"In the future, we will further promote cooperation between enterprises on Chinese mainland and in Macao in the fields of industry-university-research cooperation, as well as business, funding, and talent, to help Macao enterprises integrate into the high-quality development of Guangdong," said Liang Ying, general manager of Zhuhai Da Heng Qin Incubator Management Co., Ltd., after attending the Guangdong's high-quality development conference on January 28.
Liang said the conference reflects Guangdong's pioneering spirit of reform and opening up and its determination to pursue development. "It has provided us a guide and a direction for building Hengqin at a higher level."
Liang's company is responsible for the operation of Macao-Hengqin Youth Entrepreneurship Valley (Inno Valley HQ), where many Macao entrepreneurs made first step in Hengqin. Entrepreneurs from Macao can enjoy many preferential policies in terms of registration, venue rental, accommodation, and preferential application when starting business in Hengqin. For instance, Pachira Era (Zhuhai Hengqin) Information Technology Co., Ltd., NanometalsTechnology Co., Ltd., and many high-tech companies from Macao are located there and have received some support.
"In the coming year, we will continue to improve Inno Valley HQ, in a bid to promote high-quality development." According to Liang, the Valley will help Macao enterprises to cooperate with universities in Macao, such as the Macao University, the Macau University of Science and Technology, as well as several well-known universities on Chinese mainland.
Furthermore, those enterprises can receive support including a start-up subsidy of 30,000 RMB, loans at low-interest rates, a Cantonese-speaking service team, and so on.
Liang indicated that they will strive to support the development of Macao enterprises to a higher level, hopefully reaching over 400 this year. "Among them, high-tech enterprises are expected to reach 80, including unicorn enterprises and specialized and sophisticated enterprises that produce new and unique products, which are expected to exceed 10 each," she said, "We are also aiming to help two Macao enterprises to obtain approval for the initial public offerings (IPOs) this year."
Reporter: Nan, Holly
Video: Qin Shaolong, Axin
Editor: Wing, Steven, Monica, Abby