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Ningbo Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation set up

Ningbo Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation was officially set up on the afternoon of August 21. Yang Liping, member of the Standing Committee of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee and Director of the Organizing Department, and Vice-mayor Chen Zhongchao, attended the opening ceremony of the institute and delivered important speeches. 
"To break the bottleneck of the traditional industries, Ningbo needs to realize transformation and upgrading, which is based on talents, especially the entrepreneurs with good understanding of the new economy and enough enthusiasm." said Jin Hui, one of the co-founders of the institute and Secretary-general of Ningbo Entrepreneurship Federation and Equity Investment and Venture Investment Association, who hopes to make up for the "short board" of Ningbo in venture education through market-oriented operations. 
The institute will mainly provide two kinds of core module courses, namely "growth camp for founders" and "accelerator for young entrepreneurs". It will invite over 50 industrial leaders and capital tycoons as mentors to conduct overall and targeted instructions for the new entrepreneurs, and aim to improve the entrepreneurial capacity of the entrepreneurs by setting up the venture resource platforms based on the industrial transformation and upgrading conditions in Ningbo. 
Meanwhile, the institute will promote the integration of venture education and specialized education, and gradually form a special educational system integrating courses, activities, training, and incubation. 
"Our target is to recruit 100 venture founders and 150 graduate entrepreneurs each year and cultivate them as new venture force. And in the meantime, we will cultivate, introduce and incubate a group of high-tech enterprises with leading technologies and innovative models, to create the entrepreneurial and innovative atmosphere in Ningbo." said a related person in charge from the institute. 

Comprehensive Investigation into Hidden Dangers in Chemicals

Committed to zero tolerance and full coverage, Ningbo Municipal Ministry of Public Security acts responsibly to find out hidden chemical dangers in an all-round examination effort, according to sources from the ministry on Sunday.

On the evening of August 13th, the public security authorities held a meeting on work safety and clarified the division of work for each responsible person. The next day saw fire department stage a one-and-a-half-months campaign that aims to ensure work safety at areas with concentrated hazardous chemicals and flammable and combustible materials. More than 280 units have been investigated, 12 petrochemical businesses included.

Beyond that, the department is about to undertake a training session, a comprehensive investigation into hidden dangers, an emergency response drill in a tank zone. Businesses that operate illegally with potential fire hazards will be held accountable in accordance with the law. As a way of weeding out potential dangers, the department will submit a proposal the local government to close or relocate facilities, including schools, hospitals, old people’s home, residential quarters, and other places where a lot of people live or work, if these buildings are exposed to such potential hazards as fire, explosions, and leakage of toxic gases.

The Ministry of Public Security notified fire fighting units and sites with flammable and combustible materials on self-imposed examination of potential hazards soon after the blasts hit Tianjin. Fire prevention unit, public security unit and local police stations launched thorough investigation into Beilin and Zhenhai gas stations, storage yard for dangerous articles, chemical storage tanks. Beyond that, police forces were brought into action to do the same job at municipal level to ensure work safety at Ningbo’s port.

The same campaign was also set in motion in Zhenhai and Beilun districts, home to most businesses dealing with hazardous materials. Zhenhai public security bureau lost no time in checking danger-prone zones and carried out regulations to ensure closed management of petrochemical zones and tightened safety controls on roads transporting these materials. The bureau in Beilun also conducted examinations of piers, chemical zones, among others. Spot check was undertaken on some units for erasing hidden dangers.

MOOC Association established in Ningbo University

The MOOC Association of universities and colleges in Ningbo was established in Ningbo University on July 15.

MOOC refers to massive open online courses. The MOOC Association aims to conduct the MOOC construction and teaching reform by establishing the co-found and shared cooperative mechanism between the colleges and universities in Ningbo. This is a new innovation in the teaching information construction in Ningbo, as well as an important measure to improve the local intelligent education system.

So far, the construction of the first 50 MOOC online courses has been started, and they are expected to be available online in early September and will be open to college students and citizens for free. The online open courses public service platform now under construction will then provide free SPOC teaching services for colleges and universities, with the aim of promoting the MOOC and teaching reforms in colleges and universities and improving the quality of talent cultivation.

First Creators’ Workshop Opens

Recently, the first creators’ workshop established by college graduate entrepreneurship park. With an area of more than 130 square meters, the workshop focuses on industrial design and electric products. The first 5 projects in the workshop are separately unmanned machine production, sedentary detector, 3D printer, electric chip production, and cork carving art area. The Youth Entrepreneurship Park has invested 0.5 million yuan in it and has also arranged a manual operation platform.
Lin Ruobin is student from Zhejiang Wanli University, majoring in IT. In 2014, as a sophomore, he attended the provincial electronic design competition. Since then, he became a creator. A year later, he and his partners produced 3 types of four-axis aircraft in the hope that the aircrafts can have the function of aerial photo-taking.
Mi Xuelong, a graduate of industrial design major, showed his concern for the white-collars who often sit in the office for a long time. “Young people are very busy with their work. Some of them are so busy that they won’t move for a long time. It is very bad for one’s health.” He came up with an idea to make a detector for sitting too long. The detector can be placed on the office desk and it can detect the environment humidity, temperature, heart beating, breath, and time for sitting. All the data detected can be analyzed by a special mobile APP. Then it will give you a warning: it’s time to rise and move.
For those relatively mature creative startup projects, the Youth Entrepreneurship Park will help to build a capital matching platform and select it for incubation

Government and College Join Hands to Advance Fashion Industry

Recently, Jiangbei District Government of Ningbo and Zhejiang Fashion Institute of Technology singed a strategic agreement on “fashion industry project cooperation”, to deepen cooperation in introducing leading fashion institutes and top-level talents, holding fashion activities, hatching and fostering fashion makers, jointly working to make Jiangbei District the international fashion center of Ningbo and a gathering place of fashion industry, talents, and information that is influential both inside and outside Zhejiang Province. 
It is reported that Jiangbei has set aside a special fund of 50,000,000 yuan for fashion cooperation projects.
According to the agreement, the college may take advantage of its internationalized school running to introduce leading fashion institutes and fashion talents into Jiangbei.
Fashion activities, including design works shows and fashion forums, will be held to make Laowaitan (Old Bund)h a fashion brand as “city parlor, cultural salon, commercial circle of fashion”, to upgrade the fashion taste and climate of Laowaitan, to attract more visitors and expand social influence of fashion brands such as “world style street” and “Meeting Saturday at Laowaitan.”
Both sides will work together to construct an incubator for fashion makers, cultivating small-and-medium-sized enterprises of fashion technology through introducing design studios, creative fashion design and economic service enterprises and institutes, providing industrial support for construction of Ningbo international fashion center.  
Relying on teachers and other resources of the college, a training platform will be set up to organize employees of fashion industry in Jiangbei to take part in serial training and cultivate leading fashion industry talents. 
In addition, both sides will actively promote cooperation between preponderant disciplines and discipline leaders of the college and local enterprises, so as to make new strides in their cooperation.

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