On June 9, the "University Startup World Cup 2021 Launch Ceremony & International University & Entrepreneurship Collaboration Seminar" jointly organized by University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Alliance of Danish Universities, Innovation Centre Denmark and Nordic Innovation Centre was held in the Sino-Danish centre for education and research of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Representatives of governments, universities and enterprises from more than 10 countries, as well as entrepreneurs, investors, professors and students from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University, participated in the event online and offline. University Startup World Cup is a top international entrepreneurship and innovation competition, which initiated by Alliance of Danish Universities, jointly participated by world-famous universities. It is a grand event of entrepreneurship and innovation jointly participated by nearly one million young people.
MA Lei, the Denmark ambassador in China
CHANG Qide, UN coordinator in China
WANG Yanfen, executive vice president of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
CHEN Rui, deputy director of National Communication Center for Science and Techonology of China Association for Science and Technology
JIAO Baojun, deputy director of Huairou District
ZHAO Hong, dean of Sino-Danish college
This activity is held by the combination of online and offline, via videolink. WANG Yanfen, executive vice president of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, encouraged people to exchange views and learn from each other, so as to truly build a strong innovative and international cooperation platform and realize multilateral cooperation better. The representative of Denmark mentioned in his speech that innovation and entrepreneurship are of great significance to any country. They can not only help us solve social problems, but also make our community more dynamic and inclusive. Through University Startup World Cup, we can help young students around the world to realize innovation and entrepreneurship better, and have a healthier and better future. CHANG Qide, coordinator of the United Nations in China, shared the international cooperation cases of scientific and technological innovation to reduce maternal and infant mortality that he had promoted in Kenya, and said that he saw the future direction through today's cooperation. CHEN Rui, deputy director of National Communication Center for Science and Techonology of China Association for Science and Technology, JIAO Baojun, deputy director of Huairou District, three presidents from Reykjavik University of Iceland, University of Belgrade of Serbia and National University of Science and Technology of Zimbabwe, and previous winners in USWC, shared with the guests one by one.
Two high-quality round-table forums were held at the International University & Entrepreneurship Collaboration Seminar. Focusing on the theme of scientific and technological innovation and entrepreneurship and internationalization of universities, five guests from Norway, Iceland, Denmark and China were gathered, including government representatives, leaders of innovation and entrepreneurship of universities, enterprise executives and academic institutions. At the same time, they made suggestions for universities to jointly build an international innovation and entrepreneurship cooperation ecology from a multi-dimensional and deep level. Another forum is about how universities innovate and start businesses from the perspective of investors. Investors from China, Denmark and Pakistan and The Research Institute of the Belt and Road of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences jointly discussed how to help innovation and entrepreneurship and transformation of scientific and technological achievements through investment in universities, and provide investment and development proposals for the whole life cycle of the University's scientific and technological innovation.
The University Startup World Cup 2021 will strive to cover 100 countries and regions around the world, and finally select 100 entrepreneurial projects to advance to the global finals. At the same time, 10 online and offline competitions around different countries, industries and universities will be held to promote bilateral and multilateral cooperation in international science and technology innovation while selecting high-quality projects, so as to show China's science and technology communication and influence overseas. The global finals of the University Startup World Cup 2021 will be held in China in early November.
Translator: XIE Yixin
Editor: GAO Yuan