China’s international ‘Internet +’ competition boosts student enthusiasm for innovation and entrepreneurship

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NANCHANG, China, Oct 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The ongoing 7th China International Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition “Internet +” largely boosted student enthusiasm for creativity and provided a platform -formal educational exchange on innovation and entrepreneurship, according to the organizer of the competition, the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The competition final opened on October 13 at Nanchang University in east China’s Jiangxi Province, and attracted the participation of over 9.56 million students from 4,347 colleges and universities. universities from 121 countries and regions, with 2.28 million projects involved.

International competition for innovation and entrepreneurship of “Internet +” university students from China is a masters competition that has been held every year for seven consecutive years since its inauguration in 2015.

A total of 6.03 million team projects and 25.33 million students have participated in the competitions in recent years, a manifestation of the growing student enthusiasm for innovation and entrepreneurship.

This year, the competition put more emphasis on educating talent and creativity. A new “Undergraduate Creativity Group”, a separate promotion channel, has been set up to ensure in-depth participation of college students so that more “Future Stars” of innovation and entrepreneurship can stand out.

The contest organizer also added a new rule this year, setting an age limit at 35, to provide more opportunities for young students. At the same time, the “Entrepreneurship Innovation and Achievement Fair” was held to highlight the achievements of Chinese colleges and universities in the implementation of core tasks, including the formation of a new force for entrepreneurship and mass innovation.

As one of the most creative groups, students have also shown their emotional strength in innovation and entrepreneurship. The competition explored views on talent cultivation, views on quality, views on talent selection and views on education, which transformed the training paradigm. university talents from the “employ” mode to the “innovation and entrepreneurship” mode.

In addition to the basic courses of higher education, vocational education and patriotic education, the organizing committee of the competition this year added an industrial branch to stimulate the enthusiasm of middle school and college students for the innovation, broaden their creative thinking, implement broader innovative activities and promote the transformation and application of scientific research results throughout the education system. The newly added industrial track has also facilitated and strengthened the collaborations of industries, universities, research institutes and investment communities.

Since its launch in 2015, around 1.39 million students from over 1,000 colleges and universities have participated in the “National Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Plan”, and a total of 340,000 projects received funding of 5.8 billion RMB yuan (about 892 million US dollars). The “National training plan for innovation and entrepreneurship for college students” has become a basic training project for all college students, which has enabled talent to emerge in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Over the past seven years, China’s reform of innovation and entrepreneurship education has achieved great achievements, with the opening of more than 30,000 courses related to innovation and entrepreneurship, the creation of a team of more than 35,000 full-time college and university professors and 200 national model colleges and universities. built.

Many innovation and entrepreneurship projects have emerged. Here are some examples of the results of the reform.

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics “Aero-shuttle Power” team successfully launched its “Beihang No.4” solid-liquid propelled high-speed high-speed aircraft.

Northeastern University’s Pipeline Scout project has developed the world’s first new holographic internal deep-water pipeline detection robot to protect marine pipeline transportation.

The “YiMaiXiangChuan” (“Same Strain”) team of Chongqing University has pioneered the technology of shared channels of synchronous wireless energy and information transmission, and has developed series products. “Oil Pulse”, which have significantly improved the speed and safety of oil drilling.

Zhejiang University’s “WenWu Ark” (“Pen and Sword Ark”) team has developed a series of cultural relic scanning equipment and software, produces 3D printing mobile caves, and is committed to save and protect the existing Chinese cultural heritage.

Peking University of Technology’s “XingWangCeTong” (Star Web Test Through) team spent 12 years and invented a series of measuring instruments to detect bugs of existing satellite Internet products, such as inaccuracy and the inability to measure.

These projects have reflected the entrepreneurial characteristics of college students when it comes to scientific and technological innovation, which will help trigger a large number of new industries, new models and formats, according to the organizer of the competition.

Wu Yan, director of the higher education department of the Ministry of Education, said that teaching Chinese innovation and entrepreneurship has trained quality students who dare to break through and are able to create, a provided a new platform for students, as well as offered Chinese experience and solutions for innovation and entrepreneurship education around the world.

The first international track was created during the 3rd Competition in 2017, with only 17 teams from 9 participating countries. In 2021, despite the COVID-19 situation, 5,531 projects and 15,611 participants from 1,263 schools from five continents registered for the Competition.

The “Asphalt Coating Technology” project, submitted by the students of the University of Dublin, has become a leader in the intelligent cooling coating of asphalt pavements.

The “Ecological Fishing” project, launched by students at the University of Waterloo, has developed a mobile oxygen-enriched water purification machine with solar aeration.

Students at the University of Kentucky developed a medical image AI-assisted diagnostic system.

Students from the top 100 universities in the world, including Harvard University, MIT, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge, entered the competition.

Through the combined forms of online and offline, participating teams at home and abroad achieved interpersonal and cultural exchanges and competitions, and built the most important communication platform for global innovation. and entrepreneurship training.

A series of forums, including “The Belt and Road Initiative”, University Presidents’ Forum on innovation and entrepreneurship training during the 3rd Competition; the “Maritime Silk Road of the 21st Century”, Forum of University Presidents at the 4th Competition; and the Global Digital Education Cloud Summit during the 7th Competition, took place to strengthen international exchanges on education for innovation and entrepreneurship. Invite representatives of universities from various countries to exchange views on innovation and reform of entrepreneurship education and discuss cooperation and development of higher education.

In the past seven years, the “China ‘Internet +’ International Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition” has attracted tens of millions of students from more than 120 countries and regions, has built a platform communication and community for young people around the world with a common future. for Humanity.

The China International College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition “Internet +” has become the world’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship competition for students. Many high-quality projects stood out during the competition, gained visibility on the market and increased investment. The new force of innovation and entrepreneurship of the young generation has continued to develop.

“Innovation and entrepreneurship are essential for China’s future international competitiveness and sustainable development,” said Wu Yan, noting that the competition has become an important platform to promote the teaching of innovation and entrepreneurship in colleges and universities, a major showcase to display the achievements of higher education reform in the new era, and a global event for students from all over the world to realize their dreams of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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The final of the 7th China International College Students’ “Internet +” Innovation and Entrepreneurs

Source: Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

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