Huizhou Zhongkai Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone (HZZK) has just rolled out the next phase of its “Kaixuan Talent Plan 2.0”, whereby the zone will deploy a 100 million yuan (approx. USD 15 million) special fund, to build a talent acquisition network formed by recruiting, training, incentivizing and providing support for talented individuals from around the world, in a move to bring about the industrial transformation of the zone.
HZZK is a national high-tech zone approved by the State Council in 1992, with jurisdiction over five agglomerations and four industry parks including the China Overseas-Educated Scholars Development Base. It has jurisdiction over 500 square kilometers, and is home to nearly 500,000 permanent residents. Because of the availability of extensive support platforms and quality services, more than 2,000 companies have chosen to set up operations in the zone, including some Fortune 500 Companies such as Samsung, Sony, Hitachi, LG, Coca Cola and Bridgestone, and a number of domestic firms including TCL, Desay (the in-vehicle infotainment system maker) and ADAYO (the Industrial and car audio system manufacturer). These companies have formed a strategically-placed emerging industry cluster that includes a full support network for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, as well as groupings for the laser, semiconductor, artificial intelligence, big data and Internet of Things (IoT) sectors.
We are looking for the Kaixuan Talents who are required to be:
- The owner of independent intellectual property rights or individuals who have made a leading technological achievement, whether in China or abroad. The achievement should have substantial high-tech content, excellent market potential and broad commercial prospects;
- The one who has work experience at IT firms or organizations abroad, or the one who plays a leading role in an academic, scientific and technical field in an international arena, or could drive the industry or the sector in which he or she specializes to rank the top of the international market;
- Technology leaders or experts in the research departments of China’s universities, or at the country’s top labs and engineering research centers;
- Talents who have won awards at or above the provincial level in the field of science and technology, and management.
Policy support includes venture capital funding, further periodic incentives to support ongoing operations, support from other firms in related industries operated in the zone, living and housing allowances. Seasoned entrepreneurs with outstanding CVs can receive 2 million yuan (approx. USD 300,000) as a special incentive reward once each year, while researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering can receive a monthly living allowance of up to 10,000 yuan (approx. USD 1,500) and a housing allowance of up to 500,000 yuan (approx. USD 75,000).
To address any concerns that talents may have, the Kaixuan Talent Plan provides access to the full range of services that are needed for anyone considering relocating to or setting up a business in the zone, including, but not limited to, guaranteed housing, education for children, spouse employment and other social benefits. The construction of 5,000 apartments for talents is currently underway. One who succeeded into Kaixuan Talent Plan can apply for a Kaixuan Talent Card, and the cardholders could enjoy 12 preferential policies and services, including housing, coverage of moving and settlement expenses and medical insurance.
Qualified interested parties can log in to the Kai Xuan Talent Network and download the HZZK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Leader (Team) Declaration Form. After completing the form, the paperwork can be submitted to the zone’s High-Level Talent Service Center along with a copy of the applicant’s valid proof of identity, academic degrees and other relevant documents. By finishing this step, an effective line of communication with the applicant is established. This invitation is open to entrepreneurs from home and abroad.