Norwich Business School has welcomed the visit of Mr. Weiguo Wang, the Chair of Hanxin Capital and trying to create new venture opportunities for students.
Arranged by Dr. Yu Xiong, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management of the school, Mr. Wang first met with Prof. Neil Ward, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of UEA. They discussed the opportunities relating to the university’s newly built Enterprise Centre, and the incubator spaces for the students within the Centre. In a separate discussion with Prof. Raphael Markellos, who is the Director of Research of the School, Mr. Wang explored the opportunity relating to a newly designed degree programme, i.e., MSc in Enterprise and Business Creation, which aims to teach the students about how to start a real business. Mr. Wang hopes to help commercialize some early stage technologies, in the meantime, help some students to start their entrepreneurial careers.
What also interested Mr Wang significantly was the University’s ADAPT Group, which aims to support the university’s technology transfer and industry related activities. Dr. John French, the CEO of the Group, introduced the group’s 50 million GBP venture capital fund focus on low carbon and the environmental related technologies, as well as the recycling system techniques. As he mentioned, those environmental technologies would create big impacts in China, and he would like to try his best in improving China’s environment issues.
Mr. Weiguo Wang, and his business partner, Mr. Chaoyong Wang, bought 10% of Aston Martin in 2013, means they started to look at the UK business opportunities. Prior to this, their company, China Equity, has successfully invested Baidu, Sohu, and 70 more other highly influential companies. He shared his rich experience in the end of his visit with more than 40 UEA students.