Energy management and automation company, Schneider Electric, has picked out the top 12 teams that will compete in its Go Green in the City 2015 student competition, and an Aussie team has earned itself a place amongst these participants.
The finalists, Rowan Heinrich and Claire Quy from The University of Western Australia, will be the only team representing Australia in the final phase of the global challenge and will go against the 11 other teams from 11 different countries.
These teams will visit Schneider Electric’s headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison, France, from June 22 to 25, where they will be taken on company facility tours and attend career-building workshops.
The finalists were selected from among the top 100 teams that qualified for the semi-finals, by a jury composed of Schneider Electric business leaders. The top 12 teams – from Brazil, China, France, India, Japan, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Turkey and US – were evaluated on the basis of a synopsis and a video business case.
As in previous years, Go Green in the City candidates present a case study focusing on energy solutions for cities. The end goal for the teams is to devise viable solutions for energy management sectors critical to cities – such as in homes, tertiary institutions, retail, water and hospital.
The criteria for the evaluation include the holistic overview of the problem, the innovation of the idea, the economic impact of developing and using the suggested solution, and the efficiency of usage for all key stakeholders.
Finalists will present their case study on June 24 to a jury composed of Schneider Electric senior management at the company’s headquarters in France. The winning team will travel the world VIP-style with Schneider Electric, visiting facilities and networking with employees and senior management. The two laureates will also be offered a professional opportunity with Schneider Electric.