Social Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition conducted the second workshop – Business Presentation Workshop
NSYSU Hult Prize club held the Social Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition, which is assisted and supervised by the College of Management, and the Office of Career Development. The second workshop: Business Presentation Workshop, was held on the 4th of December. The NSYSU Hult Prize Club invited Sophia Chia-Chen Wu to teach students the best practices of business presentations.
Lecturer Sophia has more than 20 years of teaching experience and she also received training from the US ICF International Training Alliance and has more than 300 workshop experience. When the students learned that Lecturer Sophia would give instruction on English presentation skills, they all expressed that they were looking forward to the presentation workshop.
The atmosphere of the workshop was relaxed and pleasant. The students responded positively to the questions raised by Lecturer Wu. The students not only learned how to improve their English presentation skills in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere but also learned how to arrange and design the presentation page, allowing listeners to quickly grasp the key points of the proposal and listen carefully to the content of the proposal report.
Sophia designed a series of courses for the Business Presentation Workshop, which included “Introduction of Learning Map”, “Four Main Types of Presentation”, “DMU”,” Analysis of Presentation Purpose”, “Analysis and Practice of Presentation Structure”, and “One-minute Presentation”. The coach helped students make use of the presentation skills to prove their final presentation by explaining 24 presentation key points, for the purpose of efficiently optimizing their final report.
The next weekend, December 11th would be the formal competition day of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition Day. The purpose of the Business Presentation Workshop was to help the teams evaluate and improve their presentation skills and to inculcate the best methods of doing presentations. The NSYSU Hult Prize Club is looking forward to the competing teams using the skills learned from the workshop during their final proposal for the competition.
(Written by Cho,Yi-Jen , proofread by College of Management)
Social Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition held on Dec. 11th
NSYSU Hult Prize club held the 2021 Social Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition, which is assisted and supervised by the College of Management, and the Office of Career Development. After 2 months of preparation, the competition was held on December 11th, 2021. The issue was “Getting The World Back To Work”, to encourage students to come up with creative proposals, and create over 2,000 local jobs in the post-epidemic era.
A total of 16 teams, 63 people in total, participated in the case competition. The participants were mostly from the “Business Ethics and Social Responsibility” course, which is instructed by Professor Chien-Yuan Sher and Professor Ryan Brading. The team members were from various countries and different professional fields, but their common target was to come up with a social innovation idea. The champion of the case competition has to represent NSYSU at the national level in Taiwan. The NSYSU Hult Prize Club also invited the winner of the 2015 Hult Prize, Ms. Jessi Fu, Executive Director of HeartTalk Design, Jia-Ming, Tai, and professor from NSYSU Financial Management, Pei-Shih Weng to serve as the judges. They had the difficult task of selecting the winner, based on four standards: Completion, Innovation, Creation, and Social Impact, as well as giving students feedback and suggestions.
During the competition, each team introduced the team's proposal to the three judges, and the report and the Q&A sessions were conducted in English. The content of the team proposals covered a wide range of issues, including the resolution of leftover food problems, urban green parks, and the reduction of electronic waste. It fully demonstrates the spirit of the new generation to pay attention to social issues and try to come up with solutions. The review is also in the process of judging, and based on its own practical experience, put forward more practical methods and opinions for team proposals. After the competition, the contestants all stated that the comments of the judges benefited them a lot, and they also provided great help to students who are interested in making their ideas into real businesses.
The final top 3 winning teams of 2021 Social Innovation and Entrepreneur Competition were ERA, Wenergy, and PeeCa Chew. ERA set a core target of reducing E-waste pollution and built a new business model and designed a new recycling process. Wenergy focused on sustainable bioenergy and promotion of reusing the energy under different circumstances. PeeCa Chew created a new product “PeeCa NUTRI” to solve the food waste problem and help people with disabilities get back to work. Era received a reward of NT$5,000 and an admission ticket to the Taiwan finals.
We hope that Era will perform excellently at the Taiwan finals, so that their creativity can be seen by more people, in order to solve social issues. The second runner-up Wenergy received NT$3,000 in prize money, and the second runner-up PeeCa Chew won the prize money of NT$2,000. Executive Director of HeartTalk Design, Jia-Ming, Tai also actively expressed that if PeeCa Chew has actual product output in the future, it can help them put their products on the shelves and gave the participating teams great encouragement and help.
All the participating teams came up with proposals that are related to our daily life, concerned of social news and life issues, and shared the business models and their operating possibilities. We look forward to having these creative ideas put into action in the near future.
With NGGoodFood and Sunny Bubao’s gracious contribution to NSYSU Hult Prize Club, and continuously developing social influence. The support from corporations is always one of the important factors that we are able to annually organize our events. Again, thanks to your involvement and advice which is indispensable to us. Without these, we cannot make our competition better.
