Go! SDGs丨Unleash the Power of SDGs



The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.


▲(The Sustainable Development Goals)

Event Background

2019 National Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week Shenzhen Venue & The 5th Shenzhen International Maker Week plans to organize Go! SDGs. The event will bring together outstanding young talents and maker representatives from Shenzhen, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. The participants will develop innovative, implementable and replicable solutions for sustainable development goals by working collaboratively and performing the spirit of innovation during the field trip and innovation process.The event, themed on ‘Unleash the Power of SDGs’, will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton located at Futian District, Shenzhen from June 5 to June 6, 2019. During the event, field trip to Shuiwei urban village in Futian District will be conducted. Participants will investigate, research, and have an in-depth discussion on the  innovative and effective solutions for the sustainable development of Shenzhen city so as to further accelerate the construction of national sustainable development agenda innovation demonstration zone in Shenzhen and make contribution to the development of Shenzhen, China and the whole world.


The event consists of four sections: 
  1. Go! SDGs Innovation Tour
  2. Opening Ceremony
  3. Innovation Process
  4. Pitching 

The event adopts innovative activities such as field trip, brainstorming, and innovation process to strengthen the understanding on the UN sustainable development goals and  the existing problems of the Shenzhen cities and local communities by outstanding young talents of the city so as to develop feasible solutions for the sustainable development of Shenzhen.

Event Information

2019 National Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week Shenzhen Venue & The 5th Shenzhen International Maker Week Go! SDGs

Theme: Unleash the Power of SDGs

Date & Time: June 5, 2019-June 6, 2019

Location: Shenzhen Futian Shuiwei urban village,Four Points By Sheraton


Hosted by: Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government

Organized by: Shenzhen Municipal Development and Reform Commission, Shenzhen Municipal Technology and Innovation Commission, District Governments, Shenzhen-Shanwei Special Cooperation Zone

Co-organized by: Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association, Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab

Supported by: Handshake 302

Event Schedule

Activity 1:Go! SDGs Innovation tour

Date & Time: June 5, 2019 09:00-12:00

Location: Shenzhen Futian Shuiwei urban village (Gathering at Exit D of Fumin Station on Longhua Line and go to Shuiwei urban village)

08:30-09:00 Assembly at Water village

09:00-12:00 Water village Go! SDGs Innovation tour

Activity 2:Opening Ceremony

Date & Time: June 5, 2019 14:00-14:45

Location: Four Points By Sheraton Shenzhen, 4th Floor, HongKong Room

13:30-14:00    Sign in

14:00-14:05    Opening Address

14:05-14:10    Speech by Judge representative

14:10-14:15    Speech by Facilitator representative

14:15-14:20    Speech by Shenzhen City/Futian District Official

14:20-14:25    Opening session on stage

14:25-14:45    Tea Break

Activity 3: Innovation Process

Date & Time: June 5, 2019 14:45-June 6, 2019 15:00

Location: Four Points By Sheraton Shenzhen, 4th Floor, HongKong Room

(1)June 5, Afternoon

14:45-15:00    Introduction by Mary Ann O’Donnell

15:00-16:00    Writing Workshop

16:00-18:00    Research Workshop

(2)June 6, Morning

09:00-09:30    Gathering and warm-up

09:30-11:30    Innovation Process-Testing & Implementing

11:30-13:00    Pitching finalize and submit PowerPoint to organizing committee


Activity 4:Pitching

Date & Time: June 6, 2019 15:00-18:30

Location: Four Points By Sheraton Shenzhen, 4th Floor, HongKong Room

15:00-15:30    Pitching Preparation

15:30-15:40    Opening Address

15:40-16:00    Summing-up by Mrs. Mary Ann O’Donnell

16:00-17:50    Team Pitching

17:50-18:05    Rating review

18:05-18:20    Pitching review awards the winning team

18:20-18:30    Group photo




Guest Introduction

 Project Mentors

Mary Ann O’Donnell 马立安

Co-Founder of the Handshake 302 Art Space

Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology

Artist-Ethnographer Mary Ann O’Donnell has sought alternative ways of inhabiting Shenzhen, the flagship of China’s post Mao economic reforms. O’Donnell creates and contributes to projects that reconfigure and repurpose shared spaces, where our worlds mingle and collide, sometimes collapse, and often implode. Ongoing projects include her blog, “Shenzhen Noted” and the Handshake 302 Art Space in Baishizhou. In January 2017, the University of Chicago Press published Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City, which she co-edited with Winnie Wong and Jonathan Bach. Her research has been published in positions: east asian cultures critique, TDR: The Drama Review, and the Hong Kong Journal of Cultural Studies. O’Donnell curated the “Migrations: Home and Elsewhere” exhibition at the P+V Gallery for the seventh edition of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture. Shenzhen Economic Daily recognized as one of Shenzhen’s top ten creatives in 2018.


Zhang Kaiqin 张凯琴

Co founder of Handshake 302

Member of the Chinese Sculpture Society

Member of Korea International Natural Art Organization, Yatooi

Kaiqin Zhang was born in Kunming, Yunnan province, China mainland, currently working for an independent art organization, Handshake 302,Shenzhen, China.

After studying in the States, she returned to Shenzhen and immersed herself in the public art field. She’s participated and completed many large-scale public art projects commissioned by government, and studied public art system.She current focus is on the Shenzhen local area. She’s working with local curators, artists and professionals in various fields, to explore the potential of public art’s development in the area. They are running an art space, Handshake 302, in the Baishizhou urban village for inviting people from various backgrounds to enjoy arts and communication.

