Beihang students won 5 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze medals in the national finals of the 7th China International College Students’ “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition held at Nanchang University on October 15, hitting a record high in terms of entries in shortlist, gold awards, and the total number of prizes. Beihang University also won the Advanced Collective Award for the first time. The project of ZFTX Aeroengine Technology and Industry Company "A Story About Wing Loong and His Aeroengine", won the runner-up among 2.28 million entries nationwide.
The China International College Students "Internet+" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition is currently the most influential event in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation for college students. The 7th competition is co-sponsored by 12 central ministries and commissions (including the Ministry of Education, the United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee, etc.) and the People's Government of Jiangxi Province, and co-organized by Nanchang University and Nanchang Municipal People’s Government. Lasting for 6 months, the competition attracted more than 2.28 million entries and 9.56 million participants from 4,347 universities and colleges in 121 countries and regions.
Founded in 2016, ZFTX (Beijing) Aeroengine Technology and Industry Company is a private aeroengine company born in the context of the launch of two-machine (aeroengines and gas turbines) special projects. Liu Chen, the founder of the company, is an undergraduate of the class of 2011 of the Law School and a Ph.D student of the School of Energy and Power Engineering at Beihang University. Committed to being a world-class manufacture of light aircraft power and ready-made aviation equipment, the company carries out the development of aeroengines and floor combustion gas turbines and provides related technical services with the strong support of Beihang University, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, LTD. (AVIC), Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), and China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC). It also involves scientific research and production in the field of operation and maintenance, decision-making, mission, and ground support systems of large unmanned aircraft and related technical services.
On the afternoon of October 15th, SUN Chunlan, Vice Premier of the State Council, listened to the presentation by the “Tiansuo Power” (“Beihang-4”) team of Beihang University and highly affirmed the achievement.
Many entries from different schools and colleges of Beihang University have also won various prizes in the competition. These winning projects range from rocket power to AR technique, from precision instrument to unmanned aircraft, and from new energy vehicle to robot, representing the wisdom and innovation of participants.
Beihang University has attached great importance to the competition. Against the backdrop of epidemic prevention and control, the university has overcome all the obstacles and achieved the best results ever after one year of preparation, which includes cultivating talents in entrepreneurship and innovation, discovering innovative projects, and ameliorating their qualities. This has well shown the university’s new pattern for talent training which aims to fulfill the need of the country and society as well as promote education reform and the development of talent cultivation.
Reported by Liu Yang
Photographed by Tang Zewen and Wang Yukang
Reviewed by Zhuang Yan
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Li Yifan