About NGGoodFood：https://supr.link/tVIaX . NGGoodFood purchases vegetables which were rejected for their odd shapes to produce cookies whose ingredients contain over 50% of vegetables. Since November 2019, NGGoodFood has used approximately 120 kilograms of vegetables which had been rejected, and also reduced 120kg of greenhouse gases.
Sunny Bubao：https://supr.link/gqNFg .Due to Typhoon Morakot, many residents in the mountainous area of Kaohsiung were forced to relocate to Da’ai Village, Shanlin District. After they were resettled, the Tzu Chi Foundation introduced local companies to coach them in sewing techniques. In order to stabilize income, they established a cooperative society brand, named Sunny Bubao. Not only have they improved local employment opportunities, but the products have also been highly recognized for their high quality.
It is hoped that in the near future, social issues in Zhongshan can arouse students’ heated discussions and attract students to propose solutions. The School of Management of National Sun Yat-sen University will also promote the goal of ethics, social responsibility, and sustainable education, and cultivate relevant talents.
(Written by Cho,Yi-Jen , proofread by College of Management)
【College of Management】College of Management European Partner School Expo 2021
For the first time in two years, the Office of International Exchange of National Sun Yat-sen University’s College of Management held its “European Partner School Expo” on December 15, 2021 in Tian Yong Hall on the 11th floor of the Library Building. Due to the impact of the global pandemic, only students from European partner schools were allowed to come on exchange this semester. Student representatives from 8 countries and 12 partner schools were invited to participate in the event. The students were from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University/DHBW (Germany), University of Munich (Germany), University of Mannheim (Germany), Hanken School of Economics (Finland), Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), University of Liège (Belgium), Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), University of Hradec Králové (Czech Republic), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy), Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland), ISCID-CO (France), and KEDGE (France).
At the beginning of the event, Professor Mia Hsiao-Wen Ho, Director of the College of Management’s Office of International Exchange, gave an opening speech and presented souvenirs to the student representatives of each school as a token of appreciation. Director Ho said: “The College of Management has signed partner school contracts with many schools. I hope that through this event, students can make full use of the internationalization resources of the College of Management and get to know more about the partner schools through the exchange of information with the student representatives of each school. The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, and I hope the situation can get better and better in the future.”
During the event, representatives from partner schools and Taiwanese students had lively exchanges and interaction, taking advantage of the opportunity for one-on-one conversation to learn more about the international resources of our partner schools and of the College of Management. Taiwanese students who plan to become exchange students or participate in double degree programs in the future also used the opportunity to establish international contacts. At the same time, to encourage students to get to know more about different partner schools, the organizer, the College’s Office of International Exchange Office, encouraged students to collect stamps from each school's booth. Students who collected all the stamps could redeem the stamp book for a supermarket merchandise card, a raffle ticket for a bookstore book gift certificate, and a beautiful Christmas lunch box container.
The student representatives from each school said that the event was very interesting and they were honored to represent their school and interact with Taiwanese students. The Taiwanese students expressed that they enjoyed this type of activity and found it very useful, especially because they could interact with foreign students directly and learn about the schools they are interested in through them.
(Written by An-Hsu Hsueh, IBMBA student/Edited by the College of Management)
[ACT] Learning Without Borders: the Global Business Management Program brings you to the world – 2021/2022 ACT Program Taiwan Module Online Opening
The College of Management’s ACT Global Business Management Program is a multinational program offered in collaboration with Johannes Kepler University in Austria and the University of Victoria in Canada. Since its establishment in 2005, the program has been well received by students and has produced many management professionals with international mobility. Participating students move from Canada to Taiwan to Austria within 9 months. In addition to understanding the management characteristics, business background, policies, and strategies of each region, participants will also learn management-related knowledge in a step-by-step manner. They will also be assigned to different student groups in the three regions to train them to quickly adapt to the working patterns of different teams and to communicate more effectively. However, due to pandemic and different norms of disease prevention in different countries, the Taiwan module is once again taught online this year. An online opening event was held on November 22. This year, there are 33 students from 11 different countries, including the United States, Nigeria, Canada, Taiwan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, Thailand, Austria, and Germany, adding cultural diversity to the cross-country course designed of regional business management in three continents.
The opening ceremony of the ACT Taiwan module was held by the College of Management’s Office of International Exchange team and was started off by the Office’s director, Professor Mia Hsiao-Wen Ho. Director Ho said the ACT program provides an opportunity to learn from peers from around the world, and she hopes that students of the program can gain an enriched international perspective and develop their Cultural Intelligence Quotient while gaining business management expertise.
