Innovation Week opens on Friday

During the five-day innovation and entrepreneurship event, nearly 200 events will be held around the city.

One of the breakthroughs that can be seen during the 2017 National Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week is a medical device that can see through your vein, making it easier for nurses to give an injection.

The innovation week opens on Friday at its main venue in Changyang Campus, Yangpu District.

During the event, nearly 200 events including roadshows, training courses and innovation competitions will be held around the city.

The featured companies include a commercial rocket startup that claims it will launch its first rocket next year.

“With the opening of space industry, growing numbers of private companies need to launch their own satellites, but usually they have to use the state-run rockets,” said Shu Chang, chief executive of the Beijing-based One Space Technology Co. 

“Rockets are like taxis, while the satellites are like passengers. Instead of being limited by ‘car-pooling’ the state-run rockets, we want to provide more alternatives for private companies,” Shu said.

Another company, Liulishuo from Yangpu District, boasts an application that allows users to speak excellent English via artificial intelligence technology.

A user, for example someone at an airport’s check-in counter, can use the app to talk like a native speaker. Artificial intelligence allows the app to correct any mispronunciations.

Over the past few years, China has become one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world, the event's organizers said.

Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A medical device that can see through your vein makes it easier for nurses to give an injection. The device has been put into operation at many major hospitals in China.

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