On December 8, 2018, organized by the College of Engineering (COE) and the Communist Youth League of Peking University (PKU), the 6th “Beiyou Cup” PKU Innovation Design Contest was completed successfully at the Sunshine Hall of Yingjie Exchange Center of PKU. Since its launch in July, the contest received 51 works submitted by more than 200 students from PKU, which covered topics of clean energy, artificial intelligence, green agriculture, biomedicine, health management and other fields.
The 6th Innovation Design Contest
Judges of the contest are from Beijing Beiyou Education Technology Co., Ltd., School of Physics of Beihang University, Department of Economics and Finance of City University of Hong Kong, Investment Management Department of Goldman Sachs Co., Ltd., Fengrui Capital, Guochuang Investment, College of Engineering, among others.
A total of 15 teams entered the final competition. Each team introduced the distinctive features and application prospects of their project to the judges and audience by means of poster, video and presentations defenses. The audience was impressed by the innovative thinking, practical design concepts and simple humanistic care of the contestants.
Presentation of the projects
In the defense session, the judges raised questions and gave suggestions from the aspects of science, innovation, application potential, business value, etc. Finally, the project “All-in-one Machine for Portable Steel Welding and Normalizing” became the outstanding winner. The projects “Janus Capsule- a New Compound Chemotherapy Drug” and “Preparation and Application of Neural Electrode Compatible with New-type Magnetic Resonance” won the first prizes.
The project "All-in-one Machine for Portable Steel Welding and Normalizing" boasted of international-leading material and technology, and also achieved the same technical indicators as the base welding, expected to be used in China's high-speed railway in the future.
The judges and the teams entering the final
The contest serves as an important platform for PKU to advance practice activities for students and to deep the integration of industry, academia and research. This competition encourages young students to have the spirit of innovation, to enhance hands-on ability, and to improve overall capability. The entries not only have a certain market value, but also fully reflect the artistic aesthetics in the multi-disciplinary background as well as the deep concern for improving people's quality of life.