2021 Ningbo Yongjiang Talent Introduction Program

In order to deepen the implementation of the talent and innovation “Tree-planting Project”, accelerate the construction of a high-level innovative city, create a competitive place for the development of high-quality talents, and attract talents from all over the world to grow together with Ningbo to the greatest extent, Ningbo proceeds with further deepening and refining of”3315 Series Plan” and implementation of “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme” in 2021 with the relevant matters announced as follows:

I. Priority Fields of Introduction

Focusing on the high-quality development needs of economy and society of Ningbo, to preferably support high-end entrepreneurial and innovative talent and team projects both at home and abroad that can fit the industrial development direction, promote the industrial level improvement and lead the industrial development of Ningbo.

Put priority on the introduction of talent and team projects in the two major fields of scientific and technological innovation and urban economy, of which, the scientific and technological innovation field shall closely follow the”246″ trillion-level industrial cluster cultivation projects, primarily supporting industries such as new materials, high-end equipment, key basic components, new generation information technology, life and health, new energy, and energy conservation and environment protection; the urban economy field will primarily support industries such as e-commerce, port and shipping logistics, finance and insurance, culture, education, health and sports, professional services, planning and design, fashion creativity, technology services and modern agriculture.

II. Project Category and Application Qualifications

“Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme” in 2021 is divided into entrepreneurial and innovative talent project, entrepreneurial and innovative team project, and talent introduction team project via capital. Under the same conditions, those talent and team projects that have obtained policy funding of the districts, counties (municipality) and development zones of Ningbo, entrepreneurial projects that have received investment from professional investment institutions, or that have settled in Ningbo full-time will receive priority support, specifically as follows:

(I) Entrepreneurial and innovative talent project

Entrepreneurial and innovative talent project is divided into innovative talent sub-project, entrepreneurial talent sub-project, foreign-born talent sub-project, young talent sub-project and Seagull talent sub-project, of which the foreign-born talent sub-project, young talent sub-project and Seagull talent sub-project are only limited to the application of talents in the field of scientific and technological innovation. The following basic conditions shall be met specifically:

1. Innovative talent sub-project

(1) Generally, the talent should have a doctor’s degree or have a high industry influence; the talent is generally not more than55 years old (born after January 1, 1966, the same below).

(2) The talent has come to Ningbo to work in the recent 1 year (come to Ningbo after January 1, 2020) or has planned to come to Ningbo, relying on the enterprises and institutions of Ningbo to carry out innovative achievements transformation or basic research in Ningbo, and must work full-time in Ningbo after being selected for more than 5 consecutive years. If such full-time work requirements cannot be met, the talent will be deemed to have automatically given up the qualification.

(3) The legal representative, actual controller, main founder or the largest natural person shareholder of the talent-reliant enterprise shall not apply for this innovative talent sub-project.

2. Entrepreneurial talent sub-project

(1) Generally, the talent should have a master’s degree or higher or have a high industry influence; the talent is generally not more than 60 years old (born after January 1, 1961, the same below).

(2) The talent has come to Ningbo in the recent 5 years (come to Ningbo after January 1, 2016) and has established an enterprise in Ningbo for more than 1 year (completed business registration procedures between January 1, 2016 and March 15, 2020); the applicant must be the founder or legal representative of the enterprise, and must be the largest shareholder or the largest natural person shareholder of the enterprise. Only one entrepreneurial talent can be applied for by one enterprise.

(3) For a sub-project in the field of scientific and technological innovation, at least RMB 1 million among the actual paid-in registered capital of the enterprise shall be from the monetary contribution of the entrepreneurial talent (natural person);for a sub-project in the field of urban economy, at least RMB 0.5 million among the actual paid-in registered capital of the enterprise shall be from the monetary contribution of the entrepreneurial talent (natural person).

(4) The enterprise founded by the talent must be operated for real in Ningbo and shall not be moved out of Ningbo within 10 years after being selected as promised.

3. Foreign-born talent sub-project

The non-Chinese foreign talent shall be generally not more than 65 years old (born after January 1, 1956); and must work full-time in Ningbo after being selected for more than 3 consecutive years and no less than 6 months each year. If such full-time work requirements cannot be met, the talent will be deemed to have automatically given up the qualification; the other application conditions are the same as the innovative talent sub-project.

4. Young talent sub-project

It is divided into young innovative talent project and young entrepreneurial talent project, of which, the applicant shall not be more than 40 years old (born after January 1, 1981). The other application conditions are the same as the innovative talent sub-project or entrepreneurial talent sub-project.

