Relevant investment policies and systems are in place to support SSGKC's industry competitiveness in areas such as innovation, industry development and enterprise growth.
For global 500 companies' wholly-owned incorporated subsidiaries in the GDD, with at least $20 million and foreign companies with at least $30 million in registered capital, and wholly-owned incorporated subsidiaries of centrally administered state-owned enterprises, China's Top 500 companies and China's Top 500 private enterprises, with at least 50 million yuan in registered capital, each will be rewarded 2 million yuan.Business contribution award:
Enterprises that have purchased land in the GDD and paid annual tax of more than 15 million yuan in the GDD, or enterprises that haven't purchased land but paid annual tax of more than 5 million yuan, will be rewarded no more than 0.3 percent of their annual sales for no more than three years.Senior managers' award:
For enterprises earning the above business contribution award, no more than 10 senior managers of each enterprise will be rewarded. Each winner can get no more than 100,000 yuan each time.(Temporary Measures of Encouraging Introduction of Key Industrial Projects in Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City and Luogang District of Guangzhou).
National-level sci-tech projects can get a financial support as high as 100 percent of the project fund. The maximum is 5 million yuan. Provincial-level sci-tech projects can get a financial support equal to 70 percent of the project fund. The maximum is 3 million yuan. Municipal-level sci-tech projects can get a financial support equal to 50 percent of the project fund. The maximum is 1 million yuan.Support for R&D institutions:
R&D institutions identified by national authorizations as national engineering technology research centers, national engineering research centers, national engineering laboratories can get 3 million yuan in funding. Provincial-level R&D institutions can get 1.5 million yuan in funding.Subsidies to R&D fund
Qualified high and new technology enterprises can get subsidies equal to 10-20 percent of their R&D expenditure. The maximum is 3 million yuan.Discounted loans
Key new products at municipal level or above, national sci-tech projects under the Torch Plan and the Spark Program and other sci-tech projects can get one-year discounted bank loan of no more than 500,000 yuan.元。(Regulations of Sci-tech Development Fund in Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development District, Guangzhou New and High-Tech Industrial Development district, Guangzhou Free Trade Zone, Guangzhou Bonded Logistics Park, SSGKC and Luogang District of Guangzhou)
A 50-million-yuan seed fund has been set for startup companies as seed capital investment.
Fund for setting up businesses. Set a 1-billion-yuan guidance fund to follow up investment in or buy shares of startup companies. Currently, the venture capital fund in GDD has reached 10 billion yuan.
Sci-tech guarantee fund. Establish an investment guarantee company with register capital of 300 million yuan to provide investment and financing guarantee for sci-tech companies in GDD.
Companies in GDD that are listed on domestic or foreign SME boards or main boards can get a 3-million-yuan fund. Those listed on growth enterprise board can get a 2-million-yuan fund and the top 30 unlisted companies in the “over-the-counter” market can get a 1-million-yuan fund.Reward to equity investment companies:
Newly established or newcomer equity investment companies can get a reward equal to 1 percent of their paid-in registered capital. The maximum is 20 million yuan. Equity investment partnerships can get a reward equal to 5 percent of the registered capital of sci-tech SMEs. The reward that each equity investment partnership can get each year can't exceed 4 million yuan.Subsidies to guarantee companies:
Financing guarantee companies in GDD can get subsidies equal to 1 percent of the annual amount guaranteed to sci-tech SMEs. The maximum of the subsidy is 1 million yuan.(Opinions on the Implementation of Facilitating Sci-tech Financing Development in GDD)
Qualified high-level professionals can get a one-time home purchase subsidy as high as 1 million yuan (after-tax). Individual talent can get a three-year rent subsidy for an apartment of no more than 100 sq.m. and those who bring their family to live together in GDD can get a three-year rent subsidy for an apartment of no more than 150 sq.m. High-level talents can get a three-year transportation subsidy of 2,000 yuan per month. They can get a 20,000-yuan subsidy for participating in international academic exchanges, study tours or exhibitions no more than twice a year. Those who have their hukou registered in GDD can get a 20,000-yuan one-time subsidy per person. Those whose family members have their hukou registered in GDD can get a 10,000-yuan one-time subsidy per person.Reward for leading talents in the sci-tech field. In addition to the above rewards to high-level talents, leading talents in the sci-tech field can also get : [ Startup fund:]
The can get a startup fund of no more than 6 million yuan, with 2 million yuan being prepaid and follow-up fund being paid during the next five years according to the development of the project.
