News Release / Chief Designer Zeng Weiping Appointed as Chief Scientist of the Future Business Pattern Laboratory

We are honored to announce thatZeng Weiping,Chief Designer of ZWP Design,will actas Chief Scientist ofthe Future Business Pattern Laboratory,Entrepreneurship Research Center on G20 Economies,Tsinghua University.

Initiating from business research,the Future Business Pattern Laboratory studies new models and new trades of business pattern and its significance in entrepreneurship and economic development in the context of international changes, and aims to be a dynamic interdisciplinary research platform that explores future lifestyles and civilization forms of human beings.

01The G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center,Tsinghua University

The G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center was established jointly by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Tsinghua University as commissioned by the former. The Lab aims to promote the implementation of the consensus reached by G20 leaders at the Hangzhou Summit in 2016 and the G20 Labor Employment Ministers’ Declaration, and enable China’s leading role in G20 Entrepreneurship Action Plan.

On January 11, 2017, the G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center was inaugurated in Tsinghua University under the witness of more than 200 attendees, including Minister Yin Weimin and Vice Minister Kong Changsheng of Human Resources and Social Security, Secretary of CPC Tsinghua University Committee Chen Xu, Vice President of Tsinghua University Yang Bin, as well as officials from embassies of G20 countries in China, senior representatives of international organizations in China, heads of relevant departments of the Chinese government, and experts, scholars and entrepreneurs from the field of entrepreneurship.

On January 11, 2017, Yin Weimin, Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, and Chen Xu, Secretary of the CPC Tsinghua University Committee, unveiling the plague for the Entrepreneurship Research Center on G20 Economies.

Group Photo dated January 11, 2017; from left to right: Hao Bin, Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; Professor Gao Jian, Secretary of the CPC Committee, School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University (Tsinghua SEM); Tim De Meyer, Director of Country Office for China and Mongolia, International Labour Organization (ILO); Kong Changsheng, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security; Yin Weimin, Minister of Human Resources and Social Security; Chen Xu, Secretary of CPC Tsinghua University Committee; Dr. Christophe Eick, Minister of German Embassy in China; Professor Yang Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University; Xu Enyi, Deputy Head of the International Department of All-China Federation of Trade Unions; Wu Daohuai, Director General of the Department of Employment Promotion, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security;, and Sponsor Tang Xiaoxu.

The inauguration ceremony of the Entrepreneurship Research Center on G20 Economies on January 11, 2017.

02 The Future Business Pattern Laboratory

Chen Xu, Secretary of CPC Tsinghua University Committee, pointed out that the establishment of the G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center not only meets the strategic demands of China, but also has great significance for Tsinghua University to develop internationalized talents in innovation and entrepreneurship. Nowadays when major economies are shifting their national strategies to focus on innovation-driven development and China is vigorously promoting mass entrepreneurship and innovation, the G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center is envisioned to be a global entrepreneurship research center that can exert influence on academic and policy-making issues and contribute to the success of entrepreneurship and employment through its research results.

Business is the name card of a city, a window to look into history, and a portrait of people’s life. In the ever-changing development context across the world, the Future Business Pattern Laboratory adheres to the research philosophy of cross-discipline, cross-sector, feasibility, and efficiency proposed by the G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center. It aims to further explore new space, new models and new trades for the future business development from a global perspective, and studies the development trend and innovation impetus of the global business pattern. It will create a platform integrating academia with industry, and theory with practice, so as to advance the theoretical and practical innovation of global business pattern.

The Future Business Pattern Laboratory is led by Director Gao Jian who concurrently serves as Director of the G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center, and professor & PhD Supervisor of Tsinghua SEM; the Executive Director Nie Ying who works as an Associate Professor and PhD supervisor of Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University (AADTHU); and the Chief Scientist Zeng Weiping who is also the Vice President of Beijing Qingshang Architectural Design and Research Institute, a subsidiary held by Tsinghua University.

03 Principals

Gao Jian, Director

irector, Future Business Pattern Laboratory

Director, G20 Entrepreneurship Research Center, Tsinghua University

Professor & PhD Supervisor, Department in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Tsinghua SEM

Chinese Head, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)

Nie Ying,Executive Director

Executive Director, Future Business Pattern Laboratory

Associate Professor & PhD Supervisor, AADTHU

Director, Design & Craft Research Institute, AADTHU

Zeng Weiping,Chief Scientist

Chief Scientist, Future Business Pattern Laboratory

Vice President, Beijing Qingshang Architectural Design and Research Institute

Chief Senior Scientist, Institute of Interior Design & Material Application, AADTHU

Vice President, Design Committee, China Building Decoration Association (CBDA)

Figures of Top 10 Design Brands in China

CBDA Top 10 Outstanding Designer

Top 10 Chinese Designer of the Year

CIDA Top 10 Person of the Year

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