5. Seagull talent sub-project

The talent should have not worked full-time in China or have worked full-time in the overseas branch of a Ningbo enterprise for no more than 1 year (worked full-time in the overseas branch of the Ningbo enterprise after January 1, 2020), and have more than 10 years of relevant overseas work experience (as of March 15, 2021), and must work full-time in Ningbo after being selected for more than 3 consecutive years and no less than 2 month each year, or work full-time in the overseas branch of the Ningbo enterprise for more than 3 consecutive years. the other application conditions are the same as the innovative talent sub-project.

(II) Entrepreneurial and innovative team project

Entrepreneurial and innovative team project is divided into innovative team sub-project and entrepreneurial team sub-project.

1. Innovative team sub-project

The project applied for the innovative team should have significant innovation performance or great innovation potential, rely on enterprises and institutions of Ningbo or carry out full-time innovation transformation or basic research, and shall meetthe following basic conditions:

(1) The team is generally composed of 1 leader and at least 4 members; the team leader should generally have a doctor’s degree or have a high industry influence and the members should generally have the master’s degree or higher; the leader is generally not more than 55 years old and the members are generally not more than 45 years old (born after January 1, 1976).

(2) The team leader and members have come to Ningbo to work in the recent 2 years (come to Ningbo after January 1, 2019) orhave planned to come to Ningbo, and must work full-time in Ningbo after be ingselected for more than 5 consecutive years. If such full-time work requirements cannot be met, the team leader and members will be deemed to have automatically given up their qualifications.

(3) The team’s supporting enterprise is operating in good condition with complete supporting measures, being able to provide theteam with necessary scientific research funds and equipment, and provide various elements required for the industrialization of the project.

(4) The legal representative, actual controller, main founder or the largest natural person shareholder of theteam’s supporting enterprise shall not apply for this innovative team sub-project.

2. Entrepreneurial team sub-project

The project applied for the entrepreneurial team should have key and core technologies, which are expected to improve the industrial level of Ningbo, lead and drive the development of the industry, and produce significant economic and social benefits, and shall meet the following basic conditions:

(1) The team is generally composed of 1 leader and at least 4 members; the team leader should generally have a master’s degree or higher or have a high industry influence and the members should generally have a bachelor’s degree or higher or have more than 3 years of relevant work experience (as of March 15, 2021, the same below); the leader is generally not more than 60 years old and the members are generally not more than 50 years old(born after January 1, 1971, the same below).

(2) The team leader and members have come to Ningbo in the recent 3 years (come to Ningbo after January 1, 2018, the same below) or have planned to come to Ningbo to start a business; the team leader(natural person) must be the founder, legal representative and the largest shareholder of the enterprise; the total shareholding ratio of the team leader and the members (natural persons) shall be more than 50% (excluding), and the number of shareholding members shall be no less than 4.

(3) For a sub-project in the field of scientific and technological innovation, at least RMB 2 million among the actual paid-in registered capital of the enterprise shall be the monetary contribution, of which at least RMB 1 million shall be from the actual paid-in monetary contribution of the team leader (natural person); for a sub-project in the field of urban economy, at least RMB 1 million among the actual paid-in registered capital of the enterprise shall be the monetary contribution, of which at least RMB 0.5 million shall be from the actual paid-in monetary contribution of the team leader (natural person).

(4) The enterprise founded by the team must be operated for real in Ningbo and shall not be moved out of Ningbo within 10years after being funded as promised.

(III) Talent introduction team project via capital

The candidate for the talent introduction team project via capital should have great market prospect, bring its own technologies, projects and funds to develop in Ningbo, and shall meet the following basic conditions:

(1) The team is generally composed of 1 leader and at least 4 members; the team leader should generally have a master’s degree or higher or have a high industry influence and the members should generally have a bachelor’s degree or higher or at least 3 years of relevant work experience; the leader is generally not more than 60 years old and the members are generally not more than 50 years old.

(2) The team leader and members have come to Ningbo and established an enterprise in Ningbo in the recent 3 years (completed business registration procedures between January 1, 2018 and March 15, 2021);the team leader (natural person) must be the founder, legal representative and the largest shareholder of the enterprise, the total shareholding ratio of the team leader and the members (natural persons) shall be more than 50% (excluding), and the number of shareholding members shall be no less than 4.

