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.


Lingang International Innovation Center: 755 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

Industries of Focus

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


8:00AM Registration and Networking
8:20AM Welcome Remarks
8:30AM Technology Pitches
10:00AM Morning Coffee Break
10:15AM Technology Pitches
11:45AM Lunch Break
1:00PM Panel:Investment Trends
2:00PM Afternoon Coffee Break I
2:15PM Technology Pitches
3:45PM Afternoon Coffee Break II
4:00PM Technology Pitches
5:30PM Cocktail Reception


Jim Hurd

Strategic Alliances and New Business Development

EoCell Inc

Stephen Markscheid

Senior Executive & Corporate Director



Fengping Wu

Green Tech Expert

Cummins Inc.


Vincent Ma

Managing Partner

Mashington Group


Tianyi Zhu


SmartHealth Ventures

Aaron T Ratner

Managing Director

Ultra Capital

Shawn He

Managing Partner

NewLight Capital LLC


Venue Partner