清华x-lab Tsinghua x-lab
Future trends and development models of quality education
可持续发展目标 4（SDG 4 或全球目标 4）与优质教育有关，是联合国于 2015 年 9 月制定的 17 个可持续发展目标之一。 SDG 4 的全称是“确保包容和公平的优质教育，促进全民终身学习的机会”。
Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4 or Global Goal 4) relates to quality education, and is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in September 2015. The full title of SDG 4 is "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all".
四、该领域比较关注的问题Our key topics of interest:
Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
• Imagining what is the future of quality education.
• How can we make education more accessible to more people across the world, especially for more women and children?
• How can we promote equity and fairness in education, such as equality between men and women?
• How can we optimize educational methods and paradigms in the digital age to expand and increase educational impact and efficiency?
• How can we optimize current content and focus at all levels of education (taking students’ own countries as examples) to better support the sustainable development of human society?
• How can we promote quality education that better supports the other sustainable development goals?
Submitted results or shared ideas:
• Can be one or a series of solutions.
• If no suitable solution is found, can also be the initiation or advocacy of a possible suggestion (but needs to include the results of the team’s in-depth thinking about the related problem).
• Although the plan is important, thinking deeply about the phenomenon and identifying the fundamental problem is the key imperative.
Xia (Sherry) Du is currently the Director of Education of Tsinghua x-lab. She has 15 years+ of industrial and management experience for both state-owned company and foreign companies, including Sinopec, Roland Berger, KG and SFC and has held positions including the Head of Procedures, Strategic Management Consultant, China BD Manager, Senior BD Manager, and General Manager of China.
Sherry has accumulated rich management experience in business development strategies, new product development and marketing strategies, key account management, operations management, business investment and financing in different industries including energy, petrochemical, chemical, environmental protection, power, new energy and manufacturing. During her career life, she achieved the biggest order in her company in China and achieved 100 percent business growth for five consecutive years. She also achieved the first order in many different fields from different industrial customers. She promoted the product localization for the company in China and was the co-founder of a new business unit of the joint venture.
Sherry graduated from Tianjin University with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and obtained her master degree in the International MBA program of Tsinghua University and MIT.
周炜 Wei Zhou
创极无限 首席商务官 Founder & CEO of XNode
Wei Zhou founded XNode in 2015 to serve as the center of innovation in China. By working closely with academia, the Chinese government, startups, scale-ups and corporations, XNode is the pioneer private accelerator in China building an ecosystem of innovation. With 2 co-working spaces in Shanghai & Shenzhen, and presence in Shenzhen, Singapore, Tokyo, Eindhoven, and a team with 12 nationalities, XNode is a Global Innovation Platform with deep Chinese roots.
Wei Zhou is also an active investor in a number of startups. Between 2000-2014, he was with Roland Berger and founded Vision Real Estate Investment, Jade Invest and Belgravia Capital, the latter which resulted in a successful exit to a public Japanese company. From 2011 to 2015, Wei Zhou has been on the board of EO (Entrepreneur Organization) Shanghai Chapter and has extensive connections with China’s entrepreneurial community. Wei obtained his BA from Beijing Foreign Affairs College in 1996 and MSc in Economics/Information System Management from the London School of Economics from 1997-1999.
XNode创极无限 首席商务官 Chief Commercial Officer of XNode
Luuk is on a mission to build tech companies that can make a positive impact globally. Luuk holds a Bsc. in Liberal Arts & Science and a Msc. in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology (Magna Cum Laude). As a business leader and entrepreneur with a demonstrated track-record in innovation and technology across multiple industries and continents. Luuk has vast experience with innovation from inception to product launch and has guided hundreds of startups and corporate clients to growth and investment. On a daily basis, Luuk and his team apply and disseminate knowledge on customer development, lean startup and venture building.
In the field of corporate innovation, Luuk ran more than 40 corporate accelerators with a multitude of clients including BMW, Unilever, Intel, Philips, Sodexo, Scania, Ericsson any more.
Luuk helped build new ventures in industries including: Enterprise Software, MedTech, New Retail, Automotive and FinTech. Relevant technology areas include Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Big Data, FGPA, CPU & Movidius related applications and AR/VR.
Currently, Luuk is the Chief Commercial Officer at XNode: a Chinese-Global platform for innovation - '全球创新 中国引擎' - on a mission to help entrepreneurs and innovators to build companies with a positive global impact. In this role, Luuk is responsible for all XNode business functions, in China and abroad, including Co-working spaces, Startup Acceleration, Corporate Innovation and Venture Building.
Director of Innovation & cofounder at GrowthX corporate accelerator of Intel Corporation
Kapil is Director of Innovation at Intel China where he co-founded & runs GrowthX - an award-winning corporate-startup accelerator.
Over the past 20 years, he has helped design & launch world-class products & businesses at the intersection of arts, design & technology. Creator of the first multi-touch screen at Apple, Kapil went on to lead product design on iPod, MacBook, MacBook Air, iMac & eventually the iPad.
Kapil has deep expertise in areas of technology, innovation & entrepreneurship through advising startups and engaging with leading accelerators, universities & NGOs around the world as well as speaking at large global conferences.
Born and brought up in the tiny seaside province of Goa, Kapil completed his bachelor’s degree in India and went on to receive a masters in engineering from Stanford University in California, eventually finding his way back to Asia in Shanghai where he has been living with his family for the past 14 years.
Tsinghua's x-lab is a university-based education platform designed to foster student creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The platform was established in April 2013 under the support of the School of Economics and Management. Tsinghua x-lab offers support and resources to the entire Tsinghua community - students, faculty and alumni - all across 16 schools and departments. Through our educational efforts, we’ve reached out to over 50,000 people at Tsinghua and the Beijing community. Over the past 8 years, Tsinghua x-lab has enjoyed exponential growth, working with over 1,650 project teams to date. With over 617 start-ups already incorporated, we help start-ups from seed and pre-seed stage to commercial operations and scale-up, across all sectors and industries. To date, a total of 200 x-lab start-ups raised over 9 billion RMB combined. ( http://www.x-lab.tsinghua.edu.cn)