(3) The monetary contribution among the actual paid-in registered capital of the enterprise is not less than RMB 5 million; the actual paid-in monetary contribution from the team leader (natural person) is not less than RMB 1 million; the enterprise has obtained private capital investment (apart from the governmental funding of Ningbo at all levels and the funds at the disposal of the team) and the actual paid-in capital contribution is not less than RMB 3 million (including capital reserve).

(4) The enterprise founded by the team must be operated for real in Ningbo and shall not be moved out of Ningbo within 10years after being selected as promised.

Among the above-mentioned project category and application qualification, for those exceptionally excellent or urgently-needed projects, one exception can be made in terms of age and academic degree depending on the specific circumstances; for the winners of international awards such as the Nobel Prize, the Turing Award and the Fields Medal, and for the projects led by the top and excellent talents equal to academicians of the CAS and CAE who are from countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, appropriate exceptions can be made in terms of age and academic degree depending on the specific circumstances.

III. Application and Selection Procedures

The application and selection work is organized and implemented by the Organizational Department of the Municipal Committee (Leadership Office of Experts Work of CPC Ningbo Committee), together with the Municipal Education Bureau, Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, Municipal Human Resource and Social Security Bureau and other relevant departments in the field of urban economy, with the specific methods and procedures as follows:

(I)Centralized selection

1. Application acceptance. From January 1 to March 15, 2021, the qualified applicant can log in the “Online Application System of ‘Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme’ of Ningbo” (https://www.nbrc.gov.cn/a/login) to fill in the application form as required and upload the relevant appendixes, and no application will be accepted after the deadline.

The application will be accepted under separate unit: among project in the field of scientific and technological innovation, the innovative sub-project (excluding foreign-born talents) applied by the colleges in Ningbo will be accepted by the Municipal Education Bureau, the foreign-born talent sub-project and the innovative sub-project applied by the scientific research institutions in Ningbo will be accepted by the Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, and the other application sub-projects will be accepted by the Municipal Human Resource and Social Security Bureau; project in the field of urban economy will be accepted by the Municipal Human Resource and Social Security Bureau together will other responsible units of the field; talent introduction team project via capital will be accepted by the Organizational Department of the Municipal Committee (Leadership Office of Experts Work of CPC Ningbo Committee).

2. Qualification review. The qualification review will be carried out by relevant units by level-to-level and layer-to-layer from March to April,2021, of which, the talent introduction team project via capital will undergo a compliance due diligence by a third party institution entrusted by the Organizational Department of the Municipal Committee (Leadership Office of Experts Work of CPC Ningbo Committee).

3. Expert review. From April to July, 2021, the expert review panel grouped by the corresponding professional scientists, risk investment experts and other industrial experts will be invited to perform the review in the form of written, defense and on-site visit.

4. Authenticity review on intellectual property and academic achievements. The authenticity of intellectual property and academic achievements will be reviewed on the projects recommended by the review experts in the final review in July, 2021.

5. Due diligence visit. The due diligence visit will be carried out on the projects recommended by the review experts in the final review in August, 2021.

6. Approval and issuance. The projects will be approved and announced in September, 2021 in compliance with the recommendations of the review experts and the results of the due diligence visit by combining with the actual industrial situation of Ningbo.

(II)Simple review (directly enter the final round of expert review)

Talent and team projects that meet the requirements of this Notice and meet any of the following conditions can submit an application for simple review in the application system before the deadline(March 15, 2021) of annual application, and can directly enter the final round of expert review once the application is approved.

1. Top three talent or team projects in the municipal talent science & technology innovation competition recognized by the Leadership Office of Experts Work of CPC Ningbo Committee.

2. Entrepreneurial and innovative talent project led by entrepreneurial and innovative talent under the age of 40, and is recommended by top talent in the same filed who is listed in the Talent Classification Catalogue of Ningbo. In general, each top talent may recommend one project in general.

3. Innovative talent, foreign-born talent or young talent sub-project recommended by unit with talents listed in the national talents introduction project of the previous year, with a ratio of1:3.

4. Talent or team projects introduced and recommended by new major innovation platforms such as Yongjiang Laboratory and Zhejiang Innovation Center, and each platform may recommend three projects in general; talent or team projects introduced and recommended by industrial technology research institutes with excellent performance appraisal in recent two years (subject to the list provided by Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau), and each institute may recommend two projects in general.

5. Talents or team projects led by talents who were listed in the national talents introduction project of the previous year through the application of Ningbo.

6. Talent or team projects supported by the highest talent plan (project) of district, county (city) and development zone.

