The Sustainable Development Generation contest is launched!

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The Sustainable Development Generation competition invites students to imagine concrete innovations that rethink our uses for a more sustainable environment. Do you have a project to rethink the use of consumer goods, manage our resources differently, save energy, reduce the carbon footprint ... in short to invent the world of tomorrow? Participate in the competition and propose your solutions, precise and concrete, to apply good ecological practices to everyone! 

Service to people, design, information technology, transport, urban planning and architecture, industry, new technologies, information and communication technologies... There are many disciplines in which to imagine solutions for a sustainable world. So, students from Bac to Bac+5 level, the Generation Sustainable Development competition invites you to propose concrete ideas to apply good ecological practices to everyone.

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How to participate?

You can present yourself individually or in a group and your team can be composed of up to 5 people, who may come from different backgrounds. Innovative character or feasibility will be the essential factors in the evaluation criteria.

The file, consisting of a maximum of 15 pages (excluding annexes), must imperatively be in A4 format in PDF and include the following elements:
- A title for the proposed project
- A visual representing the project (accepted formats: jpeg / pdf)
- A one-page summary answering the following questions: What is the objective of the project? What is the nature of its innovation? Its degree of success?
- The presentation of the project (starting point, objectives, implementation, operation, financing...)

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For this 11th edition, the winner will be rewarded with €3,500 and one year's support for his or her project from Bouygues Immobilier. The second and third prizes will receive €2,500 and €2,000 respectively. These three best projects will also be the subject of an article in the magazine La Recherche.

Deadline date to send files April 19, 2015

The magazine La Recherche, the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR), ADEME, Bouygues Immobilier and Caisse des Dépôts ("the partners") are organising the eleventh edition of the "Generation Sustainable Development" competition. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a convinced campaigner for sustainable development and renowned photographer, is the sponsor of this 2015 edition.

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