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How to accelerate urban innovation and development with Chinese local government?

On October 9, 2018 the Design Thinking Center of Communication University of China (CUC) and the SAP Next-Gen China team were invited to Wuhan City to speak to 400+ government officials holding titles higher than Deputy Division Head level. The report to those officials was being hosted in Wuchang District Great Hall.

Crispian Tan, Senior Director of SAP Next-Gen APJ, shared the successful experience of the Singapore Government, on how they transform to an outstanding country in the world and explore creative ways to housing and economic development with Design Thinking.

Dr. Keyue Wang from CUC, shared more urban innovation examples in China and globally, and how CUC DT center and students help NGOs, car companies and insurance companies to solve challenges with Design Thinking.

A following cooperation with the Wuchang local government includes:

  • A Student Social Innovation Competition for universities in Wuchang
  • #sheinnovates and Girls Lounge in Wuchang
  • A Design Thinking center and next-gen Lab in Wuchang

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