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Ningbo to Attract High-Tech Talents

September 21, 2015, 15:50 updated at: September 21, 2015, 16:43 UTC+3
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NINGBO, China, Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/. Ningbo, in East China's Zhejiang province, is to attract high-tech talents home and abroad and innovative projects in the city via its upcoming Ningbo Week of Talents, Science and Technology from Oct 10 to 14 to strengthen the city's economic development.

The five-day event will provide more than 7,800 job opportunities to high-tech talents who are intended to work in the city. Among the job vacancies, 300 of them will be offered annual salaries from 150,000 yuan to 800,000 yuan.

In addition, more than 700 scientific and technological achievements are presented for industrialization and commercialization.

It will invite 4,000 companies and more than 6,000 high-tech talents to gather together and discuss cooperation details. There will be 20 activities under five categories.

The activities include job fairs for different categories of talents, startup competitions for various industries, a talent development forum and scientific and technological program cooperation fairs.

This year's event is expected to provide new driving forces to the city's development under the Belt and Road Initiative and its target of constructing portal economic circle.

First held in 2006, the Ningbo Week of Talents, Science and Technology has been playing an important role to the city's talent strategy for nine consecutive years. It has attracted talents, research centers and universities from more than 30 countries and regions to participate.

The number of participants has exceeded 280,000 people, while 24,000 of them signed to settle and work in the city. Also, a total of 200 high-end research centers have been established through the event.

With a history of 1,200 years, Ningbo was among the first batch of portal cities that were open to foreign trade. From its outward trade and economic performances, Ningbo is one of the most investment attractive cities in China. It is also among the top 10 cities in the country in terms of development competitiveness.

In recent years, Ningbo has been attaching great importance to innovation, especially in inviting high-tech talents to participate in its innovative projects.

By the end of last year, a total of 1.73 million high-tech talents chose to work in Ningbo, growing by 59.4 percent from the end of 2011. Among them, there are 1,066 overseas engineers. They have been contributing efforts to the development of the city.

To further encourage more talents to Ningbo, the city launched a 25-article preferential policy to attract more talents. The policy is considered as the one that shows municipal government's strongest desire to welcome talents.

The new policy will grant funds to key projects up to 100 million yuan. For startup companies with good performance established by talents, a 5 million yuan fund at top will be provided. A whole series of housing, education, healthcare services will also be improved to be friendlier to the talents coming to Ningbo.

As the city Mayor Lu Ziyue put out, talents will be the main driving force of the city's development of high-tech industries. Ningbo is determined to provide offers as appealing as possible for talents. In 2014 alone, Ningbo spent 514 million yuan in works related to attracting talents and improving their living environment.

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CONTACT: Ningbo Municipal Bureau of News, Contact person: Zhang Meng, Tel: +86-10-63074558

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