Ranking 1st in Hubei Province and 4th nationwide, HUST was awarded three gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the 6th China International College Students’ “Internet Plus” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. Held from November 17th to the 19th at South China University of Technology, the project “AI-Assisted Diagnostic System for COVID-19 Epidemic” took the lead in its group with HUST also being honored in its role as a distinguished organizer of the competition. At the award ceremony, Dr. Li Miao, from the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, head of the prize-winning team in the 4th competition, was awarded the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Elite Award.
Based around the theme of “Dare to Differ, Dare to Win”, the competition attracted more than 6.31 million college students from 4186 colleges and universities in 117 countries and regions, with 1.47 million projects submitted. The competition provides college students a platform to showcase reform within innovation and entrepreneurship education. More than half of the world's top 100 universities signed up, including Oxford University, Cambridge University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Technical University of Munich and Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Introduction of prize-winning teams
AI-Assisted Diagnostic System for COVID-19 Epidemic
Gold Award in Public Welfare Group
From: School of Electronic Information and Communications
This project was set up to help with epidemic control during the COVID-19 pandemic. After over 20000 hours of intensive research, the team created an AI-assisted diagnostic system which can efficiently and accurately identify cases with lung CT image output within seconds of integrated diagnosis. With the biggest database of COVID-19 CT images in China, the system is currently in service in nearly 100 hospitals nationwide, and has supported dozens of countries in fighting the virus. The team is also closely cooperating with Cambridge University to build a globally shared AI-assisted diagnosis platform for COVID-19.
Green Manufacturing with Diosgenin
Gold Award in Commercial Group
From: School of Life Science and Technology
The team produced a high-quality microorganism with samples taken from Qinling-Daba Mountains, a mountainous area in East China with an altitude of more than 3000m. After more than ten years of hard work, the team initiated the world's leading biological green manufacturing technology of saponin. The ground-breaking achievement has obtained 6 patents. Diosgenin is honored as the “mother of hormones” and “medical gold”. The low-cost green manufacturing technology has brought not only vigor to the industry but also hope to the farmers.
Gold Award in Growth Group
From: Law School
MAOPEA aims to integrate TCM with modern technology to spread traditional Chinese culture among the younger generation. Their products have gained 155 patents and trademarks. Approved by both clients and investors, MAOPEA has been working with Today convenience stores, the British Museum, Dunhuang Museum and many other institutions to provoke stylish TCM products for the young.
World-Leading Lithium Battery Ultrasonic Detection Imaging System
Silver Award in Originality Group
From: School of Materials Science and Engineering
The team focuses on core technologies in battery research, production and application and has successfully solved problems within development, testing and management sections. Their pioneering work has been applied within the research of Huawei, Tesla, and many other labs in colleges and universities. The project is highly praised by Professor Jeff Dahn, Chief Scientist of Tesla battery technology and “Father of the Ternary Polymer Lithium Battery”.
The team from Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics won the bronze award with their Deep Ultraviolet LED project, which can be widely used in daily sterilization. The World's First Programmable Power Electronic Controller (PPEC) from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering also gained bronze for its unique special power R&D method, which enables China to be totally independent in its production capability.
The competition encourages international cooperation. “SMART FACTORY UPGRADE SERVICE”, a project undertaken by international counterparts, was invited by HUST School of Mechanical Science and Engineering and it won the silver prize. The project is specifically focused on innovation within traditional machine manufacturing to pursue maximum productivity.
Written by: Peishan Li
Edited by: Aoyi Zhang, Andrew, Yumeng Peng
Source: Qiming College