the winning team will be selected

Will I receive a certificate of achievement for my participation?

Yes, all participants who submit their case solution thus, finalize the challenge will receive a digital certificate sent to his/her email from Sqore upon completing the challenge. The certificate will include individual quiz scores.

If my team is selected as semi­finalists, can we present an idea synopsis that is different from the initially submitted idea?

No, your semi-­finals synopsis description should be similar to what you have submitted in the initial application phase. It should be developed based on your initial submission.

  • Technical Support

I did not receive a confirmation email after signing up for the competition. What should I do?

If you did not receive a confirmation email within 5­-10 minutes, try checking your spam box. Otherwise, please report the problem to info@gogreeninthecity.com.

What if my university name is not listed?

If the name of your university is not listed, please inform us by email.

I am having difficulty loading the page. I think it may be a browser issue. What are the recommended browsers to enter the challenge?

The latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari, or Internet Explorer 10.

Why will the system not let me finalize my submission?

You need to make sure that you have completed your profile, formed a team, and uploaded the case solution to the Team page. If the issue persists, please report the problem toinfo@gogreeninthecity.com.

I am having trouble uploading my case submission. What could be the problem?

The case attachment should be named in the following way:

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

Make sure the documents you submit are either .pdf or .jpg and do not exceed the 15 MB limit. Furthermore, do not use special characters (such as á,à,ä,ó) to name your documents.

  • Contact

The Go Green in the City 2016 Challenge is organized by Sqore and Schneider Electric.

If you have any questions regarding the competition process or the competition platform, please write us an email to info@gogreeninthecity.com.

For more competitions and events, please visit www.sqore.com.

Terms and Conditions

Go Green in the City provides you the opportunity to not only learn about Schneider Electric, but also to experience our work culture firsthand. Experience the life of a Schneider Electric employee during the final event in Paris at the Schneider Electric headquarters, which is affectionately referred to as “Le Hive”.

As a semi-finalist, use this opportunity to interact and start building your network with our business leaders and employee mentors.

Winners’ Prize

Members of the winning team will receive an opportunity to work with Schneider Electric and also win a world tour* as they visit Schneider Electric offices in two different countries. A few of the many highlights of the trip involve: interacting with Schneider Electric business leaders and employees; learning from these professionals and using their expertise to map out the perfect career plan; and spending memorable time exploring the destination cities.

Finalists

Finalists will receive a digital certificate for winning the semi-finals for their region and also a memento from the Go Green in the City final competition.

All finalists are invited to the final event in Paris; all travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by Schneider Electric.

Semi-finalists

Semi-finalists will receive a digital certificate for their accomplishment in the challenge. They will also get an opportunity to work with a mentor from Schneider Electric and a chance to complete a digital interview.

All participants will receive a digital certificate of participation sent to the email address used for registration.

Mentorship

Go Green in the City’s mentorship phase, for competitors who advance to the semi-finals, is not only a unique opportunity to benefit from the expertise of Schneider Electric employees but also to gain insight into our corporate culture and extend your professional network.

Here is what former participants say about the GGitC 2014 and GGitC 2015 mentorship:

“Schneider Electric is the best place to work. Our mentor made us realize that through the most intellectually stimulating discussions I have ever had.”

“Our mentor is amazing and I learnt more about business case with him than I learned at college. I have no words about how amazing he is.”

“Prior to this competition I had not seriously considered SE as a potential employer fit for me. But after the whole experience with the competition, I have changed my mind. And 99% of the credit for my change of mind goes to my mentor!”

Go Green Champs

On April 1, 2016 Schneider Electric will select the Go Green Champs — the three teams that have the highest total score for the completed quizzes.

As a Go Green Champ, you could win a 30-minute Skype session with one of the previous years’ winners! Competition organizers reserve the right to determine the nature of the reward at their sole discretion.

The Go Green Champs will be published on Go Green in the City social media channels – so make sure to follow us!

Social Media Award

Let your friends know about your participation in Go Green in the City and encourage them to support your team! You can invite your friends to leave a recommendation for you and your teammate on your Public Team page stating why you and your idea deserve to win.

3 teams with the highest number of recommendations collected on the Public Team page will win a 30-minute Skype session with a Schneider Electric mentor to give them guidance on preparing their case solution. Competition organizers reserve the right to alter the nature of the reward without prior notice.

The Final Event

The final event promises to be an extremely rewarding experience. Four action-packed days of business workshops, networking events, city tours, presentations and lots more. In a culturally rich and engaging environment, students get to interact with Schneider Electric employees and top management, build a strong and lasting professional and personal network, learn about the business from experts and at the same time develop key skills through various workshops and activities. And if that is not enough, there is always the glamour of the City of Lights that beckons you!

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