Mission and Vision

The U.S.-China Innovation Alliance (UCIA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that promotes innovation through the exchange of ideas and collaboration between the United States and China. We organize the annual U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) in Houston, which provides a unique opportunity for innovative technology startups to connect with investors, strategic partners, leading incubators/accelerators, and professional services firms from China. It is an excellent platform for technology companies to leverage significant resources from China to accelerate their growth and to expand their market potential. In 2017, we launched the InnoSTARS Competition, which allows growth-stage technology companies in five (or more) core industry areas to gain the chance to participate the competition and business matchmaking to China,  the meetings with qualified potential investors and relevant business partners.


Connect American Innovation with Chinese Market Resources


Establish the most important and efficient platform of innovation collaboration between the U.S. and China.


Acting Chair of the Board

Yusef Muhammad
CEO at the American Business Television Network

Board of Directors

Seth Williams
International Partnerships & Strategic Investment at Integral Health
Angelos Angelou
Founder & Principal Executive Officer at AngelouEconomics
Founder & CEO at International Accelerator
Doreen Chin-Karayaka
Board Member of Offshore Technology Conference
Former Chair of Petroleum Division of ASME
President of Yunka Energy LLC
Rong Shu
Chairman at iGeo LLC
John Zhang
General Secretary at ITTN
Mark LaValle
Audit partner at KPMG
Guocheng Wang
VP at Beijing University Science Park
Hongxing Tan
CEO at Coway International TechTrans Co., Ltd.
Wensheng Wu
CEO at Greatwall Enterprise Institute
Xinxin Li
Co-founder, Director of BD at MyBiogate

Board of Advisors

Charles Foster
Chairman at Foster LLP
Steve Papermaster
CEO at Nano Global Corporation, Former Member of National Science and Technology Council
David Firestein
President and Chief Executive Officer at The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations
Juliana Garaizar
Board Director at Angel Capital Association
Tyler Johnson
Chief Sales Officer at IQuate
Jason He Ph.D.
General Manager at Knox Business and Technology Consulting


Stella Liu
Chief Executive Officer
Haihai Thompson
Executive Director
Cici Zhu
Director of Business Development