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InnoEnergy and Schneider Electric sign partnership for talent development in the energy sector

In a groundbreaking move to drive innovation and sustainability in the energy sector, InnoEnergy and Schneider Electric proudly unveil their strategic partnership in education. This marks a significant milestone in their longstanding association, originating in 2010 when Schneider Electric joined as an associate partner, evolving into a shareholder in 2015.

Diverse Engagement for Sustainable Learning

The partnership is designed for comprehensive involvement, including Schneider Electric’s exclusive participation in the Master’s in Smart Electrical Networks & Systems and Master’s in Energy for Smart Cities programmes. This collaboration allows Schneider Electric to guide students through real-world case studies.


As an official partner, Schneider Electric will also gain exclusive access to a pool of skilled graduates from prestigious universities linked with InnoEnergy’s programmes. This strategic gateway allows Schneider Electric to recruit top-tier talent, finely trained to meet the dynamic needs of the industry.

Beyond the Conventional: Influencing Tomorrow’s Engineers

This collaboration surpasses typical sponsorship models, positioning Schneider Electric as a pivotal influencer and enabler in shaping the educational and professional trajectories of future electrical engineers. According to Gwenaelle Avice Huet – Executive Vice President of Europe Operations, Schneider Electric “It can be challenging finding the right people to join companies. That is why it has been many years since we have a collaboration with InnoEnergy. Now students can work on key topics like electrical networks, the grid and energy within smart cities”


This partnership extends to workshops, and seminars, enabling Schneider Electric to stay at the forefront of emerging trends and technologies. This active engagement reinforces Schneider Electric’s position as an industry trailblazer, contributing significantly to the advancement of knowledge and innovation.


Shaping the Future: Leaders and Innovators

This industrial agreement is central to InnoEnergy’s approach to investing in top talent. InnoEnergy plays a crucial role in selecting, developing, and managing talent for the needs of the industry, including its portfolio companies and shareholders.  According to Prof. dr. Frank Gielen, “Our focus is to connect talent with companies in our ecosystem. InnoEnergy delivers much more than students. We deliver top talent!”


This collaboration aligns seamlessly with InnoEnergy’s philosophy of fostering innovation by providing a platform for talented individuals to thrive, ensuring a sustainable talent pipeline for the energy sector’s future needs. The signing ceremony took place during InnoEnergy’s annual Career Impact Challenges, a three-day event where students work on real-life cases with companies like Schneider Electric and more.