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Recap on Houston: Innovation Events Highlight the Needs for Collaboration

The US China Innovation Alliance (UCIA) hosted the third US China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) along with the second InnoSTARS pitch competition in Houston, Texas on May 14th and 15th, 2018. This year’s InnoSTARS competition had 135 companies pitch their technology through a rigorous process of prescreening and judging, 35 companies from Houston have been selected to advance to the industry finals in China.

Recap on San Francisco: InnoSTARS Shining along The West Coast

On May 18th, InnoSTARS San Francisco preliminary competition was successfully completed, offering an opportunity for 20 pre-selected early-stage technology companies to present their innovations and readiness for the China market. The competing companies presented innovations spanning a broad range of industries, including: Environmental Technology, Renewable Energy and New Materials, Information and Communication Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented/Virtual Reality.

Recap on Denver: InnoSTARS Continues Strong Momentum

US China Innovation Alliance (UCIA) and Innosphere are excited to announce the results of the first InnoSTARS Denver pitch competition that concluded on April 27, 2018. The following seven companies will move onto the InnoSTARS semi-final round taking place in China this fall while participating in an all-expense paid innovation road trip.

Houston to partner with Chinese city Suzhou on biotech research

After the devastation wrought on Houston by Hurricane Harvey last year, the city is looking forward while rebuilding its downtown, strengthening its flood defenses and announcing plans for an innovation district “for startups and imaginative endeavors.” It is significant that JITRI is investing in Houston, considering its status as a major research center in China.

Entrepreneurs from China, U.S. Brainstorm on Innovative Ideas

The third U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) has brought another wave of technology and innovation investment to Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. More than 500 participants from the two countries, including entrepreneurs and investors, are meeting here on Monday and Tuesday, exchanging views and looking for opportunities in the fields of innovation and technology. […]