The 2018 InnoSTARS competition is a platform that connects U.S.-based technology companies with Chinese investors, corporates, and strategic partners. Organized by the US China Innovation Alliance (UCIA) and China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC), supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the P.R. China (MOST), this competition aims to provide U.S.-based technology companies a better understanding of the market opportunities available in China. Association of Chinese Professionals is a co-organizer for the Atlanta Preliminary on May 16, 2018

How much time will companies have to present?

Companies will have 10 minutes to present, which includes Q&A.

Who will be in the audience?

InnoSTARS Preliminaries will have an audience including: corporates, early-stage technology executives, investors and investment advisors.

Why should companies compete?

Qualified preliminary winners will be extended an invitation to join the 2018 three-city China road-show to compete in the InnoSTARS Semi-finals, and potentially even the finals. The road-show will include introductions to Chinese environmental corporates, universities, regulators, and investors interested in U.S. innovation. Semi-finalists’ round-trip China airfare, hotels, and meals are covered by InnoSTARS, and winners receive cash prizes and media recognition.


Atlanta Technology Park: 107 Technology Parkway Peachtree Corners, GA

Industries of Focus

  • Healthcare and Biotechnology
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Environmental Technology
  • Renewable Energy and New Materials
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Augmented/Virtual Reality


8:00AM Breakfast networking
9:00AM Welcome remarks-keynotes from officials and sponsor representatives
9:30AM Panel-Investment trend and opportunities in China
10:45AM Presentations & Q and A
12:00PM Keynote lunch
1:00PM Presentations & Q and A
2:15PM Tea break
2:30PM Presentations & Q and A
3:45PM One on One discussion
5:00PM Cocktail party


Larry K. Williams


Technology Association of Georgia

Ben Wang

Executive Director

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute

Christopher J. Chan


Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

John Ling


Council of American States in China

Leian Qiu


Patent Attorney Office of Beijing Institute of Technology

John Morehouse


Georgia Center of Innovation for Manufacturing

Dick Teters


The Center for Industrial Collaboration (CIC) at KSU



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