Mariana Jiménez

Innovation Summit Bold Ideas Challenge (POWER)

Blog Post created by Mariana Jiménez Partner on 26-Jan-2018

Hello people! 

Someone forwarded this nice contest to me organized by Schneider Electric. I can't participate as I am not a student anymore but I thought it could be interesting for some of our community members. 

Please be aware that I do not work or I related in any way to this company. So if you need more information you should refer to the contest website

Innovation Summit Bold Ideas Challenge (POWER)

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Are you ready for...

  • Buildings and data centers that are connected and self-managed in real time?
  • Rapid growth in electricity demand?
  • A digitized economy that increases operational efficiency for better business results?
  • A world of renewable, decentralized energy, where the prosumer is king?

If so, then this challenge is for you!

Schneider Electric is inviting students from across the world to take on a new challenge – coming up with sustainable and eco-friendly solutions to tackle the following topic:

 Imagine greener solutions to power the new digital economy!

 Finalists will have the amazing opportunity to pitch their project in front of Schneider Electric’s top management and executives at the Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Paris in early April, and maybe even see their solutions developed in the near future!

Also, the first winning team will be invited to be part of the Schneider Electric HR Go Green In the City Initiative and will be rewarded with €1,000 cash prize!

So, #WhatsYourBoldIdea?

Choose the theme you want to tackle

Bear in mind that projects will need to focus on large buildings, such as commercial offices, schools, and hospitals. 

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Power Distribution
  • Microgrids
  • Effective Equipment

Your Mission

Your task is to design your project based on data from large buildings and informationa that you find online (or elsewhere-be as creative as you like!). We recommend you focus your reading and documentation on capturing, analyzing, and correlating data from the electrical and HVAC equipment in these large buildings. This will give you the necessary insights into how these buildings operate under different conditions and what actions can be take to improve them. 

See below for some questions that could answer to get started with your project:

  • Does your solution already exists?
  • If it does: How can it be enhanced by using Schneider Electric electricity's data set?
  • How does the business fit into the ecosystem?
  • It is technically feasible?


Don't hesitate to think outside the box! If put together properly, brand new and original business will be highly appreciated. End-to-end solutions as innovative components of the value chain will be also welcomed. 


Just keep in mind that your solution will need to be data-driven and based on technologies such as inteliggent sensors & controllers, big-data platforms & analytics, smart (sub) metering and so on. 

What could you win?

And for all the winning teams, in addition to present their project at the Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Paris in early April 2018, each winning team will be rewarded with cash prizes!


About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider Electric is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider Electric a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.


You still have 45 days to participate! Good luck