ABB launches its first university innovation contest—Power of Innovation

Beijing, May 14, 2012 – ABB’s first university innovation contest “Power of Innovation” was unveiled on May 14. The contest aims to inspire the innovation spirit of university students, provide a platform for participants to exchange ideas with experts from the power industry, and identify potential talents. Participants can not only have a deeper understanding of ABB as a world’s leader in power and automation technology, but also have the chance to win big awards and job opportunities from ABB China.

The theme of this year’s university innovation contest is Power of Innovation, which involves 4 areas in energy efficiency, new energy power generation, smart grid, and smart building. Senior university students, including students pursuing their postgraduate or doctoral degrees, are entitled to registration.

The review panel is consisted of ABB’s experts and senior management, as well as experts and professors from China’s renowned power-related institutions and associations. There are 4 categories of awards, which will be granted to finalists at the paper-defense and award ceremony held at ABB China’s headquarters in Beijing. In addition, all finalists will have internship or job opportunities at ABB China.

ABB China’s Chief Technology Officer Liu Qianjin said, “As the world’s leader in power and automation technologies, ABB always regards innovation as our own DNA. We aim to cultivate domestic talents and further dig out potential market demand through innovation. This is in line with ABB’s ‘In China for China’ strategy. We hope to ignite university students’ passion in innovation through this contest, and to provide new blood to technological innovation of China’s power sector.

The deadline for the contest is June 30. Please click for more detailed information.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 18,300 employees, 35 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 80 cities.

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