Arrival, first day and competition

After a 13 hour flight, several hours of train and one hour ferry or subway for some students, we finally all arrived to Sofunland in Shenzhen. This big complex just minutes away from the Southern University of Science and Technology will be our home for the next 10 days.

We get a minimalistic Japanese style bedroom with two thin beds and a bathroom with a shower and hit the bed to start our journey.

Next morning we gather for breakfast at 7:30am and feast on a buffet of noodles, rice soup, eggs, bread, black tea and coffee.

The bus picks us up at 8:30 and we head to SUSTech to meet our colleagues from the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and Hong Kong  University (HKUST) for the first time. After an 8 minute ride we check in to get our name tags, campus guides and official summer program vests. We started the day with  a presentation about the partner universities and we continue our day with an ice breaking games  such as a scavenger hunt inside the campus and some video making.

Finally we head to the convention center and we have dinner all together as we watch the videos we made thought out the day.

We all got along very well and find chinese people very friendly, helpful and we are very curious to continue this adventure at their side.

The next day the competition started

The competition calls Da Vinci Challenge Camp 2019. It is an international business plan competition which the main idea is to develop a product or service with a business plan. They are tree school who participate at this international camp, the SUSTech (Southern University of Science and Technology) from Shenzhen, HKUST (Business school) from Hong Kong and Hes-so (University of Applied Science and Arts) from Switzerland.

For the competition with have eight team. Each team is compose by student from the three university. And they are three coach to help the student during the contest.

At the final presentation with are three jury who come from the enterprise UBS banking, Harman JBL and DJI. And they are choosing the winning team.

Frédéric, Andréa, Arnaud