Seventh edition of Go Green in the city launched

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 16:55

RiniBharadwaj and Vivian Silas JeyachanderManohar from Fachhochschule Aachen in Germany were the winners of Go Green in the City 2016. — VNS Photo

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched Go Green in the City for the seventh year running.

This annual global challenge for business and engineering students aims to promote innovative energy management ideas for smart cities, the company said in its statement.

The challenge is open to business and engineering bachelor, master or MBA students from all over the world from now to May 12.

In Viet Nam, the 10 best teams from the preliminary round will be narrowed down to the five best teams. These teams will then participate in the national round held at Schneider Electric’s office in HCM City on June 9.

The 12 best finalist teams world-wide will be announced and then flown to Paris (France) in October to compete in the grand finale. The winning team will travel the world with Schneider Electric, visiting facilities and networking with employees and high-level management. They will also be offered jobs with Schneider Electric in their home countries.

Over the last six years, energy management in smart cities has received increasing attention from students globally. Attracting more than 15,000 registered participants from 170 countries, 60 per cent of whom were women during last year’s edition, Go Green in the City aims to educate young generations and build awareness of the need for smart energy management to create sustainable cities. — VNS

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