The Shanghai IT Entrepreneur Association visits Sydney
On April 10-11, the Confucius Institute at UNSW hosted a delegation of six entrepreneurs from the Shanghai IT Entrepreneur Association (SIEA). The SIEA is a chamber of founders and senior managers from leading information technology enterprises in Shanghai and east China.
The Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at UNSW, A/Prof Junfang Xi, accompanied the delegation to visit various institutions and organisations centred around innovation and entrepreneurship.
First, they toured UNSW’s EPICentre (Expanded Perception & Interaction Centre) to experience the DomeLab, a 3D hemispheric projection environment, and EPIC 120, a 340-degree panoramic projection. As the most advanced medical imaging facility of its kind, the Centre utilises cutting edge computing, 3D immersive and screen based technologies to enable medical scientists to see their data in real time and three dimensions.
The delegation then visited Fishburners, Australia’s largest startup co-working space, meeting with its executive leaders to discuss ideas and trends in innovation and entrepreneurship. Dedicated to creating highly scalable Australian tech startups, Fishburners has locations in Sydney, Brisbane and Shanghai.
The visiting entrepreneurs also engaged in talks at UNSW with the Torch Innovation Precinct Team, UNSW Innovation and the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications to discuss plans for future cooperation.
Concluding the two-day visit, Chairman of the SIEA, Jianbiao Dai, spoke at a forum conducted at the Education Office of the Chinese Consulate-General in Sydney. He shared his personal experiences in the US and wide industry expertise with an audience of young entrepreneurs, teachers and students.
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