Innovate with the World’s MedTech Elite
The FAU Shenzhen 深圳 Fall School offers high-speed learning as well as a unique experience in one of the leading global hubs for medical technologies and medical innovations.
This program invites you to join an excellent group of outstanding entrepreneurial academics and students as well as seasoned entrepreneurs. Together, you will visit digital leaders in the medical business, such as Huawei, Tencent, BGI or Mindray. Exclusive networking events, lectures and case study sessions with leading entrepreneurs, business representatives, and academic innovators will be part of the program.
Boost your entrepreneurial skills, exchange your ideas during the Biotechnology Summit and the Precision Medical Imaging Forum and deepen your knowledge about innovation and digitization. Enhance your analytical skills, intercultural competence and creative thinking in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with future change makers!
Shenzhen Fall School 2019 – Report
On our first steps into our joint experience with PKU in Shenzhen we learned who our companions were and realised the diversity in backgrounds but also the chance for our joint learning experience. ⠀
We also learned how to fly (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle drone simulations)! Now we can also take care of crops with drones purposed for agriculture. Additionally, we now have the WeChat contact of the president of the Shenzhen Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Industry Assoziation! And to celebrate all this coming together on the first day, we enjoyed hotpot for dinner and totally overate.
Celebrating their 20 year anniversary, we visited the Beijing Genomics Institute today. Their recently finished China National Gene Bank was nearly as impressive as their comprehensive genome sequencing solutions. Having played a major role not only in the sequencing of the SARS-Corona Virus in 2003 but also identifying the exact E.coli strain responsible for the outbreak in Germany in 2011.
Afterwards the Executive General Manager of Healthwork (Tianyi Group) in Shenzhen welcomed us and gave a tour through one of their outstanding checkup centers. Following a intense Q&A session we concluded the day with a shared dinner.
A very enlightening trip came to an end thanks to the excellent organizational work of PKU, BGI and Menian. The expectations for the next days are very high. We are looking forward to be hosted by Chinas largest medical device manufacturer.
Day 6 report of University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Shenzen Fall School by Sandra (Mathematics) and Hamid (Medical Engineering) After visiting Beike, a Biotech Company and one of the largest stem cell providers in the world, we were invited by Martin Vitzthum (a former FAU student ) to Siemens Healthineers with an introduction, Q/A Session and a guided tour through the production site of the world leading company in MRI. Siemens Shenzhen Magnetic Resonance (SSMR) produces about 1/3rd of all MRIs sold by Siemens. We finished the day with a keynote by FAU Professor Heinrich Sticht about molecular simulations.
Today we learned how to get better insights into ourselves than an MRI could show. At Huawei we were introduced to their concept for enterprise solutions with a virtual overview of a prototype of a secure and intelligent city. In the following discussion we learned about their plans of wearables for health applications. At Tencent we got introduced to new details about their cloud services and AI. The experts then gave us a deeper insight in the healthcare AI R&D of the Tencent AI Lab.
Day 9 / Last day report by Klaus (FAU Digital Tech Academy )
The day started with a visit at the leading Chinese start up consulting company for innovative materials SEIR. The General Manager of entrepreneurship service Don Huang provided us a sneak peak into the start up activities of Shenzhen before we headed of to the Ping An International Finance Center. On Shenzhen’s highest tower we enjoyed the amazing 360 degree panorama. Back on the university campus we all shared our insights and feedback before we completed the program with the lovely PKU – FAU cake.
All participants could not thank 卢悦/Laura (MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking) and 向婧/Jenny (Bachelor of Environmental Science and PhD Candidate of Engineering) enough for their 24/7 commitment, their organizational talent and for the PKU’s professional program! Laura and Jenny: “You are our heroes”. Hopefully we will see you soon in Erlangen.
I wish all participants a nice and safe journey and arrive all well again in Erlangen/Nürnberg.
About The Partner Institutes
When it comes to innovation, FAU is a world leader. According to the latest Reuters ranking the University is at the top in Germany, and ranked at an excellent 2nd position in Europe and 31st position worldwide. Founded in 1743, FAU is today one of the largest universities in Germany with about 40,000 students, 4,000 academic employees and about €200 Mio annual third-party research funding.
As innovation leader, FAU designs unique learning experiences that carefully combine internal and external further education and provide leaders and learners with inimitable network opportunities that span across boundaries: institutional boundaries, disciplinary boundaries, but also the boundaries of generations, backgrounds and diverse strengths and talents.
Founded in 1898, Peking University was the first national university covering comprehensive disciplines in China. Now Peking University has 7000 academic employees and over 40,000 students, and is always at the forefront of China’s modernization, from offering innovative academic instruction to bolstering new overseas relationships. Peking University has been consistently ranked as the top academic institution in China. According to the latest QS World University Rankings, the university is at the 5th position in Asia and 30th position worldwide. With the Chinese national government’s lasting support, Peking University aims to rank among the world’s best universities in the future.
Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School (PKU Shenzhen) is the only one satellite campus of Peking University, primarily focused on full-time graduate education. It is situated inside the University Town of Shenzhen. PKU Shenzhen is comprised of eight schools, which cultivates graduates in Information Sciences & Technology, Biomedical engineering, Economics, Management, MBA, Chemical Biology, Environment and Energy, etc. Adhering to its academic principles: “New Frontiers, Interdisciplinary Studies, Applied Research and International Standards”, PKU Shenzhen is quickly developing into an academic center in Shenzhen.