Call for Applications: Yenching Social Innovation Forum 2016 in China
Deadline: September 18, 2016 | Views: 2,934
Location: Beijing, China.
Date: November 24 – 26, 2016.
Organizer: Yenching Academy of Peking University.
The Yenching Social Innovation Forum aims to provide a platform for young innovators from around the world to develop and share solutions to some of China’s biggest social problems and complexities. It hopes to achieve this goal through leveraging the talent and resources of Beijing to create an educational environment to learn from leaders in the entrepreneurship, policy making, NGO, and venture capital sectors, among others.
This year’s forum will be a three-day event hosted from November 24 to 26, comprised of workshops, site visits, and a competition, all pertaining to China’s education gap. The selected participants will work together in small teams to brainstorm solutions to specific issues through an innovative project or start-up, which they ultimately will present in a pitch to a panel of judges at the competition.
The costs of round-trip transportation to Beijing, hotel accommodation, and meals for the duration of the program will be covered by the Organizing Committee of the Forum.
- Eligible age: between 18 and 29 years old (on November 24, 2016);
- English proficiency: moderate or above;
- Applicants should demonstrate experience developing solutions to education issues through innovation. Whether you are an educator or an entrepreneur, still studying or already a professional, we are looking for bright minds from around the world who have made a difference in the education sector.