COVID-19 Update:
Due to the global impact of COVID-19, we have made the hard decision and regret to announce that we have to cancel the upcoming 2020 “Idea Explorer”Innovation and Entrepreneurship Global Summer Camp. Thanks for your keen interest to our IE Summer Camp. We look forward to reinstating the program and welcoming you to ZJU in the 2021 summer.
June 14 - July 4, 2020
3 weeks
Explore entrepreneurial China and have fun
Welcome to our 3-week intensive but stimulating summer camp and have an enriching summer in the most entrepreneurial region of China.
Spend the morning time with ZJU professors to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship and then head into the city to visit tech giants and aspiring startups.
Have fun with your classmates in practicing Chinese language skills, writing Calligraphy, and performing Tai chi.
Explore evidence of modern-ancient exchanges in Hangzhou, a city that Marco Polo called “the finest and the most splendid in the world.”
What’s in it for me?
Enhancing academic standing

Through exposure to the knowledge sets covering different facets of entrepreneurship, you will gain an understanding of what innovation and entrepreneurship look like and mean.

Exploring ideas

Working with peers through facilitated group discussions, you will be tasked with creating a business initiative to fine-tune the ideas you are itching to turn into reality.

Tasting entrepreneurial China

Immersed in the region’s thriving innovation and entrepreneurial atmosphere, you will observe and learn from the business settings via onsite visits and networking events with entrepreneurs.

Experiencing vibrant Hangzhou life

Take a boat ride on the West Lake, hike through the surrounding tea fields and enjoy marvelous landscapes and vibrant life of Hangzhou, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and New York Times world’s top places to go.  

Doing Business in China: An Economic Perspective
Doing Business with China: A Cultural Perspective
Innovating for Good Enough Markets
Entrepreneurship in China
Market Analysis in China
Business Model Designing and Innovation
Entrepreneurial Finance
Intellectual Property Business in China
Program Dates

*Please note that program dates are subject to change.

Day 1 Arrival & Registration

Day 2 Opening & Orientation

Day 3 Courses begin

· 8-10 lectures

· 3-4 Company visits

· 4-5 Cultural activities

Day 20 Final presentation

Day 21 Farewell & Departure


Applicants from partner universities
All other applicants
Program fee
CNY 2,800
CNY 8,800
CNY 4,000
CNY 4,000

The fees include tuition (waived for students from partner universities), lecture materials, accommodation, company visits, and cultural activities.

Not included: meals, optional weekend trips, international travel expenses, visa application, insurance, etc.

An additional CNY 400 will be charged by ZJU International College for students requiring for JW202 Form.

*Please note that the fees are non-refundable.

How to apply

Application deadline: March 15, 2020

All applicants need to fill out the online application form and you will be contacted and advised for the next step.

For applicants from partner universities, please consult your home university and nominations will be submitted through university coordinator. 

Who may apply

College students with basic business/economic knowledge are eligible to apply. All courses are conducted fully in English. Students shall have intermediate or proficient English language skills.

Contact Us


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