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.

How to apply for US China Innovation and Investment Summit?

Please click the link below for more information:


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

Industries of Focus

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


May 14th
2018 InnoSTARS competition preliminary pitch session
  -Advanced Manufacturing
  -Environmental Technology
  -Healthcare and Biotechnology
  -Renewable Energy and New Materials
  -Information and Communication Technology
  -Artificial Intelligence and Augmented/Virtual reality
9:00AM-6:00PM B2B Matchmaking Meetings
9:00AM-6:00PM Exhibition
6:30PM-9:00PM Welcome Banquet
May 15th
2018 US China Innovation and Investment Summit Opening Ceremony
 9:00AM-18:00PM Exhibition
1:00PM-3:20PM B2B Matchmaking Meetings


John Robinson

Principal Consultant

Mandarin Environment

David Wilson

Chief Innovation Officer

Bechtel Corporation

Jerry Strub

Founder & CEO

Strategic Growth Consulting, Inc

Angelos Angelou

Founder & CEO

International Accelerator

JP Giometti

Director, Strategy and R&D


Lyndsey Zhang

Managing Director

Lynra Synergy, LLC.

Lance Black

Medical Device Innovation Lead

Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute

Joan Koerber-Walker

President and CEO

Arizona BioIndustry Association

John Weatherspoon

IP Counsel

Immunophotonics Inc

Anna Jarman

Shell Ventures


Donald Kendall

Managing Director

Five Stone Capital, LP

Trevor Best


Syzygy Plasmonics Inc

Kemal Farid

Managing Director

BlueVine Ventures

Tyler Johnson


RealCo Seed Fund Program

Mushahid Khan

CEO & Board Member

APS Plastics & Manufacturing

Richard Seline

Executive Director & Senior Advisor


Andy Goldstein

China Advisor

GreenWorld Capital