National College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition Successfully Concludedpublished: 2016-11-25 11:21:14 hits:
National College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition 2016 (NCSEC) was successfully closed at UESTC on November 19th. The event was sponsored by the Communist Youth League Central Committee, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, China Association for Science and Technology, All-China Students’ Federation and Sichuan Provincial People’s Government, organized by UESTC, Communist Youth League in Sichuan, Chengdu People’s Government and Mianyang People’s Governmen, and co-organized by Chengdu High-tech Party Work Management Committee and Mianyang Science and Technology Management Committee.
Mr. Qin Yizhi, First Secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Youth League Central Committee, Mr.Yin Li, Deputy Party Secretary of Sichuan Province and Provincial Governor of Sichuan, Mr. Fu Zhenbang, Secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Youth League Central Committee, Mr. Wang Shengbo, Chairman of All-China Students’ Federation, Mr.Luo Qiang, Deputy Secretary of Chengdu Municipal Committee and Acting Mayor, Mr. Wang Zhiqiang, Secretary of UESTC Party Committee, Prof. Li Yanrong, UESTC President, heads from Aviation Industry Corporation of China and other representatives from the organizers and co-organizers as well as incubation parks, financial institutions, venture investment institutions, and judges, teachers and students, around 6000 in total, participated in the closing ceremony.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress, populous Sichuan, an economic and technological power, has been implementing innovation-driven development strategy to encourage mass entrepreneurship and innovation. Thus, a series of policies and measures have been adopted, stimulating four groups (university researchers, returned elites after studying abroad, college students and grassroots innovator) to step on this new battle field, young college students in particular. By doing so, innovation and entrepreneurship is flourishing in Sichuan with a group of new entrepreneurs and innovators, according to Mr. Yin Li. He also emphasized that Sichuan now develops at a higher speed in both urbanization and industrialization with great development opportunities, providing a broader space and stage for young talents, especially university students, to practice and succeed. These development opportunities for Sichuan include China’s implementation of a new round of western development, one belt and one road strategy, systematic innovation reform tests and the setup of inland free trade zones. Today’s Sichuan is in need of a large group of innovative and entrepreneurial young talents. Mr. Yin Li hoped young students to look at Sichuan, seek opportunities here and pursue dream, thus contributing to China’s growth. In return, Sichuan will build broader and better stage for them to practice and innovate.
Qin Yizhi made the following remarks at the closing ceremony. By integrating with the vision of innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development, this event gave birth to many “firsts”. Its success in innovation was highlighted by a wish video sent by astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chendong from the space. As China is now at a decisive stage to build a well-off society comprehensively, with deepened reform and opening up as well as booming mass entrepreneurship and innovation, college students need to create business and innovate by following the rhythm of our times and striving for our national dream. He quoted Wang Guowei’s words defining three stages of life to encourage college students. The words are as follows:Westerly winds withered trees up last night. Climbing up the stairs and being lonely on the loft, I overlooked the endless distance. The dress takes to loosen gradually and I am more and more emaciated,No regretful plying at all,I am rather for her only distressed as I did.A thousand times or more in quest of one, Who I have concluded, cannot be found; For, everywhere, no trace of her can be seen, When, all of a sudden, I turned about, That's her, where lanterns are few and far between. With these words, by integrating their life and entrepreneurial dreams into national rejuvenation, college students need to be both determined and direction-oriented. Besides, they need remain committed to entrepreneurship and innovation with hard work and unremitting spirit. On top of that, they need to be focused, hungry and enthusiastic and be good at learning from others and leading in order to achieve the “Double One-hundred Years” target.
