Organic Photovoltaic Greenhouse Innovation Wins Schneider Electric’s 2018 Go Green in the City Student Competition
- Team Latent Innovations from the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences in Algeria, created an organic Photovoltaic Greenhouse system to increase crop production and fight for hunger
- Schneider Electric’s experts & leaders will actively participate at COP24
In addition to the overall competition winner, Schneider Electric also announced that Thanh Nguyen Thi and Ha Doan Thi Thu from Duy Tan University in Vietnam received the “Women in Business Award” recognizing an all-female team among the 2018 participants.
Finding bold ideas to fight climate change
The Go Green in the City awards coincide with the upcoming COP24 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, that will take place in Katowice, Poland, at the beginning of December. “As COP24 approaches, we need to be ready to rethink our collective approach to climate change for the sake of our planet” said Olivier Blum, Schneider Electric’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “The high quality of submissions, particularly from the finalists, is proof that young people with vision will transform the way we live and do business for a sustainable future. Schneider Electric has a bold vision for solving the world’s energy paradox, and the winners have demonstrated how this vision can be put into action.”
24,000 students submitted innovations for the competition
Now in its eighth year, Go Green in the City has become a major event for business and engineering students around the world.
This year, more than 24,000 young innovators from 3,190 universities in 163 countries took part, including 58 percent women. Winners and runners-up received mentoring from Schneider Electric experts, gained networking opportunities, travel, and cash prizes.
Ten finalist teams, from the USA, China, Germany, Algeria, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Spain, Canada and Vietnam gathered in Atlanta, USA, in conjunction with the Schneider Electric North American Innovation Summit to present their ideas in front of a VIP panel of international Schneider Electric business leaders and technical experts. This Innovation Summit North America brings together 1,200+ of the brightest entrepreneurs, executives, and industry leaders from across North America on November 13-14, 2018, at Hilton Atlanta Downtown.
Zvirevo Chisadza and Tariro Cynthia Mutsindikwa will be offered the chance to start a career at Schneider Electric, and will be given the opportunity to visit and explore any two cities in the world of their choice where Schneider Electric is present with opportunities to network with energy industry professionals. For more information, please visit: www.gogreeninthecity.se.com,
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