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IdeaBank Makerspace—Cradle of Makers for Postgraduates at ZJU

Jan. 11, 2017



IdeaBank Makerspace is an incubator for entrepreneurs jointly set up by the Graduate School of Zhejiang University and Yibin Lingang Economic & Technological Development Zone. It has become a magnet for postgraduate start-up teams.

If a team wants to settle in IdeaBank, it has to undergo rigorous evaluation procedures regarding technology, talents, market, administration and economy. Currently, a total of 21 start-up teams are being operated, including Leon’s Voice, VR Engine, Tipix—Everyone Can Be an Artist, CongAcademy and Yunphant.

IdeaBank sets a precedent for ZJU’s partnership with other provinces in creating a makerspace. “ZJU’s entrepreneurship education is innovation-driven and inclusive. On this account, the Graduate School signed an agreement with Yibin Lingang Economic & Technological Development Zone to establish a makerspace in October, 2015,” said Lv Miaohua, Director of the Office of Postgraduate Student Affairs, “Yibin Lingang Economic & Technological Development Zone and ZJU aim to create a win-win situation by bringing into full play their respective assets in various fields.”