UM-SJTU JI: Centre For Entrepreneurship

Centre For Entrepreneurship (CFE) was established in April 2017, as an extension of collaborative work across University of Michigan (UM) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) on entrepreneurship education. It is led by Professor Pradeep Ray (JI CFE Director) with academics from JI and SJTU. CFE also works closely with alumni and industry partners at various levels (large corporate establishments and local medium sized companies).


The main objectives of JI CFE are to promote entrepreneurship education at undergraduate, graduate and practitioner levels based on ongoing developments at the UM and SJTU in collaboration with the industry partners of JI:

  • Development of academic programs and courses on entrepreneurship at undergraduate, graduate and practitioner levels in UMJI-SJTU
  • Development of pracfticum courses on entrepreneurship at UMJI-SJTU in collaboration with industry partners
  • Promote entrepreneurship amongst UMJI-SJTU students and alumni based on various extracurricular activities, such as
  • Organizing Meet the Entrepreneur Lecture Series involving a lecture by a successful entrepreneur at UMJI-SJTU twice a year
  • Hosting annual JI Student Entrepreneurship Competition in English Research projects on Entepreneurship in Mobile Technologies for Social Issues (e.g., healthcare) involving multiple countries (e.g., One Belt One Road Initiative)

Our Mission

  • To become a leader in Entrepreneurship Education in Asia
  • Demonstrate Entrepreneurship Education through major programs in Undergraduate and Graduate Levels
  • Demonstrate Leadership in Inter-disciplinary entrepreneurship activities through global bodies, such as IEEE, UN bodies and industry partners