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.

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.


The Westin Houston, Memorial City: 945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024

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


May 14 All Day 2018 InnoSTARS competition preliminary stage and B2B Matchmaking Meetings
Night Banquet: The Night of Nanjing
May 15 Morning 2018 US China Innovation and Investment Summit Opening Ceremony
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
  -Sino-U.S. Innovation Investment Forum
  -Sino-U.S. International Healthcare Collaboration Forum
  -Sino-U.S. investment Cooperation Project Promotion
  -Sino-U.S. Medical Device Cooperation Forum
All Day B2B Matchmaking Meetings


John Robinson

Principal Consultant

Mandarin Environment

Andy Goldstein

China Advisor

GreenWorld Capital