The 4th China (Jinan) New Growth Drivers International High-level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest

The 4th China (Jinan) New Growth Drivers International High-level Talents Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest will be held in 2021. It is a platform for startups to find opportunities and market for their projects and it also provides a platform and a bridge for international cooperation. As organizer of this contest, Jinan City warmly welcome the European entrepreneurs, talents and teams to join for this competition to not only win for the prize, but also to gain great intention from potential investors and local partners in China, with all support for soft-landing your business in Jinan, China. The contest is also designed to boost technological innovation and industrial development to provide a strong intellectual support for building a modern prosperous provincial capital.

Main Fields of Competition

1. Big Data and the New Generation of Information Technology 2. Intelligent manufacturing and high-end equipment 3. Bio-pharmacy and medical healthcare 4. Modern agriculture and ecological environmental protection.

Entry Requirements

Participants are innovative and entrepreneurial individuals (teams) at home and abroad. The relevant conditions are as follows:

1. They have mature entrepreneurial projects and business plans in the target field, leading international and domestic technological achievements and have a good market prospect and ability of implementing industrialization.

2. Core team members shall have the key independent intellectual property rights or usage rights (authorizations) of the projects they submit, and shall have no disputes over property rights with others; liabilities arising from any infringement shall be borne by competitors.

3. Every talent team should choose one competition area to sign up for one competition project, and domestic projects should sign up for the competition in the domestic competition area.

Competition System and Process

Competition Timeline

How to participate

-Registration timeMay 15th – June 15th

When registering, please send us: 1. Application form 2. Business plan

Application form attached below:

Award settings

Award of Preliminaries

Outstanding projects will be awarded as the First Prize (4 places), the Second Prize (8 places), and the Third Prize (8 places) according to their performances, so it is 20 awards in total. The award is as follows: First Prize: 30,000 RMB (and a certificate);Second Prize: 20,000 RMB (and a certificate); Third Prize: 10,000 RMB (and a certificate).

Award of the Finals

In each of the 4 competition fields, outstanding projects will be awarded as the First Prize (8 places), the Second Prize (16 places), and the Third Prize (24 places) according to their performances, so it is 48 awards in total. The award is as follows: First Prize: 50,000 RMB (and a certificate); Second Prize: 30,000 RMB (and a certificate); Third Prize: 20,000 RMB (and a certificate).

Soft-landing & Policy Support in Jinan

(1) The winning projects who are planned to be implemented and put into operation within one year after the competition in Jinan, that has achieved more than 10 million RMB in equity cash funding, and that are qualified to be listed in the “5150” Talent Introduction Multiplication Plan of Jinan, will be listed into the talents management program after on-site investigation and comprehensive evaluation, and will be offered with corresponding funding support as follows: For entrepreneurial talents RMB 1 – 3 million ; For entrepreneurial teams RMB 2 – 5 million; For innovative talents RMB 500K – 2 million; For innovative teams RMB 1- 3 million.

Relevant districts, counties and industrial parks with those projects settled in will gain a certain proportion of financial support.

(2) A database of all the implemented participating projects will be established. For projects implemented in Jinan, municipal departments (units), districts, counties and parks will assign exclusive service personnel to open up green channels and roll out talent and technology supporting policies, industrial development supporting funds, and implementation policies etc. to provide full-life-cycle follow-up services for the projects in registration, office space application, enterprise planning, personnel recruitment, investment and financing and so on.