The Hub has developed an early stages incubator for the innovative entrepreneurship ideas of staff and students and is in the process of developing a fab lab for prototyping. The role of the IIH is to harness the innovation infrastructure to serve the XJTLU and wider community, whether these are XJTLU staff and alumni and/or external entrepreneurs needing assistance and guidance.
The XJTLU International Innovation Hub has strong links with the Jiangsu Government’s initiative to create the South Jiangsu National Innovation Demonstration Area (SJNIDA). From its strategic location in Suzhou Industrial Park, XJTLU International Innovation Hub is well-positioned to participate in the SJNIDA initiative and also earn the support of other local, provincial and national programmes focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.
The spaces of the International Innovation Hub are shared with the International Technology Transfer Centre on the South Campus, and are used for showcasing new technologies and harnessing the results of the two centres' collaboration.