(III)Direct recognition

Innovative talents, foreign-born talents or young talents who meet the application requirements of this Notice and meet any of the following conditions can apply for direct recognition if they have been on the position for more than 3 months, and the application can be submitted throughout the year. Once the application is approved, such talents may directly identified as “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme”.

1. Talents served as full professor or higher position in top 100 overseas universities listed in top four world university rankings, namely QS, U.S. News, THE and ARWU, or in national laboratories and other scientific research institutions in developed countries (refer to the national scope of academician top talents in Talent Classification Catalogue of Ningbo, the same below), or talents served as chief scientist, technology executive or higher position in headquarters, regional headquarters or subsidiaries of overseas Fortune 500 enterprises, or other talents at an equivalent level.

2. Talents under the age of 35 who have held formal teaching or scientific research positions (excluding postdoctoral) for more than 3 years in top 100 overseas universities listed in top four world university rankings, namely QS, U.S. News, THE and ARWU, or in national laboratories in developed countries.

3. Talents under the age of 35 who are recommended by the current president of “Double First-rate” universities and administrators of scientific research institutions directly under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and who have obtained doctoral degree overseas and have more than3 years of working experience in related fields overseas. One recommender may recommend one talent in principle.

4. Talents recommended by the provincial and municipal universities and industrial technology research institutes (private and non-enterprise) that were listed in national talents introduction project of the previous year through the application of Ningbo, with a recommendation ration of 1:1.

IV. Supporting Policies

(I)Project funding

1. Project funding amounted to RMB 1 million in one time for the selected innovative talent sub-project, entrepreneurial talent sub-project, foreign-born talent sub-project and young talent sub-project in the field of scientific and technological innovation; project funding amounted to RMB 0.5 million in one time for Seagull talent sub-project; RMB 0.5 million in one time for the selected innovative talent sub-project and entrepreneurial talent sub-project in the field of urban economy.

2. For the selected entrepreneurial and innovative team project in the field of scientific and technological innovation, an subsidy amounted to RMB 20 million,10 million and 5 million will be respectively granted in two times as per the three levels of Category A, Category B and Category C; for the selected entrepreneurial and innovative team project in the field of urban economy, an subsidy amounted to RMB 5 million, 3 million and 1 million will be respectively granted in two times as per the three levels of Category A, Category B and Category C.

3. For the selected talent introduction team project via capital, 30% of the actual monetary investment of private capital in place at the time of declaration will be given as project subsidy, and the subsidy amount shall be rounded down to RMB100,000, generally no more than RMB 20 million. The project funding is generally allocated in two phases one year after the team is selected, with 50%for each phase. The first phase of funds shall be allocated to the enterprise listed in the team project, provided that the accumulated direct expenditure of the project exceeds two times of the total amount of subsidy funds since the date of its registration in Ningbo; the second phase of funds shall be allocated to the enterprise listed in the team project, provided that the accumulated direct expenditure of the project exceeds four times of the total amount of subsidy funds; in case the preconditions of the second phase have been met at the time of application for the first phase, then the subsidy funds of two phases can be allocated in one time. Direct expenditure refers to the expenditures used by enterprises of Ningbo project and directly related to the declared projects.

There’s no upper limit for the amount of subsidy for major talent (team) project with high talent level, great influence, world leading core technology, disruptive innovation, and especially good prospects for industrialization and marketization.

(II) Settling-in subsidy and house-purchasing subsidy. The selected talents and team leaders that meet the requirements can enjoy related preferential policy of settling-in subsidy and house-purchasing subsidy as per relevant documents.

(III)Financial credit support. Enterprises founded by the selected talents or leaders can enjoy a credit loan of up to RMB 20 million and loan renewal service with no repayment of principal within 3-year in the cooperative bank. In addition, such enterprises will be preferentially recommended to be listed in Ningbo Equity Exchange and will be preferentially recommended with additional investment by government-managed funds.

For the selected talents and teams who meet relevant conditions can also enjoy related policies stipulated in the Rules for Implementation of “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme”, as well as supporting subsidy policies of the place settled. The relevant subsidies will be granted as per the amount which is higher or filling the difference with no duplication.

V. Other Matters  

(I)Deadline for the application of 2021 “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme” is March 15, 2021 and any applications submitted after this date will not be included into the centralized selection of this year.

