Huge funding to fast-track area’s development
Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone (CDHT) has developed a new policy to attract more highlevel talents over the next five years.
The policy covers all aspects of support for talents to develop their businesses in the hightech zone, including startup support, company expansion, investment and financing, market exploration and life services.
Under the policy CDHT will spend 5 billion yuan ($750 million) over the next five years to support the development of high-level talents.
The high-tech zone will carry out six talent programs, to support researchers, makers, financial and commercial services talents, technicians and humanities experts.
It plans to attract at least 10,000 more overseas high-level talents by 2020. The high-tech zone also established a talent development association in late September.
Chen Yuanwei, a national One Thousand Talents Plan expert and chairman of the association, said it will integrate talent resources in the high-tech zone by holding industry exchange meetings and encouraging project cooperation and capital docking.
“Chengdu High-tech zone is growing into an international innovation and entrepreneurship center,” said Gan Lijun, director of the hightech zone’s labor and social security bureau.
“We will try our best to attract more global talents by creating an international service system and environment for innovative and pioneering work.”
Gan said CDHT will hold a series of events to recruit North America. talents world.
Fan Yi, Party chief of CDHT, said that “talent accumulation” is one of the seven major actions for the high-tech zone to become an international innovation and entrepreneurship center.
“Talent resource is the primary resource,” he said.
“The competition among regions is actually the competition to attract talents. To serve the talents is to serve the development.”
The previous talent policy of CDHT was carried out in November 2014.
According to the policy, the CDHT would spend at least 500 million yuan every year to bring in and cultivate high-level talents in fields such as next generation information networks, highend software and emerging information services, biological medicine, aeronautic from around the equipment and advanced environmental protection. Last year, CDHT gave a total of 420 million yuan in rewards to high-level talents.
Talents there could also he said. “There is great potential for cooperation between the Bay Area and Chengdu Hihg-tech zone.”
Lin Shengheng, founder of the Northern California Chinese Coalition, said he was impressed by the talent recruitment event.
“Although it’s the first time Chengdu High-tech zone and Tianfu Software Park have come to the United States to recruit talent, the event attracted many top personnel, which demonstrated their appeal,” he said.
The delegation also visited the world’s leading incubator, Plug and Play, and leading high-tech companies, including Google and Tesla.
Xu Junru, chairman of Chengdu Tianfu Software Park, said the park also strengthened the development of its US work station through the recruitment event.
According to Xu, the annual event will work as a gateway for Chengdu High-tech zone to enhance communication and exchanges with the world’s leading high-tech industries and top-level talents, and to help the high-tech zone bring in more projects and professionals from the US.
The Chengdu Tianfu Talent Recruitment activity has been held since 2007 in cities such as Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dalian. enjoy the talent policy carried out by the Chengdu city government.
To make the city a top choice for talents to develop new ideas or start businesses
More than 100 social recruitment and campus recruitment fairs are held each year, attracting 100,000 people annually and recruiting more than 8,000 of them for companies in the zone.
Xu said the Silicon Valley Stop is just the beginning of the overseas recruitment activities Chengdu Tianfu Talent Recruitment has planed.
“We will recruit a large number of high-level technological experts with an international vision from North America, Europe and Asia, to boost the development of the IT industry in Chengdu High-tech zone,” she said.
The next overseas talent recruitment event will be held in Seoul.
More work stations will also be set up overseas to aid in future holding of talent recruitment events, Xu said.
“Chengdu High-tech zone is targeted to become a globally leading high-tech park and an international innovation and entrepreneurship center,” she said. “This means we must treat industrial development and talent recruitment with a more global vision, and be passionate about attracting global talents.” Xu said Chengdu High-tech zone will provide high-level overseas talents with one-stop service to meet their needs and help them better blend in with work arrangements and the local lifestyle. in western China, Chengdu announced on Feb 14 that it had adopted a new talent policy and would establish a fund of up to 2 billion yuan.
For Nobel Prize laureates who launch startups in Chengdu, the financial aid could reach as much as 50 million yuan. Up to 100 million yuan could be granted to a research team.
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A global innovation center, the Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone now aims to be a cradle for international talents. investment of the zone in the next five years to support the development of high-level talent
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