Engineering and business students across the globe are set to face off against each other in one of the largest green-thinking competitions in the world.

This year, students from more than 3 000 universities will compete in Schneider Electric’s Go Green in the City 2019 competition – a platform that challenges tech skills and encourages solution-centric thinking for more energy-efficient and sustainable cities. Categories include sustainability and access to energy; as well as buildings, plants and grids of the future.

The top eight teams will be invited to pitch their ideas at the Schneider Electric Global Innovation Summit 2019 in Barcelona in October. The winners will be offered jobs at Schneider Electric and trips to cities of their choice (where Schneider Electric offices are located).

Last year’s competition attracted more than 24 000 innovators from 163 countries, with the top prize going to a team from Algeria. Global chief HR officer at Schneider Electric Olivier Blum says the competition has become ‘a platform for students to develop their ideas for a better tomorrow’.

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