HNU innovative project to represent China at iCAN finals
An innovative project run by teachers and students from Hainan University (HNU) stood out among the other projects at the China stop of the 13th International Contest of innovation (iCAN'13) on Nov 17 and was shortlisted as one of the five projects to represent China for the iCAN international finals next year.
The HNU project was led by Zhang Yan and Wang Yin, two teachers at the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering College, and presented by core student members including Yang Luobin, Xu Chan, Zhang Wencheng, Xie Yulu, and Ji Jing. It focuses on the design of an adjustable double-geared coconut shell meat separator and was granted the Outstanding Award at the iCAN China Finals.
iCAN is an annual event aiming to strengthen the innovative spirit and entrepreneurship of young people worldwide, setting up a platform of collaboration among universities, scientific research institutions, and enterprises to promote high-tech applications, especially in micro and nano technology, the internet of things, smart manufacturing, and Industry 4.0.
The iCAN China Finals included 555 projects across China covering areas such as artificial intelligence, smart homes, smart agriculture, and smart healthcare. Apart from the top five projects, there were 40 first prize winners, 80 second prize winners, and 300 third prize winners.
The HNU project fully displayed the great achievements that the school has been making in pressing ahead with innovation and entrepreneurship reform. Its success is expected to inspire every HNU student to carry on innovative and entrepreneurial practices.
Teachers and students from Hainan University celebrate their victory.