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2023 Beihang Global Science and Innovation Competition Kicks Off
Release time:October 25, 2023 / Lu Meili

On October 21, the 2023 Beihang Global Science and Innovation Competition (BSIC Global) was launched in Beijing. Yu Jun, Deputy Director and Secretary-General of the Beijing Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee, Yang Jiayan, Director of the Housing Fund Supervision Department of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Kan Baokui, Deputy Minister of the Youth Development Department of the Communist Youth League Central Committee, Lin Jianhua, Deputy District Governor and Standing Committee Member of the Haidian District Committee, Du Xinfeng, Assistant Secretary-General of the Innovation China Youth 100 Program of the China Association for Science and Technology, Wang Yunpeng, President of Beihang University, Liu Daxiang and Wang Huaming, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Cheng Bo, Deputy Party Secretary of Beihang University, Xia Wei, alumni representative and Chairman of Beihang Investment Co., Ltd., heads from schools and relevant departments, representatives of young teachers and student science and technology innovation teams, and responsible persons of the competition's cooperative organizations attended the opening ceremony.

In his speech, Wang Yunpeng pointed out that the university has always insisted on transforming the advantages of scientific research into advantages of talent cultivation and has created a four-level student science and innovation system, namely, "basic education – intramural competition - domestic platform - international stage," which systematically cultivates outstanding innovative talents. BSIC Global is an important initiative for the university to further optimize the structure of the student science and innovation system and create an innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is also an important measure to promote the convergence of student’s innovation with various resources and integrate the innovation capabilities of top universities worldwide. The current competition has set up a new track for students, highlighting the important position of students in scientific and technological innovation in the university, further assisting young students to establish an innovative spirit, develop innovative abilities, and conduct innovative projects.

Lin Jianhua fully affirmed the significance of Beihang's technological innovation capabilities for the construction of an innovative ecological development in Haidian District. In the future, Haidian District will continuously optimize relevant support measures, make full use of excellent innovation resources represented by Beihang University, strengthen deep cooperative linkage, promote the transformation and implementation of more scientific and technological innovation achievements, and boost the innovation-driven development path in Haidian. On behalf of the alumni, Xia Wei expressed strong support and high expectations for the university's teachers and students in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

At the ceremony, Kan Baokui and Cheng Bo presented awards to the "High-level Student Science and Technology Innovation Teams for 2023-2025" of the university. Yu Jun, Wang Yunpeng, Liu Daxiang, Wang Huaming, Yang Jiayan, Kan Baokui, Lin Jianhua, and Xia Wei jointly launched the competition.

This year's BSIC Global has set up three tracks: Seed Track, Startup Track, and Growth Track, focusing on future aerospace technology, medical engineering intersection, new energy, advanced manufacturing, and other fields. It has established sub-competition sites in 10 cities at home, including Beijing, Shenzhen, and Ningbo, as well as some overseas sites in Germany and France.

Written by: Zhang Zhihao

Photos by: Di Bailu

Reviewed by: Liu Yang

Edited by: Jia Aiping

Translated by: Lu Meili

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