On May 24 this year, Liu Wanqi, who is engaged in the development of face recognition technology in an enterprise Tiandy Technologies CO.,LTD in Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA for short), received a special certificate. This is the country's first artificial intelligence professional title certificate, marking the official launch of Tianjin's artificial intelligence title evaluation work. Behind a piece of paper, there are massive story clues. For Binhai New Area, this certificate is precisely a microcosm of its efforts to strengthen its industrial strength, optimize its industrial structure, and recruit talents in the industry in recent years. Up to now, TBNA has brought together 846 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, and major achievements of national science and technology awards; 217 people from the national and Tianjin key talent programs; more than 2,300 foreign experts, more than 7,800 overseas Chinese returnees. A veritable talent gathering place is accelerating in this coastal city called TBNA.
Industrial environment is upgraded to enhance talent adsorption.
Since 2018, Tianjin has carried out a comprehensive strategic promotion of the artificial intelligence industry, and initially formed seven industrial chains including independent controllable information system, intelligent security, big data, advanced communications, intelligent networked vehicles, industrial robots and intelligent terminals. And it gradually establishes and improves the artificial intelligence industry innovation ecosystem around the seven chains. Binhai New Area has always played a leading role in this large innovative ecosystem.
Liu Wanqi, who won the first professional certificate of artificial intelligence in China, is a research and development personnel who has been deeply involved in the artificial intelligence industry chain for many years. She has participated in the special science and equipment development project of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the new special project of Tianjin Artificial Science and Technology Bureau. In the past few years, Tiandy Technologies CO., LTD, which she is based on, has been exploring and applying artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and big data. The core technology has won the first prize of Tianjin Science and Technology Progress and Tianjin Technology Invention. Dai Lin, the chairman of the company, said that the various policies and benefits provided by Tianjin and district have provided real support for enterprises, and the company has gathered more talents to accelerate the development.
Wu Jian, president and CEO of Unicloud, also shared the feeling. Last year, the headquarters of Unicloud, with a total investment of 12 billion yuan, settled in TBNA. In May of this year, the company relied on the Smart Binhai case to win the 2019 China Government Information Technology Case Innovation Award from the 5th China International Big Data Industry Expo. In just a few months, the company has gathered nearly 700 scientific and technological talents, of which more than 400 are working in Tianjin. “The company has obtained the support of the technology-leading enterprise planning policy, and only needs the chairman to sign the talents to settle households in Tianjin.” Wu Jian said that after coming to TBNA, they felt the service spirit featuring entrepreneurs as bosses and a good industrial environment to help our business develop more heartily.
In order to enhance the industrial innovation environment in TBNA, it gives scientific research personnel greater control over the ownership of body and property, mobilizes the enthusiasm of scientific research personnel, and fully releases the vitality of innovation and entrepreneurship. Last year, TBNA also issued the Measures to Increase Knowledge Value-oriented Distribution of Income in Binhai New Area to proposed many innovative measures in the distribution of income from the transformation of results. For example, it proposed to increase the proportion of scientific research results conversion income of scientific research personnel to 70%; for those who have not been organized and implemented after the patent authorization or the registration of scientific and technological achievements for more than one year, the completion of the scientific and technological achievements or the team can implement the transformation of the results themselves, and the proceeds are returned to the people or teams who own all the scientific and technological achievements.
Supported by the industrial environment and numerous innovative initiatives, TBNA gathered 5,211 makers, 2,076 entrepreneurial teams and 2,440 startups throughout the year, helping the entrepreneurs obtain more than 3.5 billion yuan in financing. This year, TBNA will also organize more than 20 entrepreneurship training courses, support 300 college students to start business, 1850 young people in employment, and 80,000 skills training to help a group of successful entrepreneurs and employment.
Tianjin Binhai-Zhongguancun Science Park brings together talents from both Beijing and Tianjin.
