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Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education and Research

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Platform is committed to create a rich entrepreneurial atmosphere on-campus and off-campus. The Education Platform offers a series of open courses at Peking University that teaches students the foundation of entrepreneurship. The course began in September 2012. It is the first university-level open course available in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Platform also offers a Hands-on Entrepreneurship Program for the students. It consists of a series of one-to-one tutorials with mentors and guest lecturers from established businesses in China. The program will provide a nurturing and supportive environment for start-up companies. Angel funds will involve in the program. 
A popular on-campus hot hub for student entrepreneurs is called the “PKU Student Entrepreneur Café”. The café is a project started by students from the Hands-on Entrepreneurship Program and is continuously being improved. It is a creative space where students can come together to engage in brainstorm sessions for their start-ups. The café stimulates students’ creativity and fosters a healthy and non-judgmental entrepreneurial environment. 
In addition, the platform has founded the "Peking University Entrepreneur Forum" and the "Peking University Entrepreneurial Training Camp" to further connect successful entrepreneurs with PKU students in developing students’ hands-on business skills and passion for start-ups. The training camp is jointly organized by the PKU Alumni Affairs Office and the Peking University Entrepreneur Club, both of which are very supportive and resourceful partners.

Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Research

In the fall of 2013, the platform established the China Innovation Index Research Center of the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Peking University. The center is dedicated to providing scientific, objective and accurate evaluation of innovation ability and innovation efficiency in this region. General Director Francis Gurry from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has been invited to act as the Honorary Chairman of the center, while Professor Dongmin Chen from the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Peking University has been invited to act as the Director, and Professor Zhiyong Dong as the Chief Economist.
The platform regularly organizes a series of academic forums, conferences, and workshops on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Such events include:
“Science, Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship Sustained Economic Growth" seminar by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Professor John Byrne
      International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Collaborative Technology Transfer Seminar
      The first Zhongguancun International Intellectual Property Forum. 
In addition to the above are a series of technology innovation related seminars, all of which have attracted lots of attention from the academic fields, the government, related industries and the investment community.