Meeting on Promoting the Pilot Work of Increasing Income of Researchers Held in Mianyang
2018-07-31

(Reporter: Xie Yan) On July 18, the Meeting on Promoting the Pilot Work of Increasing Income of Researchers was held in Mianyang. The meeting was organized by the Department of Employment and Income Distribution of the National Development and Reform Commission, supported by Sichuan Development and Reform Commission and Mianyang Municipal Government. Deputy director of the Department of Employment and Income Distribution of the National Development and Reform Commission, Chang Tiewei, and deputy director of Sichuan Development and Reform Commission, Liu Jinfeng, attended the meeting. Member of the standing committee of the municipal party committee and deputy mayor, Yan Chao, delivered a welcome speech.

In September last year, Mianyang was successfully selected as one of the first batch of pilot cities to implement the national scientific researcher incentive program, becoming the only prefecture-level city among the selected pilot cities. Mianyang has developed a series of talent incentive program such as Measures to Implement the Talent Plans for China Science and Technology City (Mianyang), Opinions on Accelerating the Construction of a Strong Western City to provide comprehensive support and services for researchers and research institutions in terms of funding, technology transformation, policy support, and social life. Currently, MianyangĄ¯s pilot project covers all scientific research institutions, educational and teaching institutions, medical and health institutions, and state-owned enterprises at the central, provincial and municipal levels. The effort will unleash the innovation potential of researchers.

Chang acknowledged the effective results from our pilot work. He said that it is necessary to accelerate the progress and provide more support to encourage talents and innovation by innovation of mechanisms and systems. Chang said that we should provide support for talents in policy support, organizational leadership, and social life. The pilot areas should focus on scientific and technological innovation based on local reality, and deepen reform with targeted policies to create opportunities for talents and encourage them and the research institutions to strengthen innovation. The managing departments at all levels should provide more support for the pilot project, and work together to encourage the initiative, enthusiasm and creativity of researchers.

All the delegates who participated in the meeting paid a visit to the Science and Technology Museum of China Academy of Engineering Physics, the innovation center of China Science and Technology City (Mianyang), and Sichuan Jiuzhou Technical College before the meeting. Southwest University of Science and Technology and other organizations that implemented the pilot work shared their experience at the meeting, and delegates from other pilot provinces and cities such as Hebei, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, and Chongqing all shared their opinions.