Hosted by the Ministry of Education of China, co-organized by CSCSE, Tsinghua University and Intel and specially sponsored by Zhen Fund, the launching ceremony of 2015 “Co-Making the Future-- China-US Young Maker Competition” was held in the Ministry of Education on May 19.
Featuring “Co-Making the Future ", this competition focuses on sustainable development of the community, education, environmental protection, health and transportation. It will combine the innovative designing concepts and cutting-edge technologies to create new products or applications of social significance and industrial value.
The competition will be held in three phases from May to August 2015, including the sub-division qualifiers, official launching and the final. In the final, young makers from China and the United States will compete in the field of innovation and creativity to share experience and promote innovation.
After the launching ceremony, relevant activities divisions of Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chengdu, Nanjing, Xiamen and Shenzhen will be carried out. At the same time, our new official website (www.chinaus-maker.org/www.chinaus-maker.cn) will be officially launched.
In recent years, the youth Maker fever highlighting innovation, cooperation and sharing has been popular at home and abroad, and has drawn the attention of governments and communities. At present, China has thousands of active Makers teams. The government has also been continually introducing favorable policies to provide a broader stage for the Makers.
During the fifth annual US-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), the Ministry of Education of China successfully held the first China-US Young Maker Competition. The contestant teams focused on the theme of "innovation changes our life" and created excellent works of development value such as "drifting bottle", "urban tree neighbor" and "intelligent home". In mixed-up teams, the young Chinese and American Makers deepened mutual understanding, which reflected the spirits of collaborative innovation and win-win cooperation.
This competition has been included in the fifth round of the Sino-US cultural exchanges high-level consultation mechanism results list.
The sixth annual US-China High-Level CPE will be held in in Washington DC in June, 2015. As part of the events, Co-Making the Future-- China-US Young Maker Competition will be launched officially in the US.
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B466, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China