National youth science and innovation competition kicks off in China

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/13 16:58:39


Guests at the launch of Solve for Tomorrow competition Photo: Courtesy of Sumsang


Three students introduce their innovative ideas during the launch. Photo: Courtesy of Sumsang

The 2017 National Science and Innovation Experiment and Achievement Competition kicked off at the China Science and Technology Museum on September 8. Themed Solve for Tomorrow, the competition will run for four months in 15 provinces and cities across China.

The competition aims to help teenagers learn how to apply science and innovation to problem-solving and is jointly organized by the China Association for Science and Technology and the Communist Youth League. Samsung and the China Youth Development Foundation are the exclusive sponsors, and the Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology Museums in China are its partners.

The 2017 competition consists of two parts, innovative work and science experiments, and four units: future education, future transportation, research on Mars and use of wind power.

One of the world's leading innovators, China has an increasing need for people who think outside of the box and innovate. The competition encourages teenagers to discover everyday problems and try to solve them with science and innovative thinking.

"Teenagers are the hope of our country, and it is imperative that we increase their ability to analyze and innovate," said Fang Jinshun, vice president of the human resources team at Samsung China.

"Samsung cares about children and teenagers in China. We integrate our business philosophy of 'innovation is the foundation of existence' into the competition, encourage teens to develop innovative thinking and awareness, and apply their knowledge of science to discovering and solving problems in the society."

Samsung China is committed to integrating innovation into public welfare events and has supported public welfare programs that focus on the popularization of science, education, social development and environmental protection. The company hopes activities like the innovation competition can inspire more young Chinese to innovate and contribute to creating a brighter tomorrow.


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