Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at PHBS
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is a comprehensive institution established by Peking University HSBC business school (PHBS), which focuses on training talents for innovation and entrepreneurship; integrating enterprise, government and academic resources; promoting the ecological development of innovation and entrepreneurship, and integrating teaching, research and entrepreneurial services. The center continues to introduce the world's leading innovation and entrepreneurship resources, through non-profit lectures about innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship courses, international innovation and entrepreneurship competition etc. to build a sound ecosystem with innovation and entrepreneurship methodology as the core.
The major work of CIE is as follows:
• I-Forum
I-Forum is a series of non-profit lectures, dialogues, forums on innovation and entrepreneurship organized by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Peking University HSBC Business School. It's an influential innovation and entrepreneurship lecture brand in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. And we are dedicated to spreading innovation and entrepreneurship insights and stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship ideas.
So far, I-forum has invited many entrepreneurs and investors, including WANG Shi, founder of Vanke Group; FENG Tang, famous author; MAO Daqing, founder of Youke Factory; BO Lianming, former president of TCL; WANG Qiang, co-founder of Zhenge Fund; Tony Fadell, senior vice president of Apple and founder of Nest Labs; Navi Radjou, Ranked Global Top 50 Management Thinker, TED Speaker; Sebastian Mallaby, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner.
• PHBS-CJBS Global Pitch Competition
PHBS-CJBS Global Pitch Competition is an international innovation and entrepreneurship competition platform jointly hosted by PHBS and University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The competition combines advantageous resources such as top investment institutions and industrial leading enterprises, to create a competitive system of matching capital, enabling industry and combining selection and breeding for entrepreneurial enterprises, so as to help them gain capital attention, get insight into the industry and consolidate the business foundation.
• PHBS Startup Bootcamp
PHBS Startup Bootcamp created by CIE, which integrates effective entrepreneurial methodologies; provides diversified mentors from the industry, academia and investment community; and combines the "Deliberate Practice" teaching method. We help startups grow in these areas:
○ Team learning: to align team perceptions and build a common language
○ Systematic methodology: covering key areas and filling in the gaps in thinking
○ Practical Training: focus on real issues and accelerate action implementation
• "Unicorn" Accelerator
CIE provides long-term tracking guidance and companion services for start-ups with high potential to become industry “unicorns”. CIE aims to help promising “unicorns” to overcome the key problems in the development stage, bridge the gap, and let them stand out from the market selection and fierce competition.
• Research Institute of Aging Society
In the autumn of 2019, CIE set up the Research Institute of Aging Society, combining domestic and overseas scholars and industry experts in this field to study the business models needed by aging society in the future, and provide incubation and growth assistance for start-up projects. Professor CHEN Wei is the director and Ms. ZHAO Wanqiu is the executive director of the institute.