Go Green

Innovate in student recruitment through responsible and federative challenges

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Schneider Electric is a major player in the field of energy management and industrial automation. As such, the group is constantly in need of bold ideas that can reshape a smarter, more sustainable future for both sides: industry and business

In 2019, Schneider Electric is launching the ninth edition of the “Go Green” challenge, powered by Agorize, to identify and engage student talent from around the world ready to push the boundaries of digital transformation in energy management. 

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The objective

Attract talent from around the world who want to put their ideas and innovative spirit to work!

Challenge Process


Jan 2 - May 25, 2019


May 27 - June 14, 2019


June 19 - August 23, 2019


August 29 - Sept. 28, 2019


October 1 - 5, 2019

Organization of the challenge

4 major themes

Four actual challenges faced by the group were proposed to the students:
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Sustainability & access to energy

Digitalize the company and provide access to energy and sustainable

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Buildings of the future

Can buildings be smarter, more sustainable and integrate new technologies?

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Plants of the future

Apply IoT, AI, machine learning and other technologies to the industries of today and tomorrow

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Grids of the future

Imagine the future of energy management and distribution


23 000+

Students applied, 40% of whom were women.

+ 108

countries were represented.


Teams were selected in the finals and coached by experts.


Innovative ideas have been submitted.
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With this challenge, Schneider Electric maintains its position as a leader in the digital transformation of the energy management and automation industries. The company is reaching out to students around the world.
Isabelle Kahakura
Schneider Go Green Global Lead
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Zoom on the winners

Rachel Ramage

Global finalist 2019
Now Schneider trainee in UK

Zvirevo Chisadza

2018 Global winner
Now Schneider employee in Cameroon

Choose an innovative recruitment method

Learn how you can engage with the best students around the world

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