Qualified leading talents in the sci-tech field can get a share capital of no more than 5 million yuan. Projects that have obtained other venture capital can also get the same amount of follow-up investment.[ Subsidy for rents in startup carriers:]
Leading professionals can get a three-year subsidy for rents in startup carriers such as incubators or accelerators. The rented floor area in incubators that can get the subsidy should be no more than 500 sq.m. The rental floor area in accelerators that can get the subsidy should be no more than 2,000 sq.m.[ Discounted loans:]
A company can get discounted loans as high as 5 million yuan within three years since its establishment.[ Special reward for innovation and startup to academicians and experts:]
Projects initiated by academicians and specialists and approved by the management committee of GDD can get a startup fund as high as 10 million yuan. Academicians and specialists that start companies in GDD for the first time and hold or entrust others to hold more than 30 percent of the company's shares (or they and their R&D team that hold more than 50 percent of the company's shares), can get rent subsidies for a R&D site of no more than 2,000 sq.m. for five years at most. Academicians' workstations that get special support from provincial department of science and technology can get a fund equal to the amount provided by the provincial department of science and technology. Academicians and experts that start companies in GDD can get a startup fund. Academicians who set up workstations or studios get subsidies for operation or office rents.[ Rewards for core professionals and talents in short supply:]
Qualified core professionals and talents in shortage can get a salary subsidy of 2,000-3,000 yuan per month. The basic number of core professionals and talents in short supply is 1,000 and the number grows at an annual rate of 15 percent. Their qualifications will be reviewed once a year can candidates can apply repeatedly.(Measures of Attracting High-Level Talents in GDD and Luogang District, Measures of Providing Subsidies to Core Talents and Talents in Short Supply in GDD and Luogang District, Working Plan of Attracting Academicians and Building Innovation and Startup Parks in GDD and SSGKC)
GDD will arrange a special fund from its budget for services outsourcing, which should be no less than 50 million yuan per year. The fund should be used as a supplement to national-, provincial- and municipal-level supporting fund for services outsourcing, or used to build public service platforms, train talents, fund companies to authenticate their qualifications, or provide discounted office rents.Qualification authentication Support for companies:
Companies that are qualified to obtain national-, provincial- and municipal-level financial support can get an extra support of 100 percent, 70 percent, and 50 percent of their national-, provincial- and municipal support fund, respectively.Development fund for service outsourcing:
Companies can get a subsidy at a rate 0.02 yuan per U.S. dollar of their annual value of outsourcing business, but no more than 2 million yuan.Training subsidy:
Companies can get a talent-training subsidy of 4,500 yuan per person, but no more than 450,000 yuan per company.Subsidies for office purchase or rental:
Companies that buy offices can get a subsidy of 500 yuan per sq.m. Companies that rent office can get a three-year subsidy of 30 percent of the rents.(Measure of Promoting Development of Service Outsourcing in Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development District, Guangzhou New and High-Tech Industrial Development district, Guangzhou Free Trade Zone, Guangzhou Bonded Logistics Park and Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City) (2) Intellectual property rights incentives:
1、The subsidy standard for service inventions is 500-30,000 yuan each.
2、The subsidy standard for non-service inventions is 400-3,000 yuan each.
3、Overseas returnees who apply for domestic invention patents can get subsidies as high as 2,500 yuan per item for application and grant fees or payment for agents.[ Registration funding for computer software copyrights:]
Enterprises, institutions and individuals in the GDD can apply for computer software copyright registration with the National Copyright Administration, and can get a subsidy of 300 yuan for each item after obtaining the registration certificate.[ Registration funding for integrated circuit layout designs:]
Enterprises, institutions and individuals can apply for integrated circuit layout design registration with the State Intellectual Property Office, and can get a subsidy of 3,000 yuan for each item after being publicized.[ Geographic indication protection funding:]
Agricultural products produced in the GDD whose brands are registered with geographic indication or organization with protected geographic indication can get a one-time subsidy of 100,000 yuan.[ IPR protection funding:]
Within the prescribed scope of intellectual property rights that can be subsidized, when the legitimate rights of intellectual property owners are infringed and caused investigation fees and litigation costs, property owners can get a subsidy of 30 percent of the investigation fees and litigation costs, but no more than 30,000 yuan.Regulations of Intellectual Property Rights Fund in GDD: (3) Incentives policy of circular economy dendopment:
Circular economy and low-carbon projects can get special subsidies of no more than 30 percent of their paid-in investment, but no more than 1 million yuan for each project.[Discounted loans:]
For national-, provincial- or municipal-level companies or projects of circular economy, each can enjoy a discounted loan of no more than 500,000 yuan.[Enterprise projects awards:]
For those winning the title of provincial- or municipal-level “enterprises of clean production”, each can get a one-time award of 300,000 yuan. Each of national-, provincial- or municipal-level pilot companies in circular economy can get an award of 300,000 yuan, 200,000 yuan and 100,000 yuan, respectively.(Regulations of Special Fund for Developing Circular Economy in Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development District, Guangzhou New and High-Tech Industrial Development district, Guangzhou Free Trade Zone, Guangzhou Bonded Logistics Park and Luogang District of Guangzhou)
At present, SSGKC has implemented a new registration facilitation process by “one window service” for “4 licenses and 1 stamp” (Business license, Organization Code license, State and Local tax registration and Corporate stamp). It takes only 5 working days to complete the whole registration from the date of application with required materials.