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. Mandarin Environment is a co-organizer for the Chicago Preliminary on March 12, 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 Chicago Preliminary will have an audience of around 65, including: corporates, early-stage technology executives, investors, investment advisors and U.S.-China clean-tech industry professionals.
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.
Polsinelli: 150 North Riverside Plaza, 31st Floor, Chicago, IL 60606
Industries of Focus
Renewable Energy and New Materials
|8:00AM||Registration and Networking|
|8:30AM||Energy Efficiency Technology Pitches (9)|
|10:00AM||Morning Coffee Break|
|10:15AM||Renewable Energy Technology Pitches (9)|
|1:00PM||Panel: Clean-tech Investment Trends|
|2:00PM||Afternoon Coffee Break I|
|2:15PM||Wastewater Technology Pitches (9)|
|3:45PM||Afternoon Coffee Break II|
|4:00PM||Other Clean-tech Pitches (9)|