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.”