About

Changsha – “The Green City”

Changsha, located in the central part of China, is the capital city of Hunan province. Covering an area of 11.8 thousand square miles, its jurisdiction spans six urban districts and three county-level cities comprising a total population of over 8.15 million. In 2018, Changsha’s gross regional production reached RMB 1.143 trillion (almost USD 170 billion), an increase of 8.5 percent over the previous year, while its economic aggregate ranked sixth among provincial capital cities in central China.
Changsha is a famous cultural city with a long-standing history of more than 3,000 years. It boasts abundant famous historical and cultural sites and relics, such as the Mawangdui Han Tombs and the millennium-old Yuelu Academy. Changsha is home to several prominent historical figures, including Chairman Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, as well as Yuan Longping, the world’s “father of super hybrid rice”. Changsha is the base for a series of national-level strategic platforms such as the Reform Pilot Zone of Building Resource-Conserving and Environmentally-Friendly Society, National Self-Independent Innovation Demonstration Area, the Pilot City for “Made in China 2025”, National Airport Economic Demonstration Zone, and the Pilot City for Cross-Border E-Commerce. There are five national development zones and nine provincial industrial parks in the city, which help culminate into seven clusters, each generating over RMB 100 billion in annual output for the new materials, engineering machinery, electronic information, food, automobile manufacturing, cultural creativity, and tourism industries. Changsha boasts 58 universities and colleges, such as the National University of Defense Technology, Central South University, and Hunan University etc. It also has 96 independent scientific research institutions and 62 academies of the China Academy of Sciences and the China Academy of Engineering. The city has cultivated over 600,000 college students and 420,000 professionals, and a series of world-class scientific feats have been achieved in the city, including super hybrid rice, supercomputer production among many others. In recent years, Changsha has been actively involved in the “One Belt One Road” Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping and speeding up to carry out the “innovation-led, opening-up and rising up strategy” of Hunan, dedicated to making itself a new locus of reform and opening-up in central China.

Location

Worldhotel Grand Jiaxing Changsha

No.247, Jinxing Zhong Rd, Changsha, Hunan, China

Industry Finals

November 7, 2019

Industries of Focus

 Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Environmental Technology, Materials

Agenda

Industry Final, Nov 7 (Advanced Manufacturing 2)
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Opening ceremony
09:30-9:50 Local partners speech
Presentation: Yuhua Development Zone
09:50-12:20 Industry Finals
12:20-12:30 Award Ceremony and Group Photo
Industry Final, Nov 7(Green Innovation)
13:30-14:00 Guest registration、promotional video
14:00-14:30 Opening ceremony, local partner speech
14:30-14:50 Changsha High-Tech Development Zone Talent and Project Promotion   Policy Introduction
14:50-18:10  Industry Finals
18:10-18:30 Award Ceremony and Group Photo

Judges

Angelos Angelou
CEO & Founder of International Accelerator in Austin, TX
Doreen Karayaka
Board Member, Offshore Technology Conference (OTC); President of Yunka Energy, LLC
Gino Demeneghi
Vice President Concamim North America; Former Public Affairs Executive for the State of Mexico office in Houston
Ying McGuire
Appointed to the United States Investment Advisory Council; Chair of an advisory board for the International Trade Center
Yusef Muhammad
Chapter Chairman, SCORE (Houston); President of American Institute of Corporate Development
Lisa Whaley Morris
Founder and President of Life Work Synergy
Mark Pierson
Founding Board Member, International Business Society, Technology Association of Georgia

Grand Finale

November 8, 2019

Industries of Focus

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

Agenda

Grand Finale (Industry Final Winners)
09:00-09:30Check-in; Changsha promotional video
09:30-10:00

Opening Remarks

10:10-10:30

Changsha Promotion

10:30-10:40The Entry Ceremony of the Finals
10:40-10:45

Launching Ceremony

10:45-11:00Tea Break
11:00-12:00

2019 InnoSTARS Grand Finale – Group 1

12:00-13:30Lunch and Social Networking
13:30-14:402019 InnoSTARS Grand Finale – Group 2
14:40-15:20

US-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Forum (Part I)

Topic I: Challenges and Opportunities: Future oritened innovation and cooperation strategy of Chinese and American Enterprises 

15:20-16:30

2019 InnoSTARS Grand Finale – Group 3

16:30-17:10

US-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Forum(Part II)
Topic II: Development &Win-win: Sino-US innovation and opening cooperation and cross-border innovation and entrepreneurship cooperation

17:10-18:00Closing Ceremony
17:10-17:30Promotion of Hunan Xiangjiang New Area
17:30-17:40Signing Ceremony
17:40-17:50Awarding Ceremony
17:50-18:00Group photo
Grand Finale (Industry Final Regular Participants)
09:00-09:30Check-in; Changsha promotional video
09:30-10:00

Opening Remarks

10:10-10:30

Changsha Promotion

10:30-10:40The Entry Ceremony of the Finals
10:40-10:45

Launching Ceremony

10:45-11:00Tea Break
11:00-12:00

B2B Matchmaking

12:00-13:30Lunch and Social Networking
13:30-14:40B2B Matchmaking
14:40-15:20

US-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Forum (Part I)

Topic I: Challenges and Opportunities: Future oritened innovation and cooperation strategy of Chinese and American Enterprises

15:20-16:30

B2B Matchmaking

16:30-17:10

US-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Forum(Part II)
Topic II: Development &Win-win: Sino-US innovation and opening cooperation and cross-border innovation and entrepreneurship cooperation

17:10-18:00Closing Ceremony
17:10-17:30Promotion of Hunan Xiangjiang New Area
17:30-17:40Signing Ceremony
17:40-17:50Awarding Ceremony
17:50-18:00Group photo

Organizers