Schneider Electric has announced the finalists for its Go Green in the City smart cities competition.
Ten teams will compete in the final round of the eighth edition of the competition, which tasks students with developing new ideas in the field of energy solutions for smart cities.
The ten teams are from the United States of America, China, Germany, Algeria, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Spain, Canada and Vietnam. Selected from among 2,840 students of which 58 were semi-finalists, these 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 other teams, in particular, caught the panel's attention.
The teams will now present their final case study to a jury composed of members of Schneider Electric's senior management at the company's Innovation Summit taking place in the US in November.
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 in 2018.