Schneider Electric announces finalists for its Go Green student competition

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Media Release by Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the finalists for Schneider Go Green, an annual competition that invites university students from around the globe to share their ideas for innovations that can help make the world cleaner, more inclusive, and more sustainable.

First launched in 2011 by Schneider Electric, and now run for the second year in partnership with the industrial software company AVEVA, the competition has grown rapidly over the past 12 years. In 2022 alone, more than 22,200 students from 200 countries registered for the event, and more than 3,700 submitted innovative ideas that fitted into the competition’s five categories: Access to Energy, Homes of the Future, Global Supply Chain of the Future, Grids of the Future, Decoding the Future.

Eight finalists – each representing one region of the world, and each composed of up to four team members – were selected. They are:

Pacific region: Team The Green Ambassadors, Australia. Students: Catherine Chan and Sin Hang Yung.

  • East Asia: Team SmartFOCS, Indonesia. Students: Yusiran Herviyandi Herizal and Sagaria Haq
  • North America: Team Sea-Rate, United States. Students: Ana Claus, Alexandra Berkova and Amanda Perez
  • South America: Green Thunder, Peru. Students: Angie Porras and Andres Diaz Zamora
  •  China: Team WBGYYDS, China. Students: YiLong Yao, QianJiao Ge, YiFang Zhang and HaoXi Zhang
  • Europe: AIdroponic, Italy. Students: Carlo Cortellini, Chiara Canciani and Francesco Peracchia
  • India: Eco-Brains, India. Students: Bhuvanjeet Singh Gandhi and Ishika Ahuja
  • Middle East and Africa: GreenOverMorrow, Morocco. Students: Abir Werzgan, Hajar Werzgan and Omrane Derhy.

The teams are being mentored by Schneider Electric and AVEVA executives and will present their ideas to a panel of judges, composed of senior Schneider and AVEVA executives, on June 21st. The overall winner will be announced on June 23rd.

The winning team will receive a cash prize of 10,000 euros, and all finalists will be invited to a job interview that may lead to a position at Schneider Electric or AVEVA.

“Innovative ideas can do so much to make the world a cleaner, fairer place. Schneider Go Green is all about helping passionate young people turn their own, often bold, ideas into practical and feasible projects,” said Charise Le, Schneider Electric’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “Congratulations to all the finalists, and a big thank you to everyone who has participated over the years: we hope your enthusiasm will inspire many more to join in the years ahead.”

For more details about the competition, including how to pre-register for the 2023 event, go to For a flavor of the competition from the perspective of last year’s winners, Team Light Pills from Spain, click here. Schneider Electric’s sustainability commitments, including those connected with fostering the next generation, can be found here, and more about sustainability at AVEVA can be found here.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.


AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability. By connecting the power of information and artificial intelligence with human insight, AVEVA enables teams to use their data to unlock new value. We call this Performance Intelligence.  AVEVA’s comprehensive portfolio enables more than 20,000 industrial enterprises to engineer smarter, operate better and drive sustainable efficiency. AVEVA supports customers through a trusted ecosystem that includes 5,500 partners and 5,700 certified developers around the world. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 6,500 employees and 90 offices in over 40 countries. Learn more at


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