After the warm words of encouragement and blessings from the director, her colleagues from the Office of International Exchange introduced the course curriculum, faculty, and the list of student groups for the Taiwan module. Although the students are unfortunately not able to visit Taiwan to experience the spirit and warmth of NSYSU’s people first hand, nor are they able to visit Taiwanese companies and experience the local culture, the Office of International Exchange and the module instructors still strive to break through barriers by inviting experts, scholars, and experienced entrepreneurs to teach them by example, bringing the unity of practice and theory into the online classroom. For example, in the course “The Asian Business Context,” Dr. Hedy Ho, Director of Category Management and Device Partner Solution Sales for Microsoft Asia Pacific, will lead the students to discuss the importance and development of digital transformation. Mr. Ken Chuang, CEO of Rainmaking Innovation, will share with students how to prepare innovation teams for ever-changing industry trends during the course “Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” A total of six leaders from industry and academia have been invited to share their knowledge and rich experience with the students during the two courses. We look forward to the participants' successful completion of this three-month Taiwan module.
At the end of the opening ceremony, the participants were invited to introduce themselves and share their expectations for the Taiwan module. Although they are not able to visit Taiwan, the participants from different countries still responded enthusiastically and are looking forward to stimulating cross-cultural communication and thinking with their new group members.
(Written by Yu-Tzu Huang, IBMBA student/Edited by the College of Management)
Turning the Tide: Technological Innovation and Social Enterprise Proposal Competition
In the past two years, countries around the world have encountered huge challenges in terms of health policies, economic development, and social values in the face of the worldwide pandemic. Therefore, how to incorporate the perspectives of impact investment, sustainable development, technological innovation, and corporate social responsibility in rapidly changing times to solve major social problems is currently one of the most important issues. For the past seven years, National Sun Yat-sen University’s Social Enterprise Development and Research Center has held an annual social enterprise proposal competition, in order to give students from colleges and universities across the country a better understanding of the nature and meaning of social enterprises. From September to December of this year (2021), the “Turning the Tide: Technological Innovation and Social Enterprise Proposal Competition” was held with a focus on several major issues of concern. The competition was divided into seven themes, including: aging and physical and mental disabilities; ecology and environment; circular economy; local creativity; education, culture and innovation; and user-friendly technology.
Twelve teams were selected to participate in the final round of the competition. Members of these teams were able to attend the “Social Enterprise Innovation Business Model Workshop” held on November 27-28, free of charge. On the morning of the first day of the workshop, participants visited two local social enterprises: Taiwan AgriGaia Social Enterprise and Shanlin Gourd Art Workshop. Taiwan ArgiGaia's “Bionic Underground Irrigation System,” recognized by five invention patents, is an original technology that improves crop nutrition while maintaining sustainable and healthy soil, while their product “Herbal Hand Cream” was awarded a silver medal in 2021 by MondeSelect Quality Assessment. Shanlin Gourd Art Workshop, established in 2006, uses natural gourds to create handmade artwork, creative daily products, environmental protection products, and products for technology, improving the status and economic value of gourds. In the afternoon of the first day and on the second day, many industry experts and mentors were invited to give a workshop at Mount Beatitude Social Welfare Cultural Education Center, including I-Chun Tuan, Insurance Business Strategy and Personal Financial Management and Risk Planning Consultant; Jih-Sheng Lo, Director of the Department of Digital Content Technology at National Taichung University of Education; Po-Shou Chen, Kaohsiung City Social Innovation Association Chairman; Hui-Ling Wei, General Manager of City Creativity Development Consulting Co., Ltd., and Chi-Min Hsieh, CEO of Adventrip Co., Ltd. The whole process was carried out with a cross-school and cross-domain problem-solving-oriented approach. Through group discussions and creative ideas, cross-disciplinary exchange and learning, interaction and sharing, as well as consultation with mentors, we work together to complete a comprehensive proposal for a social enterprise business model.
The final competition was held on December 10 on the 6th floor of the International Research Building of National Sun Yat-sen University. Specially invited judges included Chun-Kuei Peng, Chairman of the GWG Social Charity Foundation; Min-Chieh Kang, General Manager of Pan-Fei Technology Co., Ltd.; Jui-Hung Chien, CEO of Dahao Wenchuang Public Relations Consulting Company; and Yu-Chun Lin, Associate of Deloitte & Touche. After presentations and an intense round of questions from the judges, the winning teams were selected from the 12 finalist teams: gold, silver, and bronze medal awards were given to one team each, and three teams received an honorable mention award. Finally, judge Jui-Hung Chien encouraged the participating teams to keep working hard to solve social problems regardless of whether they won an award or not and to review the suggestions made by the judges so that they will be able to improve and achieve great results to showcase in the future.
By deepening the conversation about major
issues, this event combines sustainability, innovation, intelligence,
technology and social enterprise to achieve a cross-campus, cross-disciplinary,
creative and forward-looking model of cultivating students. The Social
Enterprise Development and Research Center’s Director Yih Jeng is very grateful to all the judges for their valuable
suggestions and guidance. He also believes that this event will provide
participating teams with different perspectives and learning opportunities and
hopes that all teams can continue to work hard to improve and solve social