May 13, 2019

Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2019


The 2019 InnoSTARS competition is a platform that connects U.S.-based technology companies with Chinese investors, corporates, and strategic partners. Organized by the U.S.-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 Atlanta Preliminary will have an audience of around 65, including: corporates, early-stage technology executives, investors, investment advisors and U.S.-China clean-tech industry professionals.

Why should companies compete?

Qualified preliminary winners will be extended an invitation to join the 2019 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.


Wayne Hodges Room, Centergy Building, Georgia Institute of Technology

75 5th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308


  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biopharma
  • Energy
  • Environmental Technology
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Materials
  • Medical Device, Digital Health & Diagnosis




Tyler Johnson
Global Fortune 50 Executive
Fred Apple
Entrepreneur / Consultant
Dale Sizemore
Co-founder of Voterworkz Director of Operations for Tech Alpharetta
Carolina Ramon
Director of the Office of Minority Business Development
Timothy Veith
Business Attorney/co-inventor
Yun Chen
Senior Director of technology of LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Charles D. Ganz
Senior Counsel Atlanta