Innovation Summit Bold Ideas Challenge (INDUSTRY)

Start-ups: Innovate in the Digitized Industry Sector!

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Are you ready for...

  • Machines and plants that are connected and optimized in real time?
  • A digitized & networked industry economy that enables better business results?
  • A world where digital continuity is resulting in more efficient CapEx and OpEx cycles?


If so, then this challenge is for you!

Schneider Electric is inviting start-ups from across the world to take on a new challenge – coming up with innovative solutions to tackle the following topic:


Imagine Intuitive Digitized Industries!


Finalist start-ups 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 winning team will be rewarded with €15,000 and will be invited to be part of the Schneider Electric Business Incubation Initiative!


So, #WhatsYourBoldIdea?


Are you ready for Intuitive Digitized Industries?

Industries and supply chains are becoming increasingly digitized and connected. Horizontal software has become part of the asset lifecyle and acts as the foundation of vertical IIoT services for the operations lifecycle. The complex ecosystem is simplified by business platforms that enable direct interactions between the various players.

Digital Lifecycle Management:
end-to- end software and IIoT services bring efficiency in CapEx and OpEx cycles


Ecosystem built on renewed partner network:
automation distributors, technology partners, system integrators, developers...


From increasing levels of connectivity to changes in how we design, commission, operate and optimize machines and plants, the way business used to be done is becoming out of date. With this in mind, Schneider Electric is challenging you to tackle one of the themes below, which have been identified as important topics for the years to come.


Choose the theme you want to tackle

Bear in mind that your project will need to focus on solutions that can be applied in hybrid segments (Water & Wastewater, Food & Beverage, Minerals, Metals & Mining, Pharmaceutical), and their associated machines (Packaging, Hoisting, Material working, Material handling, F&B machinery, Pumping, HVAC, etc.).


Asset Lifecycle

What could you win?

The first winning start-up will be invited to be part of the Schneider Electric Business Incubation Initiative and will be rewarded with a €15,000 cash prize!

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

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3th
  • 4th
  • 5th


The first team will be rewarded with €15,000



The second team will be rewarded with €5,000



The third team will be rewarded with €3,000



The fourth team will be rewarded with €2,000



The fifth team will be rewarded with €2,000

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.




More information 

April 6th, 2018

The 10 Teams in the running will present their project in front of a Jury composed of Schneider Electric's top management team and other prestigious jury members at the Schneider Electric Innovation Summit in Paris on April 6th.

Do you want to increase your chance of winning?

Please see below another challenge you might be interested in!


Innovation Summit Bold Ideas (POWER)

Only for Start-ups


Participate in the challenge!