April 30, 2019

Application Deadline: April 16, 2019

ABOUT

The 2019 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 2019 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.

LOCATION

TBD

INDUSTRIES OF FOCUS

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

AGENDA

TBD

JUDGES

InnoSTARS judges are selected for their China experience in industries relevant to this competition, as well as their China business acumen.

Yuan Chang
Head of New Product Planning, Global Rare Diseases at Sanofi
Hao He
Experienced Global Finance Professional, Financial Analysis | Strategies | Client Partnerships | Team Leadership | M&A

ORGANIZING PARTNER

SUPPORTING PARTNERS