“The good talent policy and industrial environment of TBNA have provided fertile ground for the company's development.” Wang Fangli, research and development manager of Tianjin Weinute Information Technology Co., Ltd. told reporters that in 2017, the national high-tech enterprise Weinute specializing in industrial security field moved the R&D center and supply chain management center from Beijing to Tianjin Binhai-Zhongguancun Science Park. Last year, the company's self-developed industrial firewalls, security audits and other security services products have entered the Dagang oilfield project. At present, the company's products have been widely used in fields of electric power, petroleum and petrochemical, military and so on. Wang Fangli told reporters that he has now moved his household to Tianjin. As a newcomer to TBNA, he will continue to expand his research and development work here, and strive to add more technological innovations and patents to the company.
Today, when companies choose to settle down, they no longer value a certain concession or subsidy, but the overall industrial development environment. Therefore, the advantages of the Zhongguancun Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem built by the Tianjin Binhai-Zhongguancun Science Park Integrating Innovation Policies, Leading Enterprises, Colleges and Universities, Innovation Culture, High-end Talents and Financial Capital are self-evident. Take the Tianjin Binhai-Zhongguancun Collaborative Innovation Demonstration Base, which was only unveiled in December last year, as an example. At present, the base has signed more than 300 companies, including more than 90 enterprises from Beijing. With China (Binhai) Intellectual Property Protection Center, Kylin (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd., Tianjin Dewoer Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. and many other IT, BT key enterprises and national-level projects in the park, high-end talents from all over the country also arrive with these projects here.
Zheng Yi, general manager of Tianjin Zhongguancun Science Park Operation and Service Co., Ltd. said that Tianjin Binhai-Zhongguancun Science Park has gathered a large number of outstanding enterprises in the fields of artificial intelligence, such as Carale and Kexin, and effectively carried out the transfer of new technology enterprises and major scientific and technological achievements. The transformation has realized the deep integration of big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and other advanced manufacturing industries in Binhai New Area, and the industrial synergy has exerted obvious advantages, which has brought momentum to the high-quality development and kinetic energy conversion of Binhai New Area. As the operators and service providers of the park, they will continue to build an innovative service system by providing a high-quality innovative entrepreneurial environment, so that those with innovative dreams can devote themselves to the cause of innovation with confidence and passion.
Soft environment makes companies feel at home.
Sun Anqi, born in 1992, is the system manager of the enterprise named AheadX Innovation (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. in TBNA. Not long after he graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, he moved from Beijing to TBNA. Behind the label of Sun Anqi’s Technology Talent, he is still a young man who loves to drink coffee, loves to exercise, and loves to watch movies. Sun Anqi said that he recently realized that the soft environment of TBNA has been significantly improved. The high-quality cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues have been opened one after another, which makes him have his own life while focusing on the innovative research and development of products.
In the Binhai High-tech Industrial Zone, the campaign to do 10 practical things to service enterprise and the masses has been going on for two years. This year, it will upgrade and renovate community apartments, strengthen community residents' services, ease the problem of parking difficulties, optimize and improve public transportation, improve basic education conditions, improve community medical services, beautify and optimize Tianjin's environment, improve business support services, enrich the cultural and sports activities, and improve the convenience of administrative services and other aspects to comprehensively enhance the soft environment for business in the region.
In addition, TBNA has continuously strengthened its policy support for talents. In 2017, the Kunpeng Plan was implemented and 25 policies for the innovative development of talents with real support to talents in TBNA settled. In recent years, the talent support policies such as the Haihe Talents Program and the Kunpeng Plan, as well as the rich soft environment such as talent apartments and industrial salons, have enabled all kinds of entrepreneurs and innovative entrepreneurs in TBNA to quickly take root here. According to relevant plans, this year TBNA is expected to increase employment by 120,000 people, and carry out 100 large-scale activities such as Spring Breeze Action, Private Enterprise Recruitment Week and College Employment Service Month to support the industry and expand employment.