Post-95s generation doctor shines at OVC's intl entrepreneurship contest
Candidates in the contest pose for a group picture. [Photo/Wechat account of Optics Valley of China]
The finals of the 2021 Wuhan College Student High-Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest and Optics Valley 3551 International Entrepreneurship Contest (for young groups) was held on Aug 27 at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei province.
Liu Shuang, a post-95s generation doctor majoring in electrical engineering at the university, won first place for his PECC military special power supply integrated controller.
The first-prize program will be sponsored by the 3551 East Lake High-tech Development Zone (also known as Optics Valley of China, or OVC) Talent Plan, and will receive up to 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) in subsidies.
The competition mainly focused on cutting-edge designs and technologies in three fields – optoelectronic information, healthcare, and digital economy.
The organizers of the contest received 278 program applications, with 128 in digital economy, 84 in optoelectronic information, and 66 in healthcare. Nearly half of candidates running these programs are master's or doctorate degree holders, and 28 have studied or worked overseas.
The sixth Optics Valley 3551 International Entrepreneurship Contest will reportedly be held in October, and its divisions will be set around the globe.
The contest is considered a way for OVC to showcase itself to the world and attract high-quality personnel and talent teams to start businesses in the valley.