中国驻英国大使馆科技处蒋苏南公使衔参赞、科技日报驻英记者站首席记者田学科及北京协和医学院基础医学研究所所长王恒教授、伦敦大学学院刘朝宗教授、伦敦大学学院牛顿高级访问教授张学同及伦敦大学学院巴特莱特建造与项目管理学院叶臻教授等嘉宾应邀出席了大赛。英国帝国理工大学王礼良教授、英国普利茅斯大学罗寿青教授、英国深圳-爱丁堡国际创意产业孵化中心主任马江涛博士、英国Data Health Intelligent公司CEO Frances Xu博士及丰川资本合伙人/CEO相端先生受聘为赛区评委。本次海外赛区吸引了来自英国各地的60多位旅英华人学者和媒体代表参会。
On September 7, 2019, sponsored by Zhuhai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau and undertaken by London PhD Network (LPN), the overseas Competition area of the 2019 Guangdong Mass Innovation Cup Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition and the first LPN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition were successfully held in UCL-IOE.
Mr. Jiang Sunan, Minister of Science and Technology, Chinese Embassy in The UK, Mr. Tian Xueke, chief correspondent of Science and Technology Dailyin UK, Professor Wang Heng, Director of Institute of Basic Medicine, Peking Union Medical College, Professor Chaozong Liu from University College London, Professor Xuetong Zhang, Newton Senior Visiting Professor of University College London, Professor Zhen Ye, Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London and other guests were invited to attend the competition. Professor Wang Liliang from Imperial College London, Professor Luo Shouqing from University of Plymouth, Dr. Ma Jiangtao, Director of Shenzhen-Edinburgh International Creative Industry Incubation Center, and Dr. Frances Xu, CEO of Data Health Intelligent and Mr. Xiangduan, partner /CEO of Fengchuan Capital, were appointed as judges of the competition. The overseas competition attracted more than 60 Chinese scholars and media representatives from all over the UK.
The competition was hosted by Dr Chen Huanfa and Dr Tong Huan from UCL. Mr. Jiang Sunan made a speech as the guest representative, in which he introduced China’s current scientific and technological development and current policy orientation, and fully explained that China and the UK can better complement each other’s advantages in scientific and technological cooperation to achieve a win-win situation. In his speech, he hoped that the vast number of scholars in the UK would seize the opportunity of china-UK relations entering the “Golden Era” and the great opportunity of the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, actively participate in the boom of “entrepreneurship and innovation” in the Bay Area and contribute to the development of Zhuhai city and Guangdong Province. At the same time, he hopes to take advantage of the platform of LPN to further strengthen the talent exchange between the UK, Guangdong Province and Zhuhai city, and promote scientific and technological cooperation between the two sides.
A total of 45 projects registered for this overseas competition. After preliminary screening, a total of 16 project teams entered the one-day project roadshow, which covers a number of scientific fields including biotechnology, new materials, artificial intelligence and medical diagnosis and medical treatment. The competition was divided into three sessions in different periods. Five professional judges gave on-site evaluation and guidance, and provided suggestions on the implementation, return and benefits of the participating projects.
After one-day’s intense roadshow, a total of 10 outstanding projects were finally qualified for the semi-finals. Among them, the project “Total shoulder joint replacement system” led by Dr. Wang Dong’s team from Imperial College London won the first prize. The second prize was awarded to the project of “Excellent Magnetic Imaging: Deeply optimized Magnetic Resonance Imaging based on machine learning” and “Transformation of rapid transgenic mouse preparation Technology” by Dr. Pingfan Song and Dr. Yajun Wang, seperately. The third prize was awarded to three projects, including “Linking British Culture: Connecting Chinese and British Culture and becoming a bridge for Precision Education” by Dr. Han Gaosi’s team, “Drone Expelling Birds” by Huang Mingyang’s team and “Finger Motor Function Rehabilitation Monitoring” by Dr. Wang Lefan’s team.
During the competition, the youth team fully demonstrated their excellent innovation and entrepreneurship projects, and had in-depth exchanges and discussions with the judges, guests and audience. The competition has also explored a number of technologies with market potential, and provided an optional platform for the landing and development of relevant projects. LPN will summarize the successful experience of this competition and continue to play a positive role in introducing more excellent innovation and entrepreneurship projects to China.
“Crowd-innovation Cup” is an entrepreneurship and innovation competition, led by the Provincial Department of Human Resources and Social Security and co-organized by 14 organizations including the Provincial Development and Reform Commission, in order to promote the in-depth development of “entrepreneurship and innovation” in Guangdong. Seven individual competitions tailored for different entrepreneurial groups, including science and technology Returnee Pilot Competition, Doctoral Postdoctoral Innovation Competition, College Students Sailing Competition, Skills and Craftsman Competition, Disabled People’s Public welfare Competition, Mass entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation Competition, and Rural E-commerce Competition. The participants are not limited by household registration or region while open to people from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas as well.
伦敦博士联盟（London PhD Network，简称LPN）成立于2015年9月，是以伦敦为轴心的各知名高校和研究机构的博士生，博士后，导师和教授组成的青年高科技学术团体，一直受到中国驻英使馆科技处的大力支持和关怀。伦敦博士联盟以促进跨学科交流和青年学者的职业发展为宗旨，精心组织一系列学术交流研讨会，定期邀请学者和专家进行讲座，内容涵盖生物医学，医疗健康、人工智能、能源交通、大数据、机器人技术等多个国家重点投资发展领域，获得广泛好评，至今已有超过800名活跃会员。同时伦敦博士联盟也为热衷产业化和商业化的精英人士提供咨询平台，积极推动伦敦地区青年学者的科研交流和合作。