Date: July 8th

Application Deadline: July 1st


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),  this competition aims to provide U.S.-based technology companies a better understanding of the market opportunities available in China.

Why should companies compete?

Qualified preliminary winners will be extended an invitation to join the 2019 China road-show to compete in the InnoSTARS industry finals, and potentially even the finals. The road-show will include introductions to Chinese corporates, universities, regulators, and investors interested in U.S. innovation. Industry finalists’ round-trip China airfare, hotels, and meals are covered by InnoSTARS, and winners receive cash prizes and media recognition.


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


1000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138


9:30 AMRegistration
10:00 AMOpening Remarks
10:05 AMKeynote Speech: TBD
10:15 AMPresentation by Zpark
10:25 AMPresentation by Stella Liu, Chief Executive Officer, US China Innovation Alliance
10:35 AMPitch Group A ( 3 companies)
11:10 AMBreak
11:20 AMPitch Group B  (3 companies)
12:00 PMLunch
1:00 PMPitch Group C (5 companies)
2:00 PMBreak
2:10 PMPitch Group D (5 companies)
3:10 PMBreak
3:20 PMPitch Group E (4 companies)
4:05 PMJudge Deliberation
4:20 PMResult Announcement
4:30 PMAdjourn

*The agenda is subject to change.*


Deepak Chandran
President, Iris Energy LLC
Alec Karys
CEO, Genesis Inc.
Mostafa Analoui
Executive Director, UConn TIP
Winston Patrick Kuo
Chief Technology Officer, CloudHealth Genomics

Organizer & Partner