News from Dalian
LOSEC - Liaoning Overseas Scholar Enterprice Center
Background - in 1998, A "US Chinese PhD Delegation" of 15 chinese professionals visited Liaoning province to discuss business cooperation. They suggested to create a research park for overseas chinese (Yuan Zhong Yuan) in the beautiful coastal city of Dalian in Liaoning Procince. Government officials and local business community were very supportive to this great idea, and now they have put it in action. The upshot is LOSEC:
LOSEC (Liaoning Overseas Scholar Enterprice Center) is formally established by a 30 million RMB (4 million USD) joint investment from Liaoning government and Dalian city. it will start construting office buildings of 25,000 square meters, the area equal to a large 12-storey bldg. LOSEC is located in Dalian Hiteche Zone next to Dalian marintime university and Dalian Uni of Tech, and by the Sea. LOSEC is 10 min to DUT by bike. See map below. LOSEC will be open to overseas chinese professionals with excellent attractions: it charges no rent and no tax on InfoTech related business, for certain duration depending on the business size. LOSEC will send a team to Bay Area in 1-2 months to meet with us on the design and planning of the project.
What we do next?
We plan to work with Ministry of Education (MOE) and local officials on this project
MOE plans to send 20 chinese professionals (with PhD and experience) to visit Beijingm, Liaoning and Dalian in Sep-Oct for 2-3 weeks. We will formally announce an Call For Application (annoucement) to qualified people. MOE selects 20 from all applicants by face-to-face interviews.
Selection criteria: must have product/tech/service that can make help money if setting up a business at LOSEC.
MOE will pay all expenses for the entire trip (including air and lodging)
Delegates will have a chance to meet with national leaders during "Oct 1" national celebration
Though MOE has a requirement to only select delegates from the silicon valley area, we will try to include some from outside this geographical area who truly have an outstanding product.
If you are interested and
feel you qualify, please email us a vitae with a
2-page product/project desription. We will recommend to MOE if you realy qualify.
Application will start on May 1.
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