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NYU Press Release
Business and Education Leaders from China and the U.S. to Inaugurate China-U.S. Youth Innovation Center Today, Sept. 25, at NYU
Leading figures from U.S. and Chinese universities, business representatives, and future leaders will celebrate the “maker culture” and inaugurate a new initiative—the China-U.S. Youth Innovation Center—today, Sept. 25, 2-3 p.m., at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life.
Speakers will include: Madame Liu Yandong, vice premier of the People’s Republic of China; Peking University President Lin Jianhua; NYU President Andrew Hamilton; Peter Cleveland, vice president, law and policy, the Intel Corporation, and Yu Xin, co-founder of OFO.
The event is part of the 2017 China-U.S. Young Maker Summit, which is co-sponsored by NYU, Peking University, and the Chinese Ministry of Education.
The Summit focuses on expanding and deepening innovation cooperation between China and the U.S., and to promote exchanges between the two countries—in particular, for youth.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Education and based on the China-U.S. Young Maker Competition, a number of innovation centers will be established in Chinese and U.S. universities, in collaboration with companies. The goal is to combine the resources of government, universities, and enterprises in a collaboration and education platform designed to foster teaching, research, and innovation.
Organizers of the inaugural ceremony include China’s Consulate General in New York, the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, Intel, and the Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group.
ABOUT THE CHINA-US YOUNG MAKER COMPETITION
The China-US Young Maker Competition was launched in 2014 and is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Intel Corporation, Tsinghua University, the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, and the Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group. The competition consists of a Chinese Regional Selection Contest and a U.S. Regional Selection contest, involving over 6,000 participants. Seventy finalist teams gather in August in Beijing for the final selection, and 24 winners are named.