Weimin LI, male, native of Chongqing, born in 1982, holds a Ph.D. in Economics
Weimin LI, male, native of Chongqing, born in 1982, holds a Ph.D. in Economics. He is the founder and director of China Future Creative Class (CFCC) Programme. He is currently a visiting professor at Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. His research interests include regional development, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Supervisor, awarded by Ministry of Education, China. He led A Research on the Evaluation of Counterpart Cooperation between Northeast and Counterpart Provinces and Cities in Eastern Areas, funded by National Development and Reform Commission, China.
Weimin LI launched the CFCC Programme and founded CFCC Cambridge Talent Incubator at St John’s Innovation Centre inviting more than 30 academies from University of Cambridge, Harvard University and Stanford University, for joint efforts to cultivate China Future Creative Class. He has organized international conferences, hosted entrepreneurial competitions, established companies and jointly research institutes, started talent IPO projects, and trained CFCC future partners to build an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. More than 20,000 college students have taken part in CFCC projects since 2013. More than 540 students have been selected to study in University of Cambridge, Harvard University and Stanford for a short term since 2014.
Weimin LI is an associate professor of regional economics in Liaoning University and serves as the pioneer in innovation and entrepreneurship of Liaoning Province. He also connected St. John's Innovation Centre with Guangzhou Huangpu Development District to build China Cambridge Innovation Park.