Ashoka/Schneider Electric Foundation Youth Innovation For a Sustainable Future Program 2024

Deadline: 19th of May, 2024

In honor of the Schneider Electric Foundation’s 25th anniversary, Ashoka and the Schneider Electric Foundation are pleased to announce a new call for projects in 2024, which will be overseen by Fondation de France. The goal of this call is to empower young people to lead the Just Transition and sustainable future on all five continents. The goal of this program’s call for projects, “Youth Innovation for Sustainable Tomorrow,” is to find and then fund social innovations that advance the Just Transition.


  • In each continent, the best project will receive the 1st prize of 30k euros, the second one 20k euros, the third and the fourth 10k euros each and the last spot will see an amount of 5k euros.
  • On top of the jury selection, each project will have an opportunity to compete for an “Audience Prize” – a favorite idea of Schneider employees of that particular office, which would also be rewarded with 2k euros prize. Finally, out of all selected 25 projects, one will receive a special prize of “Youth Innovation Champion” of 50k euros in total at the occasion of the COP29 in November 2024.
  • The selected projects will also benefit from an increased visibility across social media channels of both SEF and Ashoka countries.


  • This call for projects is open to Europe/Middle East/Africa geographical zone.
  • The applicant needs to reflect at least 3 out of 5 following priorities of the CFP:
  • Just transition
  • Awareness and inclusion
  • Professional training in energy management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender


  • Call for projects: Monday, April 22, 2024
  • Closing and selection: Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • Announcement of selected projects: Sunday, June 23, 2024

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