In order to further stimulate university graduates' enthusiasm for innovation and entrepreneurship, to promote the international integration of innovation and entrepreneurship education as well as to exchange and share of resources related to innovation and entrepreneurship (such as projects, investment, and market), and build a cooperation platform for university graduates to solve global challenges and further open up China's education, the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China holds the China “Internet+” University Graduates Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award annually. Having been held successfully for four times since 2015, this Award has gradually grown into the largest innovation and entrepreneurship award for university graduates in the world. The Award has set up aninternational track. The official notice for this Award has not been released, the School of International Education is about to do an intention survey. Relevant information about inter-university’s competition is presented as follows:
1.Qualifications for Contestants
Student members of participating projects must be currently registered international graduates above 18 years of age, or international alumni who graduated from CSU within 5 years. Every group is composed of at least 2 members, and international students who are innovative and good at expressing their ideas are encouraged to team up with Chinese students from different majors and schools.
2.Requirements for the Entries
a. All entries for the Award must be authentic, positive and legal, with no harmful information. They shall not violate intellectual property rights; all the inventions, patents, resources, etc. involved shall have indubitable legal intellectual property rights or property rights; those who commit plagiarism, misappropriation, provision of false materials, or violation against relevant laws and regulations shall be disqualified upon discovery and shall bear legal responsibilities themselves.
b.For entries involving others’ intellectual property rights, a complete legally-binding owner's letter of authorization and patent certificate should be submitted at the time of registration. For projects that have been registered in the Administration for Industry and Commerce, it is necessary to submit to the Organizing Committee such documents as the profile of the company, the information of the legal representative (or chairman of the board of directors), the shareholding structure, and copies of other relevant certificates. Contestants can also provide other relevant credentials for their project, including current financial details, investment obtained, employment provided and environmental friendliness. For those projects that have received investment (or income) of over 10 million yuan (or more than 1.5 million US dollars), it is recommended to provide relevant supporting materials.
c.Projects that have already been awarded gold or silver medals in any track of the previous National Final of China“Internet+”University Graduates Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards cannot sign up for this year’s Business Enterprise Group or Social Enterprise Group, but can sign up for the Company sponsored Group.
d.All entry materials and on-site presentations must be in English. A project description PPT is compulsory, while a PDF/Word version of the business plan or a 1-minute video can be submitted as supplementary materials.
3. Participating Groups
a.Business Enterprise Group. The entrants must have original ideas, technologies, products or business models etc. with clear business plans. Entrepreneurial projects, whether having registered companies or not, can participate in the award. For registered companies, the shareholding of the legal representative (or chairman of the board of directors) of the participating enterprise shall be no less than 10%, and the total shareholding of the signed-up team members shall be no less than 1/3. The legal representative of the enterprise (or chairman of the board of directors) shall not change after the date of announcement by the award.
b.Social Enterprise Group. The participating projects are supposed to address social challenges by commercial means, form a positive, virtuous and sustainable operation mode, serve for the rural revitalization, community development, help disadvantaged groups or focus on sustainable development as their purpose and goal. The projects shall have mechanisms to ensure the stability of social goals, with clear and measurable social influence and market outcomes.
Social enterprise projects both unregistered and registered companies can all enter the Award. For registered companies, the shareholding of the legal representative (or chairman of the board of directors) of the participating enterprise shall be no less than 10%, and the total shareholding of the signed-up team members shall be no less than 1/3. The legal representative of the enterprise (or chairman of the board of directors) shall not change after the date of announcement by the award.
c.Company Sponsorship Group. Companies, government agencies, Non-government organizations, social enterprises are all encouraged set up award topics based on their organization challenges. Individuals, teams, and enterprises that meet relevant requirements could bid the award, including projects or companies that have won gold or silver award in the International Track of the previous Awards, and could register other tracks of this Award at the same time.
International students who are interested in this inter-university competition please fill the intention questionnaire (see the attachment) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org,
Contact person: Ms. Yu, 88836410.
International students who win prizes in this inter-university competition and are qualified to take part in the national Award will get financial rewards.
P.S. This intention questionnaire is only used for collecting information about this competition from international students, further details should be consulted in the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as relevant schools.
Attachment: Intention Questionnaire for the International Track of the 6th China "Internet+" University Graduates Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award (Inter-University Competition)
School of International Education
May 26, 2020.