The “Innovation Leader Program” is a postgraduate training program for innovation and entrepreneurship jointly implemented by the BICI and several world-renowned universities. The initial stages of the program have achieved the goal of developing professional innovation and entrepreneurs by breaking down the barriers between nations, universities, and knowledge.

General Concept

1.1 Training Objectives

To cultivate innovative engineers and operation engineers with an outstanding innovative spirit, deep professional expertise, and excellent professional skills capable of creatively solving complex practical problems.

1.2 Training Concept

To realize the cultivation of innovative talents and the innovation of training through a system based on knowledge education, centered around capacity development, and guided by future development.

1.3 Training Model

The “4 Duals” training model is used to develop masters and doctoral students in engineering technology (including machinery, electronic information, materials, environment, biomedical engineering, etc.), technology design, and innovation and entrepreneurship management, forming a comprehensively innovation and entrepreneurship talent cultivation system.

Dual Classrooms: ILP Students study their first year at a university and complete the majority of their course work as required for their degree. In years two to three for masters students (or two to four for doctoral students) , students take innovation and entrepreneurship courses across different disciplines, along with practical training in research institutes based on real-world projects.

Dual Mentors: Academic mentors are university professors responsible for guiding theoretical study, while innovation mentors are senior researchers, industry experts, and management personnel responsible for guiding research projects and entrepreneurship training. The mentors work together to jointly guide the thesis.

Dual Identities: ILP students acquire knowledge and skills as students, but also participate in real scientific research and transformation or entrepreneurial projects at the institute as “innovation and entrepreneurship trainees”. The trainees are eligible for scholarships, project funding, and a share of the proceeds from scientific research results.

Dual Assessments: Both the student’s professional theory knowledge and their scientific research and development performance on the project are assessed. Upon fulfilling all degree and project requirements, a degree from university and a BICI certificate will be awarded.