High-level summit kicks off in Shanghai to lure talent

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated : 2022-09-13

The second Shanghai Global Talent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit kicked off in Shanghai on Aug 31. Themed under "Together we shine", the summit was attended by a number of government officials and high-end professionals, such as Hu Wenrong, director of the city's talent office.

According to Hu, Shanghai is now speeding up its pace to build itself into a socialist modern international metropolis with international influence, and the city shall focus on attracting talents to help it transform and develop. The advantages of a top-notch platform should also be used in conjunction with policies to create an atmosphere that supports talent.

The city's leading talent group has employed the first batch of talents to serve as global ambassadors and they were awarded certificates at the summit.

The second Shanghai Global Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition has attracted more than 4,000 projects from 19 countries and regions around the world, covering key industries such as integrated circuits, biomedicine, artificial intelligence, electronic information, automobiles, and high-end equipment, and a total of 20 projects stood out amid the fierce competition.


The second Shanghai Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition serves as a platform for talents to show their skills. [Photo/WeChat account: sh-italent]

To solve settlement problems for talents, the government has built a service platform which provides services such as housing consultations.

The Shanghai government will set up a reward mechanism to lure talents to the city's three leading industries, which are integrated circuits, biomedicine, artificial intelligence, as well as eight key industries including software, high-end equipment, aerospace, advanced materials, and new energy, to help further enhance the "sense of acquisition" of talents.

Thirty-two major talent programs that have a total investment of over 11 billion yuan ($1.58 billion) were launched at the summit, which consisted primarily of talent recruitment and investment attraction.

"Gathering Global Talent" in Shanghai is launched by the Shanghai municipal government. It consisted of global ambassadors, global talents innovation and entrepreneurship summit, global talents innovation and entrepreneurship competition and other modules referring to talents, conferences, competitions and campuses. It is geared to build a benchmark platform which integrates technology, project and capital, so to build Shanghai into a dream city for talents around the world.