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. This is the platform for companies to leverage significant resources from China to accelerate their growth and to expand their market potential.

This summit has received great support from the Chinese and American governments, providing valuable resources and crucial access to facilitate and promote collaboration between innovative technology companies, venture capitalists, private equity investors, startup accelerators and incubators of US and China. Growing over the past two years, this event has been one of the most successful investment summits in the southern United States! The UCIS 2018 will bring together more than 500 participants: over 200 representatives of industry-leading enterprises, investment firms and innovative companies from China, and 200 representatives of innovative technology companies from the U.S. who are seeking cross-border opportunities across a range of focused industries.

The various activities of UCIS 2018, such as plenary sessions, breakout forums, B2B matchmaking meetings, InnoSTARS competition preliminary stage, and exhibitions allowing all participants to understand industry trends. This is a valuable promotional opportunity to increase brand awareness and promote new businesses.

UCIS was listed to be the one of the key programs in the science and technology area for the first U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue (SCD) which was co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on September 28, 2017, in Washington. D.C. President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping launched the SCD in April 2017, at Mar-a-Lago.

The UCIS aims to:

  • Facilitate collaboration between innovative technology companies, venture capitalists, private equity investors, startup accelerators and incubators
  • Help Chinese investors access and invest in the first class technologies and products located in the U.S.
  • Help U.S.-based technology companies source investors and partners who can help them to access the Chinese market


1. Opening Ceremony and Plenary Sessions

The opening ceremony will extend invitations to the Mayor of the City of Houston, distinguished officials from the Texas Governor’s Office, the Ministry of Science and Technology, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston and other influential figures involved in innovation in the U.S. to present the opening remarks. Moreover, investors that are experienced in U.S.-China Innovation and high technology will also contributed in the U.S.-China cross border cooperation and investment conferences.

2. U.S.-China Innovation Investment Forum

A round-table discussion with a focus on how incubators, accelerators, and investors can work together to help Chinese investors find suitable investment opportunities and how best to help U.S.-based technology companies identify the right investors or partners in order to successfully enter the Chinese market, explore the coordination network and the working strategies, establish the foundation of future work of U.S.-China cooperation on innovation and investments.

3. U.S.-China International Medical Investment and Collaboration Forum

This forum aims to establish a bridge between Chinese and U.S. medical institutions and to promote the depth of medical collaborations between the two countries. Various stakeholders including Chinese organizations and leadership from leading U.S. medical institutions who have been actively working on these opportunities will share their perspectives at this forum.

4. U.S.-China Innovation and Investment – Projects Promotion

UCIS will invite companies and organizations that desire to connect with partners and investors across US and China to showcase their project, company, or organization in this special breakout session.

5. Medical Device Innovation and Partnering Forum

This forum will help medical device companies who are seeking Chinese market entry or additional investment sources to meet Chinese investors and explore potential opportunities. Areas of focus include in vitro diagnostics (IVD), cardiovascular, and surgical devices, medical imaging, dialysis and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to arrange pre-matched meetings with forum attendees during the two-day US China Innovation and Investment Summit.

6. InnoSTARS Competition Preliminary Stage

The 2018 InnoSTARS Competition Preliminary Stage will be held at the same time as the 2018 US China Innovation and Investment Summit. There will be pitch competitions as planned based on different topics. Chinese delegates will be invited to participate in B2B matchmaking. Judges from both the U.S. and China will give feedback for different innovation proposals. To learn more on the InnoSTARS Competition, click on the link below:


7. Exhibition

The exhibition during the summit will provide an opportunity for participating organizations, individuals, and groups to showcase their work while participating in meetings and business matchmaking.

8. B2B Matchmaking Meetings

All participants will have a chance to engage in B2B matchmaking with InnoSTARS companies. This valuable platform allows U.S. companies to connect with Chinese investment organizations. Summit attendees can also submit their own investment or partnership requests and browse the full participant list to gain an understanding of the full range of attendee requests and offers.



Welcome Banquet: The Night of Suzhou

Date and Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, May 14

Location: Fourth  Floor, The Westin Houston, Memorial City

Address: 945 Gessner Houston, TX 77024

Please purchase the tickets here. If you would like to sponsor the banquet, please send emails to sales@uschinainnovation.org.



Information and Communication Technology

  • Smart Cities
  • Industrial IoT
  • Connected Health
  • Smart Homes
  • Connected Cars
  • Wearables
  • Smart Utilities
  • Communications Equipment
  • Internet Software & Services
  • Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals

Artificial Intelligence and Augmented/Virtual Reality

  • Digital Assistants
  • Neurocomputers
  • Embedded Systems
  • Expert Systems
  • AR/VR Hardware
  • AR/VR Content
  • AR/VR Data
  • AR/VR Commerce
  • Enterprise AR/VR

Renewable Energy and New Materials

  • Energy Storage Technology
  • Unconventional Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Metal/Metal Alloy
  • Carbon Materials/Carbon Fiber
  • Composites
  • Energy Efficiency Improvement
  • Smart Grid & Energy Storage
  • Solar Energy
  • Biomass Energy
  • Hydro & Wind Energy
  • Membrane Materials
  • Polymer Materials
  • Photoelectric Materials

Healthcare and Biotechnology 

  • Next Generation Sequencing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Device
  • Digital Health
  • Genomics
  • Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Precision Medicine
  • Cell Therapy
  • Tumor Drug Development
  • New Vaccines
  • PCR Technology and Diagnostic Reagents
  • Biochip

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Automatic Transportation
  • 3D Printing
  • Next Generation Materials Technology
  • Computer-Aided Design Software
  • Robotics
  • Autonomous Vehicle
  • Additive Manufacturing

Environmental Technology

  • Energy Recycling
  • Eco-protection
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Recycling & Waste
  • Air Emissions Control
  • Soil & Water Pollution Treatment


The Westin Houston, Memorial City

945 Gessner Houston, TX 77024