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Vietnamese team in final of Go Green in the City 2018

Released at: 11:29, 13/09/2018

Vietnamese team in final of Go Green in the City 2018

Go Green in the City 2017's Finals Grand Prize Award (Photo: Schneider Electric)

Schneider Electric's international student case study competition focuses on innovative energy solutions for smart cities.

by Doanh Doanh

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced a list of ten international teams to compete in the final round of the eighth edition of Go Green in the City, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities.

The ten teams are from the US, China, Germany, Algeria, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Spain, Canada, and Vietnam. Selected from among 2,840 students, of which 58 were semi-finalists, the teams include representatives from each of the eight regions of the world participating in the competition.

The winner of the special prize for an all-female team, the “Women in Business Award”, is from Duy Tan University in Vietnam and another two teams, in particular, caught the panel’s attention.

The finalists must now prepare for the last phase of the competition: presenting their final case study to a jury composed of members of Schneider Electric’s senior management at the Innovation Summit that Schneider Electric organizes in the US.

Each team will continue to be mentored by a Schneider Electric volunteer, who will offer advice and support. Their role is to help participants develop their solutions, focusing on user needs and the project’s impacts, feasibility, and return on investment.

Launched in 2011, Go Green in the City offers second year engineering and business students an opportunity to present their innovative energy management ideas for the smart cities of the future. One of the student teams’ ideas from last year’s competition was successfully patented this year.

Interest in Go Green in the City has grown considerably since its launch. This year, Schneider Electric received more than 24,000 applications; a record for the competition. At this edition, no less than 163 countries were represented and the number of participating universities continued to grow, reaching 3,190.

Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation in homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure, and industries.

With a global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputed leader in power management - medium voltage, low voltage and secure power and in automation systems. It also provides integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

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