Qin Yizhi required Communist Youth League at all levels to fully understand the spirit of the Sixth Plenary Session of the Eighteenth CPC Central Committee and to push forward its reform in accordance with the requirements of the central government. The Communist Youth League needs to strive to build four dimensional work patterns “ condensing youth, serving the overall interests, serving as a bridge and managing the League”. Besides, the League needs to closely follow college students’ real needs to provide an enabling environment for them by motivating the whole society, thus advancing their innovative and entrepreneurial course. The youth need to keep General Secretary Xi Jinping’s entrustment in mind by being man of dream, pursuit, responsibility, achievements quality and ethics, thus shining brighter and writing a more brilliant story for China Dream.
On behalf of Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Mr.Gao Jianshe addressed at the closing ceremony. CCSEC has been recognized as one of the most popular events for universities, gaining wide attention and public appreciation. Mr.Gao believes in its more shining future. Aviation Industry Corporation of China will remain committed to the national strategy of mass entrepreneurship and innovation by providing college students with more platforms, thus contributing to China’s construction of an innovation power.
Through preliminary contests at all levels from university up to the country, 399 projects from 220 universities were selected to compete in the final. Finally, 75 projects, assessed by the judging panel, claimed gold medals at the Tenth “Challenge Cup” National College Students Business Plan Competition after online evaluation and open defense, including UESTC - Sichuan Puli Technology Co., Ltd. Moreover, 38 projects won gold medalsat Business Challenge Competition, including Zhejiang University - Yunzao Technology Co., Ltd. What’s more, 21 projects won gold medals at Social Entrepreneurship Competition, including Beijing University of Technology - The Association of Ancient Road and Architecture Protection. 15 provincial Communist Youth League Committees and 72 universities scored the Outstanding Organization Award. To UESTC’s honor, our team topped the score winning the champion, followed by other 20 universities including Tsinghua University.
Three gold winners, Leaper Technology Co.,Ltd, Sichuan Kunchen Technology Co., Ltd and the Association of Ancient Road and Architecture Protection, gave performances at the ceremony, enabling audience to enjoy glamorous and brilliant innovation.
The statistics showed that 93 entrepreneur service and investment institutions exhibited at the competition. Nearly 200 symposiums were held for over 100 excellent projects. On top of that, 76 projects in total reached intent agreement, 27 of which landed entrepreneur service agencies and 49 reached intent agreement with venture investment agencies, with investment and financing valued at 603 million yuan. From the statistics, this competition really provided a platform for investment and financing institutions to dock excellent projects. Sichuan Puli Technology Co., Ltd signed an intent agreement with Lvran Science and Technology Group and topped all projects with its investment volume at 230 billion yuan. Besides, Sichuan College Students Venture Alliance was established at the event. 54 entrepreneur service and investment institutions set up a venture capital fund of 1.123 billion yuan to serve and support excellent projects.
At the closing ceremony, Robot Xiaozhi, a gold winner developed by Chuangpin Robot Co., Ltd., received rounds of applause on the stage thanks to her humorous language. Xiaozhi and the audience together counted down to initiate “College Students Special Zone”, a comprehensive financial service platform for youth innovation and entrepreneurship, sponsored by the Communist Youth League Central Committee and Securities Association of China and set up by the Provincial Committee of Communist Youth League, Chengdu High-tech Management Committee and UESTC. This zone is to provide a platform for college students to create, display and finance innovation and entrepreneurship projects, thus creating forever passionate and innovative youth.
NCSEC 2018 was handed over to Zhejiang University at the closing ceremony.
The ceremony was broadcast live on many platforms, including UESTC official website, UESTC TV and Sina Mircoblog.
Before the closing ceremony, Mr. Qin Yizhi, accompanied by Mr. Liu Guozhong, Mr. Wang Zhiqiang and President Li Yanrong, visited the exhibition site for both College Students Entrepreneurial Projects Open Day and National Key Pioneer Park Promotion.
Other diversified events, such as College Students Entrepreneurial Theory, Practice Seminar and Social Entrepreneurship Forum, College Students Incubation Demonstration Park Selection Launch and Entrepreneurship Challenge Television Contest were held concurrently and scored abundant fruits.
Translator: Wen Huan