International students boost innovation and entrepreneurship
Nanjing in East China's Jiangsu province holds an innovation and entrepreneurship forum for international talents on Jan 10. [Photo/eastday.com]
Nanjing in East China's Jiangsu province held an innovation and entrepreneurship forum targeting international talents on Jan 10.
Officials from the local science and technology bureau and human resources and social security bureau answered questions from over 150 students. They discussed the post-graduation two year work experience requirement and the visa policies affecting foreign students who set up businesses in Nanjing.
The students participated in roadshows as well. A student from Russia started a business developing augmented reality software; a student from Uzbekistan used block chain technology to establish a traceable and transparent system for material products which can benefit cross-border commerce in the agricultural industry; and a student from Turkey, who is studying for a doctoral degree at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, developed battery technology for new energy vehicles which can extend battery life and make them safer.
"I want to develop my technology to Nanjing because of the helpful local policies," said the Turkish student.
Nanjing has been striving to attract international talents. The city rolled out measures to help foreign professionals live and work in Nanjing and is planning in the next five years to bring in 30 individuals and 40 teams focusing on industry, education, science, culture and health development and set up 50 workshops for foreign experts.