On December 20, 2020, organized by the College of Engineering (COE) and the Communist Youth League of Peking University (PKU), the 8th “Schneider Cup” PKU Innovation Design Contest was completed successfully at the Sunshine Hall of Yingjie Exchange Center of PKU.
The contest is an initiative to promote innovation and entrepreneur startups. Since its launch in October, the contest received dozens of works submitted by students from many PKU schools and departments, which covered topics of health care, environment, housing and other fields.
The 8th Innovation Design Contest
Judges of the contest are from Schneider China, College of Engineering, the Communist Youth League of Peking University, PKU Science Park, Beijing Institute of Technology, Entrepreneur Association of PKU Alumni, Weiyuan Investment Co. and many other companies.
A total of 15 teams entered the final competition. One project expanded the concept of low-carbon houses and utilized solid waste resource. Another one focused on flexible machinery devices with an effort to improve laryngeal cavity surgery. Each team presented the industry analysis, market demand, innovation ideas of their projects to the judges and audience.
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 “Laser interference structure-based micro-imaging system based on digital micro-mirror array” won the outstanding award. Two projects “Big manganese awakening – design and application of high-performance, low-cost all manganese-based lithium-rich cathode material” and “The leader of flexible display core materials” won the first prizes.
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 overall capability.