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CQU selected as a demonstration base of mass entrepreneurship and innovation

Recently, the General Office of the State Council has released the Notice of the State Council on Construction of the Third Batch of Demonstration Bases of Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GBF [2020] No. 51). According to the Notice, Chongqing University is selected due to its outstanding achievements in the entrepreneurship and innovation.

In the Notice, it is highlighted that the third batch of demonstration bases of mass innovation and entrepreneurship shall strengthen regional coverage, functional layout, and coordinated development, and enhance their demonstration function and driving effect in accordance with the differentiated functional positioning of entrepreneurship and employment, financing and innovation, lean entrepreneurship and global entrepreneurship.

In view of the construction of the third batch of mass entrepreneurship and innovation demonstration bases, the National Development and Reform Commission gave detailed interpretation of the relevant policies and further clarified the guidance.

The state government shall carry out the construction of demonstration bases from four aspects: strengthening reform demonstration, strengthening classification policy implementation, strengthening policy incentives, and strengthening dynamic adjustment. Depending on the specific types of demonstration bases of mass innovation and entrepreneurship, different innovation and entrepreneurship activities shall be carried out, and different innovation and entrepreneurship tasks and projects shall be undertaken, with differentiated policy guidance. The operation monitoring and performance evaluation of demonstration bases of mass innovation and entrepreneurship shall be strengthened, and preference shall be given in terms of investment within the budget of the central government to demonstration bases with outstanding work performance, based on the deployment of the State Council on increasing support to local governments and colleges and universities with considerable performance in real practice and solid work. In addition, a number of benchmark demonstration bases of deepening entrepreneurship and innovation mechanism and system reform shall be established to form reproducible reform experience, which can be promoted nationwide.

In recent years, according to the national development strategy and the needs of regional economic construction, Chongqing University, based on the construction of new engineering disciplines, has made efforts to systematically plan and promote the implementation of cross-disciplinary and integrated training. Through the reform of talent nurturing mode and education and teaching methods, CQU has strengthened the cultivation of innovation and entrepreneurship ability of students, substantially facilitated the cooperation between the university and enterprise and between the university and the local government, and created a desirable entrepreneurship and innovation ecological environment that integrates courses, teachers, platforms, teams, culture, and activities, and implemented a series of new measures to promote the all-round development of talents, which highlights independence, openness, inclusiveness, diversity and multi-dimension. Chongqing University has made remarkable achievements in innovation and entrepreneurship education and construction of new engineering disciplines, which have posed an important influence on and set an example for other colleges and universities of China.