On the afternoon of November 16, the Recruitment Interview Meeting for Executive Director of the Jiangsu China-Israel Industrial Technology Research Institute was held in Changzhou. Wang Quan, Secretary of the Changzhou Municipal Party Committee, was invited to attend the meeting. Liu Qing, Director of the Jiangsu China-Israel Industrial Technology Research Institute, chaired the interview meeting. Leaders of Changzhou municipal government, Wujin District and Wujin National High-tech Zone, including Han Jiuyun, Fang Guoqiang, Liang Yibo, Li Lin, Dai Shifu, Shi Xuyong, Xu Zhiguo, Zhu Zhengqing, and Li Lei participated in the meeting.
Resumes show that six candidates include doctors of computer science who communicate daily with personnel in various time zones; business elites who have been committed in the investment field for more than a decade; former embassy staff who are fluent in Hebrew, English and Spanish; and entrepreneurial scholars in the field of medical and health care. Without exception, they not only have studied and worked abroad, but also have more or less entrepreneurial experience, being highly educated and competitive.
The interview meeting is divided into two parts: personal statement and questioning of judges. In addition to showing their outstanding resumes, candidates should also fully demonstrate their ability to make live speeches and resilience. In terms of the Institute’s near-term goals and long-term vision, candidates’ ideas for team formation were detailed in respect of department settings and requirements for recruitment, and each candidate has given his/her own answer. “Precisely position the role of the Institute and build its own light cavalry through innovative methodologies and tools.” “Set up offices abroad, participate in the construction of scientific research incubators in universities and colleges, assist in efficient communication between Changzhou and Israel, and establish a mechanism of in-depth mutual visits.” “Establish a China-Israel venture capital fund to fully secure the resources of both countries.”
Six candidates gave their thoughts within two minutes for the problem of “how to market technologies”. Some candidates advocate finding breakthroughs in the upstream markets, and some candidates suggested to utilize Changzhou’s characteristic industrial foundation to extend its business scope to the world and find application scenarios. It is important for enterprises, governments and society to work together to build the Institute into the largest introduction and transformation platform for Israeli technologies in China through integration, innovation, absorption, introduction, and re-innovation, and to find the best balance between public welfare and the market to complete the last mile of the transformation of results into productivity.
In the part of improvisation, candidates are required to talk in English about “Israel in your eyes”. Some candidates told in fluent English about the characteristics of Israel’s unique education: “Israel has a very diverse growth system. Education is important, but Israeli parents will tell their children not to obey the system completely, but to dare to challenge.” Regardless of whether these candidates have been to Israel, “innovation” has become the most consistent evaluation of candidates for Israel: “Israel is a cohesive nation with a long history, and is also labeled with ‘innovation’. This is Israel.”
Liu Qing stated that as a “test field” for the reform of scientific and technological system, the Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute focuses on the transformation of science to technology, regards technologies as commodities and promotes the development and transformation of key industrial technologies through marketization, so as to provide technical support for the industrial transformation and upgrading of Jiangsu and the development of future industries. He also hoped that the Jiangsu China-Israel Industrial Technology Research Institute will make good use of Israeli resources to empower Jiangsu’s development; and Executive Director would seize the real needs of industries and solve the problems that enterprises cannot solve and need to seek resources help from the Institute and universities.
It is reported that the recruitment announcement for Executive Director of the Jiangsu China-Israel Industrial Technology Research Institute has been released since September 6 this year. Xinhua Daily has also published a full page of mysterious poster for the vacant position. By the end of the application period on October 31, a total of 15 resumes, of which 11 resumes are valid, have been received. On November 9, the CIP authority organized the first round of material review and selected 6 candidates. The results of the interview meeting will be announced soon.