(II) The applicant shall not apply for two or more different categories of “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme” at the same time; the team leaders and members who have been listed in “3315 Series Plan” are not allowed to apply for “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme”; individuals who have been listed in “3315 Plan” or “Pan 3315 Plan” are allowed to apply for talent introduction team project via capital under “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme”; talents and teams who have enjoyed the related policies of Implementation Measures for Accelerating Agglomeration of Top Talents of Ningbo(Trial)(Y.K.J.[2018] No.118) and designated by the superior competent authorities to take major leadership positions of the ministerial, provincial and municipal departments in Ningbo, as well as related talents and teams directly introduced by “One Project, One Discussion” strategy of Ningbo, shall not apply for 2020 “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme”; government-sponsored oversea students, senior visiting scholars and expatriate personnel of postdoctoral international exchange program that fails to fail to fulfill and properly handle the original agreement, or other personnel going abroad with financial support from government finance at all levels, or personnel who violate disciplines or laws, or conduct academic misconduct shall not apply for “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme”.

(III)The applicant (including the team leader and the members)shall undertake the careful application contents and sign in the commitment column of the application report. After the application is selected after review, The applicant shall not arbitrarily reduce or replace the team members, and shall not arbitrarily reduce the registered capital or adjust project content or project objective. Once the selected project is settled in Ningbo, it shall not apply for the program of the same type in other places; The selected talent introduction team sub-project via capital, entrepreneurial team sub-project, entrepreneurial talent sub-project and young talent sub-project shall focus attention on project in Ningbo, and the enterprise of the project shall operate substantially in Ningbo and promise not to move out of Ningbo within 10years after the project is selected. Incase the talents fails to be in place after the innovative team sub-project, innovative talent sub-project, foreign-born talent sub-project and young talent sub-project, it will be deemed as automatic abandonment.

(IV) Incase of any false information filled and submitted, the applicants will be disqualified and added to dishonest list, and will have no right to apply the “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme” in future. All of those who have been selected will be disqualified for the application. For those constituted as illegality, relevant persons shall be investigated and affixed legal liabilities.

(V) No state secret shall be involved in the submitted material. The secret-associated materials shall be submitted separately according to relevant security stipulations of the state if they are required indeed, which should be attached with the security classification document from the employer of the applicant. Top secret materials shall not be submitted.

(VI) The Leadership Office of Talents Work of CPC Ningbo Committee reserves the right of interpretation for this Notice.

(VII)Contact information

1. Talent introduction project via capital

Contact person: Mr. Fan, Mr. Li  0086-574-89186470

2. Entrepreneurial and innovative team (individual) project in the field of scientific and technological innovation

Contact person: Mr. Fan, Mr. Li  0086-574-89186470

3. Entrepreneurial and innovative team(individual) project in the field of urban economy

General contact: Mr. Li, 0086-574-89186219

E-commerce: Mr. Chen, 0086-574-89387093

Port & shipping and logistics: Mr. Jiang, 0086-574-89189042

Finance and insurance: Mr. Tang, 0086-574-89185884

Mr. Shentu, 0086-574-89185882

Culture, education, health, sports: Mr. Li 0086-574-89182784(culture and sports)

Mr. Qin, 0086-574-89183419 (education)

Ms. Chen, 0086-574-89385903 (health)

Professional service: Ms. Xu, 0086-574-87188411 (accounting)

Mr. Chen, 0086-574-87300194 (legal)

Mr. Luo, 0086-574-89186219 (human resource)

Mr. Sun, 0086-574-89382795 (others)

Planning and design: Mr. Li, 0086-574-89289908(planning)

Mr. Wang, 0086-574-89187256 (architecture)

Fashion and creativity: Mr. Wu, 0086-574-89186461;

Sci-Tech service: Mr. Cai, 0086-574-89298079

Ms. Huang, 0086-574-89298068

Modern agriculture: Mr. Bai, 0086-574-89187610

Notes: “246” trillion-level industrial clusters refer to the 2 world-class trillion-level industrial clusters of green petrochemical and automobile, 4 internationally influential half-trillion-level industrial clusters of high-end equipment, new materials, electronic information and software and emerging services, and the 6 domestic leading tenth-trillion-level industrial clusters of key basic parts(components), intelligent household appliances, fashion textiles and garments, biomedicine, cultural and sports goods, and energy conservation and environment protection.

 

Appendix:

Appendix 1:List of Application Materials for “Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme” of Ningbo.docx

 

Appendix 2:Contacts of Organization and Personnel Departments of Districts, Counties (Cities) and Development Zones in Ningbo.docx

 

Leadership Office of Experts Work of CPC Ningbo Committee

December 8,2020