Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Beijing Center manages its collaborative platform to bring faculty and senior alumni together, offering a multinational conduit for open dialogue and debate among business leaders, key policy-makers, and world-class scholars to discuss innovation, technology, commerce, and economics.

In 2021, the Beijing Center, in partnership with Zhongguancun Collaborative Innovation Center (Zlink+), curated the “Pioneer Open Mic” business incubation project, including a series of roadshow events, mentorship programs, one-on-one office hour activities, exclusive networking events and more. The goal is to provide communities at Columbia University and various Ivy League schools with life-changing opportunities by endowing students with a passion for innovation.

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Innovating for Urban Life and Work

What do a water conservation solution, electric bike delivery system, large-area sanitization application, and emergency responder app have in common? For one, these are all startups tackling pertinent urban issues in India. These are also the winners of the Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2020-2021.

April 07, 2021

Innovating for the Pandemic

How did Indian entrepreneurs react to the COVID-19 pandemic? To showcase technical innovators who developed timely solutions for addressing the current public health crisis, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized a panel discussion on March 4, 2021, in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western Region. 

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Responsible Innovation

Urban India needs innovators and entrepreneurs to practice responsible innovation to make our cities healthier, safer, and more sustainable. With this imperative in mind, the Urban Works Innovation Challenge 2020-2021 kicked off its third year in India with an aim to design for cities in crisis.

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