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Notice on 2022 Ningbo Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme

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In order to deeply implement the strategy of strengthening the city with talents in the new era, attract talents from all over the world to grow together with Ningbo, accelerate the construction of an important talent center and a strategic fulcrum city of innovation highland, and further strengthen the implementation of Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme, the relevant matters on 2022 Ningbo Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme are announced as follows:

I. Object and Priority of Introduction

2022 Ningbo Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme will focus on the high-quality development needs of economy and society of Ningbo, 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. The number of selected projects will double on the basis of previous years.

2022 Ningbo Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme will 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, industrial Internet, key core infrastructure, high-end equipment, digital economy, 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 Qualification

2022 Ningbo Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme 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, and young talent sub-project. The specific application conditions are as follows:

1. Innovative talent sub-project

(1) Generally, the applicant should have a doctor’s degree or have more than 3 years of relevant full-time working experience (as of February 28, 2020, the same below), or have a high industry influence, and the applicant is generally not more than 55 years old (born after January 1, 1967, the same below).

(2) The applicant has come to or planned to come to Ningbo in the recent 1 year (after March 1, 2021), relying on the enterprises and institutions of Ningbo to carry out full-time innovative achievements transformation or basic research in Ningbo, must work full-time in Ningbo after being selected for more than 5 consecutive years and shall not undertake any full-time work in other units outside Ningbo during the management period of the project.

(3) The talent’s supporting enterprise is operating in good condition with complete supporting measures, being able to provide the talent 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 the talent-reliant enterprise shall not apply for this innovative talent sub-project.

2. Entrepreneurial talent sub-project

(1) Generally, the applicant should have a master’s degree or higher or have a high industry influence, and more than 3 years of relevant full-time working experience; the applicant is generally not more than 65 years old (born after January 1, 1957, the same below).

(2) The applicant has come to Ningbo to work or start up business in the recent 5 years (after March 1, 2017) and has established an enterprise in Ningbo for more than 1 year (completed business registration procedures between March 1, 2017 and February 28, 2021); 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 sub-project 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).

3. Young talent sub-project

It is divided into young innovative talent project and young entrepreneurial talent project, which is only available to the talents of scientific and technological innovation field. The applicant shall not be more than 40 years old (born after January 1, 1982). The other application conditions are the same as the corresponding innovative and entrepreneurial talent sub-projects.

(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 applying innovative team should have significant innovation performance or great innovation potential, rely on enterprises and institutions of Ningbo o carry out full-time innovation transformation or basic research, 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 doctor’s degree or have a high industry influence, and more than 3 years of relevant full-time working experience, who is generally not more than 55 years old; the members should generally have the master’s degree or higher, and more than 3 years of relevant full-time working experience, who are generally not more than 45 years old (born after January 1, 1977).

(2) The team leader and members have come to or planned to work in Ningbo in the recent 2 years (after March 1, 2020), and must work full-time in Ningbo after being selected for more than 5 consecutive years, and shall not undertake any full-time work in other units outside Ningbo during the management period of the project.

(3) The team’s supporting enterprise is operating in good condition with complete supporting measures, being able to provide the team 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 the team’s supporting enterprise shall not apply for this innovative team sub-project.

2. Entrepreneurial team sub-project

The entrepreneurial team should have key and core technologies, which is 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 more than 3 years of relevant full-time working experience, who is generally not more than 65 years old; the members should generally have the master’s degree or higher, and more than 3 years of relevant full-time working experience, who are generally not more than 55 years old (born after January 1, 1972, the same below).

(2) The team leader and members have come to work or start a business, or planned to start a business in Ningbo in the recent 3 years (after March 1, 2019); 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% (including the shares of the shareholding platform directly held by the leader and members of the applying enterprise and registered in the settled district, county (city), and the number of shareholding members shall be no less than 2.

(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).

(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 more than 3 years of relevant working experience, who is generally not more than 65 years old; the members should generally have a master’s degree or higher, or have more than 3 years of relevant working experience, who are generally not more than 55 years old.

2. The team leader and members have come to work or start a business, or have started a business in Ningbo in the recent 4 years (completed business registration procedures between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2022); the team leader (natural person) must be the founder, legal representative and the largest shareholder of the enterprise, and the total shareholding ratio of the team leader and the members (natural persons) shall be more than 50% (including the shares of the shareholding platform directly held by the leader and members of the applying enterprise and registered in the settled district, county (city), and the number of shareholding members shall be no less than 2.

(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).

Among the above-mentioned talents or teams applied, for those exceptionally excellent or urgently-needed, one exception 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 jointly 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) Application acceptance. From December 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022, the qualified applicant can fill in the application form and upload the relevant appendixes as required.

The application will be accepted under separate unit: among project in the field of scientific and technological innovation, the innovative sub-project applied by the colleges in Ningbo will be accepted by the Municipal Education Bureau, 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).

(II) Qualification review. The qualification review of the projects applied for the fields of scientific and technological innovation and urban economy will be carried out by relevant units by level-to-level and layer-to-layer from March to April, 2022; 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).

(III) Expert review. From April to July, 2022, 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.

(IV) Authenticity review. The authenticity of intellectual property and academic achievements will be reviewed on the projects approved by the review experts in the final review from July to August, 2022.

(V) Due diligence visit. The due diligence visit will be carried out on the projects approved by the review experts in the final review from July to August, 2022.

(VI) Approval and issuance. The projects will be approved and announced in September, 2022 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.

VI. Supporting Policies

(I) Project funding

1. Project funding amounted to RMB 1 million in one time for the selected innovative talent, entrepreneurial talent and young talent in the field of scientific and technological innovation; project funding amounted to RMB 0.5 million in one time for selected innovative talent and entrepreneurial talent 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 RMB 100,000, generally no more than RMB 20 million. The project funding is generally allocated in two phases 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, and the discount of bank benchmark interest rate within the maximum entrepreneurship loan line of RMB 20 million. . 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 the centralized selection projects of 2022 Yongjiang Talent Introduction Programme is February 28, 2022.

(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” in compliance with the application requirements of the Notice 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 for the projects of top talents 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 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; the selected project ; once the selected project is settled in Ningbo, it shall not apply for the programme of the same type in other places; the talent team of the selected entrepreneurial project shall focus attention on project in Ningbo, and the enterprise established in Ningbo shall operate substantially in Ningbo and promise not to move out of Ningbo within 10 years after the project is selected. If the declared project has multiple affiliated companies in different places, it must promise to be listed with Ningbo company as the main body; the talent team of the selected innovative project must work full-time in Ningbo for more than 5 years, and shall not work full-time in other units outside Ningbo during the project management period. If it fails to perform as required, it shall be deemed to give up the qualification automatically.

(IV) In case 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.

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.

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