Kaiqin’s works have been part of many contemporary art exhibits in Mainland China, US, Japan, France, Turkey, Korea, etc. The works of her organization, Handshake 302, has entered 3 times of the Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture,Shenzhen from 2013-2017. Her personal art works have entered Tsukuba International Artist-in-Residence program 2015 and 2018, the Nishinomia Funasaka Biennale 2012 in Japan and Kemijarvi Wood Sculpting Symposium 2011 in Finland , the Washington Project for the Arts 2011 Experimental Media Series. She’s also been invited to join the The Global Nomadic Art Project from 2014 to 2017 by Yatoo-i of Korea.


Wu Dan 吴丹

COO of Handshake 302

Since 2014, Wu Dan has been the project manager at Handshake 302, consistently finding the balance point in complex art projects. She is a graphic designer and project implementor, with a focus on urbanization, its challenges and the quality of human life in cities. Wu Dan is committed to using the power of creativity and design to communicate and improve the world we live in. She played a key role in the success of the 2017 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture Longhua (Dalang) Sub-Venue and has helped organize and curate the 2013 and 2014 Shenzhen Public Sculpture Exhibitions. Her rich experience in public art and her concern for urban environments inform her work.


Liu He 刘赫

Co-founder of Handshake 302

Event Producer of Handshake 302

Since 2013, Liu He has focused on event planning at Handshake 302, using this role to explore the artistic possibilities of curation and the educational potential of games. As a freelancer, Liu He has designed classes, curated exhibitions, managed large-scale exhibitions, and organized art volunteers throughout the city. Form 2011-2015, Liu He was responsible for venue management at the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture, as well as taking an active role in developing the Biennale’s public education and outreach.

  Moderator of Pitching Session

Yang Yang 杨漾

Founder of UniMaker

CTO of Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab

Yang Yang is the Founder of UniMaker and now work as CTO of SZOIL (Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab).

He graduated from Engineering Systems in University of Warwick, involved in Low Volume Manufacturing and customisation. He worked as a designer for ThyssenKrupp Accessibility (UK) Ltd. After 11 year in the UK, he returned to Shenzhen and had his own startup to build up 3D printers and 3D printing education in 2012, created 3D printing brand UniMaker. He work with many makerspaces and incubators all over China. After years in the manufacturing supply chain, Yang is managing World Maker Group (WMG) to help hardware startups bring their prototype into production all over the world, including many succeeded Kickstarter projects manufactured in China. He Joined HNA Quantum Intelligence (a HNA Technology Group company) for Smart Containers and Autonomous Delivery Vehicles in 2017 to 2018. His entrepreneurial story has been reported on EETimes, CCTV and the BBC.

Jury Members of Pitching Session 

Expert Advisor for Internationalization, Nanshan Education Bureau

School Inspector, Education Supervision Office for the People’s Government of Nanshan District

Foreign Vice Principal, Qianhai Harbour School & Yucai Number 4 Primary School

Joseph Strzempka currently serves as an Expert Advisor, School Inspector, and Foreign Vice Principal for Internationalization and Reform in the Nanshan Education Bureau, Shenzhen, China. He works closely with local government officials, administrators, principals, and teachers to cultivate community and international partnerships, reform school inspection criteria, advance student-centered pedagogies, and develop interdisciplinary curricula. One of his signature projects has been facilitating collaboration between the United Nations’ World’s Largest Lesson and the Shenzhen Municipal Government “Good Curriculum” development program to author a Chinese language textbook, Introduction to Global Literacies for Sustainable Development, to engage public school students in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. In support of this work, Joseph was awarded a fellowship from the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and the Network for Promotion of Sustainability in Post-Graduate Education Research (ProSPER.Net) in Melbourne, Australia in Leadership for Urban Sustainable Development.


Harry Wang 王智忠

ESG Officer

Director of Global Human Resources – d.light design inc.

Harry now serves the leading social enterprise d.light as the ESG Officer, Group HR Director and Director of the firm’s Great China Division. Before that, Harry worked for BP and E&Y.

Since Jul 2009, Harry leads the efforts of building capability for d.light in both product innovation & supply chain management, as well as driving strategic initiatives, including: organizational development, process re-engineering and talent development. Partnering the Executive team as a business advisor, he had supported the company in building sales and marketing forces in major markets across the globe. In addition, Harry also developed unique approaches to drive the value and culture alignments of the company across very diverse cultural background of teams around the world.

Harry‘s rich experience growing tech-startups has made him a very unique HR professional and a true business partner with deep insights in product innovation and business development.  Harry is also mastered in designing/deploying people strategy for companies in different phases as strategic management consultants.

Harry holds a Bachelor Degree of HRM from Beijing Normal University, also a certified consultant for the Birkman Method.



Li Honggang helps create Intel Mass Maker Accelerator Program(IMMA).

He was responsible for a series of Edison projects, Robot projects and IoT projects based on Intel technologies. He leads the development of open source software “SmartNode/AI”, and designs the Intel Smart Hardware Package, which includes a suite of smart hardware kits.

He served Intel from the year of 2007 to 2015 and filed more than 50 international patents.

Registration requirements

  • Proficiency in English
  • Bring your own laptop
  • After registration, sudden dropping out is not allowed for it will affect the team coherence and the final pitching
  • We will take the Shuiwei Urban Village as an example to explore the existing problems in urban and local communities. Applicants need to think about the problems in the local community from multiple angles and try to figure out a solution in the 2-day event

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Meet the domestic and international prestigious guests in sustainable development field at Four Points by Sheraton from June 5 to June 6 and let’s explore the status and solutions of sustainable development so as to further accelerate the construction of national sustainable development agenda innovation demonstration zone in Shenzhen and make contribution to the development of Shenzhen, China, and the whole world.