Intl innovation and entrepreneurship summit set for this week in Shanghai

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated : 2020-12-22


The 2020 Shanghai Global Talent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit is scheduled to take place on Dec 24. [Photo by Xu Wanglin/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The 2020 Shanghai Global Talent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit is scheduled to take place on Dec 24 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). The event marks an important step forward for Shanghai in building a first-class international environment for innovation and entrepreneurship, and will further strengthen the city's personnel-driven development strategy and policy.

The summit, which aims to attract more high-level talent and investment, will include entrepreneurship competitions, recruitment fairs and talent summit forums. Special guests including industrial experts and government officials will take part in this year's event to share their views on talent development and technological progress.

The summit will consist of a main event and three sub-activities. Shanghai's personnel-driven development strategy and policy will be introduced during the event, and a number of recruitment programs for high-level talent and projects featuring key technologies will be released.

The organizing committee said that several major measures will be announced during the event, including important talent policies aimed at boosting the development and opening-up of Pudong.

Award ceremonies for winners of the Shanghai Global Talents Entrepreneurship Contest will also be held, and several renowned scientists and entrepreneurs will deliver keynote speeches.

Additionally, positions for high-caliber personnel will be offered to citizens of countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Canada and Australia through the official websites of overseas study services of Chinese embassies and consulates abroad.

According to the organizing committee, more than 2,500 projects have been submitted to the Shanghai Global Talents Entrepreneurship Contest since it started this October, focusing on areas such as integrated circuits, biological medicine, information technology and artificial intelligence. A total of 10 outstanding projects entered the final competition.

Special guests, including Kurt Wüthrich, laureate of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will deliver a keynote speech during the event.

Special meetings will be hosted to interpret reports and policies, including the "Pujiang Talent Program (2005-2020)," in a bid to attract more high-level global talent to work and start businesses in Shanghai.