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Finalists announced for global sustainability competition

Published: 20 September 2019 - Carly Wills

Schneider Electric has announced that Adrienne Roser and Rachel Ramage, MSc Sustainable Cities students from the University of Leeds, as UK finalists for Go Green in the City 2019, its annual global student contest to find bold ideas and innovative solutions for smarter, more energy-efficient and sustainable cities.

This year Go Green in the City had over 23,000 young innovators from 165 countries take part, including 57 per cent women. The UK finalists have earned the opportunity to present their ideas to some of the world-leading industry figures at Schneider Electric’s Global Innovation Summit 2019, a two-day event from 2-3 October in Barcelona, Spain.

Ahead of the presentation, they are meeting their Schneider Electric mentor, Barry Grier, regional director – north, at Schneider’s Leeds site to share thoughts, insights and ideas on the challenges and opportunities of powering the digital economy.

Mike Hughes, zone president UK and Ireland, Schneider Electric commented: “This generation is more socially and politically engaged than those that came before. They understand the massive challenge the UK and the world faces in creating a sustainable future. We’re delighted and very proud that we have finalists from the UK for such a prestigious and global competition with so many applicants. We hope that whoever wins, we’ll see their ideas and insights help to create a more energy-efficient future.”

Rachel Ramage, University of Leeds, also shared her excitement at becoming a finalist: “It’s been a great journey so far and I can’t wait to share my thoughts at the summit. It’s been amazing to see our ideas become larger and more defined as the process has continued. The competition is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from some of the leading figures in sustainability – I can’t wait.”

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