2017 US China Innovation and Investment Summit


May 15-17, 2017

Houston, TX

About US China Innovation and Investment Summit

Connecting American Innovation with Chinese Market Resources

The US China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) provides a unique opportunity for U.S.-based technology companies to connect with investors, strategic partners, leading incubators/accelerators, and professional services firms from China. It is an excellent platform for companies to leverage significant resources from China to accelerate growth and expand their market potential.

The UCIS 2017 will bring together more than 500 participants. Approximately 150 representatives of technology companies and 200 investors from China, and 150 representatives of innovative technologies and companies from the U.S., who are seeking cross-border opportunities across a range of focused industries.

UCIS Aims To

Facilitate collaboration between innovative technology companies, venture capitalists, private equity, startup accelerators and incubators

Help Chinese investors access and invest in the best-in-class technologies and products located in the U.S.A.

Help U.S.-based technology companies source investors and partners who can help them to access the Chinese market

Summit Schedule

Date/Time Event Attendees
May 15 (Morning) InnoSTARS Competition – Preliminary Stage All
May 15 (Evening) Welcome Reception All
May 16 (Morning) Plenaries: Keynote and Panels All
May 16 (Afternoon)
  • Breakout Sessions
  • B2B Matchmaking 1:1
  • VIP Meetings*
  • Exhibition
May 16 (Evening) Banquet Banquet guests
May 17 (All day) Satellite Visits (Chinese Delegates)*

  • Onsite visits to Houston Technology Center, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute
  • Lunch and transportation are provided

VIP B2B Matchmaking*

May 19 (Morning) Visits to Stanford University and Plug & Play Tech Center All (Separate registration from UCIS)
May 19 (Afternoon)
  • Registration and Reception
  • Welcome Speech
  • Keynote Speech
  • 2017 InnoSTARS Competition Silicon Valley Division Projects Demo
  • Panel Discussion on Sino-U.S. Investment Trend
  • Award Ceremony
  • Professional Business Connection Services
All (Separate registration from UCIS)

*These meeting arrangements are available upon request.

Advisory Committee

Hugh Forrest


South by Southwest

Charles Foster


Foster LLP

Bernard Harris

CEO and Managing

Vesalius Ventures

Qiangmin Li

Consul General

Consulate-General of the
People’s Republic of
China in Houston

Serge Martin

Special Advisor

United Nations, Climate Change

IEG – World Bank Group, Capital Markets

Steven Papermaster

Executive Chairman and CEO

Nano Global Corporation

Kartik Ram

Managing Director

Fashion Fund

Walter Ulrich


Turnaround and Interim

Host Committee

Joshua Baer

Founder, Executive Director

Capital Factory

Evan Betzer


Stoneworth Financial

James Bo

Founder and President

BusinessObject Solutions, Inc.

Bryan Chambers


University of Texas,
Dallas / Blackstone
joint project / Chambers

Hongsheng Chen

Consul of Science
and Technology

Consulate-General of
the People’s Republic
of China in Houston

Ning Chen


MaTRineX Academy

Brett Cornwell

Executive Director

Texas A&M Technology Commercialization

Ruben Derderian

Acceleration Director

Houston Technology Center

Jeff Dodd


Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP

Eric Fang


Sinoaccess Group

Kevin Fang


Chinese-American Biomedical Association (CABA)

Dennis Ford

Founder and CEO

Life Science Nation

Kevin Koym

Founder and CEO

Tech Ranch

Haiyang Li

Professor of Strategic

Rice University

Shaolin Li


PetroChina International
(America), Inc.

Shoudong Li

Executive Director/Vice
President of Technology

Shandong SicerKline
Ceramics Inc./DSL Group

Jun Lu

Managing Partner

Vesalius Ventures

Ying McGuire

Founder and Co-Chair

Texas-China Investment Summit

Shin-Shem Steven Pei

Professor of Electrical
and Computer Engineering
and Physics

University of Houston

Paul Scott

Executive Director, ASME
Foundation and Head of

The American Society of
Mechanical Engineers

Mitchell Stanley

Chairman of the Board

The National Center for
Sustainable Development

Tong Sun

Vice President,
Central Operations

Houston Methodist
Research Institue

Yi Wang

Managing Partner

Jiuding VC

Guangxuan Wen


Zhengzhou Science and Technology Bureau

Seth Williams


Zhongmen Group

Mark Worcheh


Fannin Innovation Studio

Jim Wu

President and Founding

1898 Club LLC

Baowen Xu

Deputy Director

Hubei International Science and Technology Exchange Center

Jianting Yang


Ningbo science and Technology Bureau International Cooperation Department

Weike Yao


China Association for International Science and Technology Cooperation

Zhang Zhang

Secretary General

International Technology
Transfer Network

Rindy Zhang

Executive Director

US-China Innovation

Ming Zhou

Executive Deputy Director

Energy Power Equipment Emission Reduction Engineering Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Peter Zou



Supporting Organizations




Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


Media Partners