- NextGen Go Green seeks solutions on circularity and energy efficiency for buildings
- Buildings represent 30% of total CO2 emissions globally and energy-efficient solutions are urgently needed
- Global contest aims to inspire the next generation of sustainability leaders
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched NextGen Go Green – a global student competition seeking disruptive ideas to make cities more sustainable and community-oriented.
Buildings represent approximately 30% of total CO2 emissions globally and experts warn that carbon dioxide emissions must reach net zero by 2050 to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Efficiency in buildings is where the key to net-zero transformation lies and Schneider Electric’s competition aims to explore future-forward ideas in this space.
It is open to students across the globe who are passionate about sustainable innovation and want to demonstrate bold new skills in energy, technology, and sustainability. Students will have the opportunity to win amazing prizes, gain valuable professional mentorship and receive international recognition for their work. Winners will also be considered for new job opportunities within Schneider Electric, which recently ranked 11th on the Great Places to Work in the UAE 2023 list in the Large category, among 50 companies.
“We believe that today’s problems will not be solved with yesterday’s solutions, which is why we’re inviting students across the region to help us contribute to solving this challenge,” said Asli Cakir, Vice President of Human Resources, Schneider Electric, Gulf Countries.
“We’re looking for bold ideas that can transform the way we use energy and resources in our cities, buildings, and homes. Time is running out to submit your most disruptive idea. Not only will you get the chance to make a real difference in the world, but you’ll also have the opportunity to kickstart your career.”
Winners will be awarded an international trip, where they will have the chance to network with peers and industry experts, as well as showcase their idea in front of a panel of judges. They will also receive professional mentorship to help develop their ideas and bring them to life.
Schneider Electric is committed to sustainability and believes that the energy management and automation industry can play a vital role in shaping a more sustainable future. By empowering young innovators, the company aims to inspire the next generation of sustainability leaders and drive meaningful change.
Schneider Electric is encouraging students to join this mission to create a more sustainable world by participating in Schneider’s Go Green 2023. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your ideas and gain valuable experience in the energy management and automation industry.
The competition is open to bachelor’s or master’s students in the Middle East and Africa region studying business, engineering, marketing, or innovation-related courses.
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