22 April 2015，in its daily major news time, China Education Television reported the keynote speech by Dr Hongyi Sun of CityU for the first Forum on the 1000 Industrial Entrepreneurial Mentors (1000Mentor) program at Beijing University of Science and Technology in Beijing. The 1000Memtor program plans to train 1000 industrial mentors with entrepreneurial experiences. For the first batch of 150 participants, Dr Sun first reported the latest development in innovation and entrepreneurship education from a global perspective and then elaborated the DEC (Discovery-Enriched Curriculum) education strategy and an example of PIPE model of City University of Hong Kong. He also explained how MOOC can support innovation and entrepreneurship in the future. The audiences and media showed great interests in the speech and there are decades of innovation for collaboration and training.
The 1000Mentor program was proposed by China Sciences’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Investment and Management Ltd (CSIEIM), in collaboration with industries and universities. CSIEIM has signed agreements with 10 Chinese universities, MIT and Stanford to help Chinese universities to teach innovation and entrepreneurship courses and coach student projects for downstream incubation and investment. The target in 2015 will be 30 Chinese universities. It is estimated that over one millions students will benefit from this 1000Memtor program. Within this year, CSIEIM plans to raise 7 billions RMB to invest in projects incubated in 1000Memtor program.
News coverage:China News 中国新闻网 (Chinese version only)