May 16 – 17, 2019

Application Deadline: May 10, 2019


The U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) provides a unique opportunity for U.S.-based technology companies to connect with investors, strategic partners, leading incubators/accelerators, and professional service firms from China. This is the platform for companies to leverage significant resources from China to accelerate their growth and expand their market potential.

This summit has received great support from the Chinese and American governments and provides valuable resources and crucial access to facilitate and promote collaboration between innovative technology companies, venture capitalists, private equity investors, startup accelerators and incubators of U.S. and China. Growing over the past three years, this event has been one of the most successful investment summits in the United States!

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.

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.

How to apply for U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit?

Please click the link below for more information:


The Westin Houston, Memorial City

945 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77024


  • Medical Device, Digital Health and diagnosis
  • Biopharma
  • Energy
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Materials
  • Environmental Technology
  • Oil & Gas



7:30 – 21:00, May 16th

MorningU.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit Opening Ceremony

Signing Ceremony


Panel Discussion II: IP Protection of U.S.-China Innovation and investments

AfternoonInnoSTARS Competition Preliminary Stage- 60 Pitches
 3 InnoSTARS Competition Breakout Sessions
– Advanced Manufacturing
– Environmental Technology
– Biopharma
 City Session: City Spotlights
 City Session: Innovation Gathering@Changsha
 B2B Matchmaking
 Changsha Exhibition
 VIP B2B Matchmaking
NightWelcome Banquet: The Night of Changsha

7:30 – 21:00, May 17th

MorningInnoSTARS Competition Preliminary Stage- 40 Pitches
 Successful Experience Sharing Session
AfternoonInnoSTARS Competition Preliminary Stage- 60 Pitches

4 InnoSTARS Competition Breakout Sessions

  • Materials
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Energy
  • Medical Device, Digital Health and Diagnosis
All Day
  • B2B Matchmaking
  • Exhibition
  • Changsha City Exhibition
  • VIP B2B Matchmaking

InnoSTARS Company Training

  • The preparation strategy of American companies
    before entering the Chinese market
  • IP Protection in China
  • How to Build the local Team
  • How to Secure financing in China
  • Doing Business in China (cultural perspective
  • Tax/Audit Program
  • Investment Feasibility analyzation

InnoSTARS Competition Preliminary Stage Awards Ceremony + Community Reception



Hunan Lianzhi Bridge and Tunnel Technology Co. Ltd.

Hunan Lianzhi Bridge and Tunnel Technology Co. Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise that focuses on structural safety, infrastructure quality inspection and safety monitoring. It has expertise in testing and safety monitoring of infrastructure related to roads, railways, water transportation, bridges and tunnels, public buildings, land disasters and environmental protection, etc.

Advanced Manufacturing

Han’s Laser Smart Equipment Group

Han’s Laser Smart Equipment Group is a leading laser equipment supplier that focuses on middle-high power fiber laser cutter, welding, 3D printing, automation, lasers, CNC control systems and functional components.

Advanced Manufacturing

Bichamp Cutting Technology (Hunan) Co., Ltd

Bichamp Cutting Technology is a leading company to supply widest range of products with highest quality in the Chinese band saw blade industry.

Advanced Manufacturing

Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

Founded in 1992, Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. is mainly engaged in developing and manufacturing major high-tech equipment in the areas of engineering industry and agricultural industry. With more than 20 years of innovation and development, the company is now a global enterprise possessing 9 major categories and 49 product lines, as well as nearly 800 leading products. Zoomlion is the first Chinese construction machinery company to be listed on both Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges. At present, the company is actively promoting strategic transformation, aiming to build a high-end equipment manufacturing enterprise integrating engineering machinery, agricultural machinery and financial services.

Advanced Manufacturing

Hunan Zhongnan Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.

Hunan Zhongnan Intelligent Equiment Co. focuses on industrial robotics technology, works on intelligent manufacturing products and services in the entire industry chain and provides optimal intelligent solutions for different industrial fields.

Advanced Manufacturing

Hunan Bohang UAV Technology Co., Ltd.

Hunan Bohang UAV Technology Co., Ltd., founded in 2012, was one of the earliest companies in China that specialized in UAV system research and development, manufacturing, application and services. It has various products including remote sensing devices, agricultural UAV, UAV flight control system and smart battery, charger, intelligent robot, etc.

Advanced Manufacturing

Sunward Intelligent Equipment Group

Sunward Intelligent Equipment Group focuses on equiment manufacturing and has developed over 200 patented high-quality products including engineering equipment, special equipment and aviation equipment.

Advanced Manufacturing

Harvest Pharmaceuticals

Harvest Pharmaceuticals is a high-tech drug research and development company specializing in high-end generic drug development and contract research. It also provides generic drug research and registration reports, generic drug conformity evaluation, phase I clinical trials, formulation and synthesis process research and optimization, chemical synthesis customization, intermediate and API product development and other professional technical services for pharmaceutical companies.


Hunan Huacheng Biotech, Inc.

Hunan Huacheng Biotech, Inc. is specialized in the research, development, production and sales of natural active ingredients, providing high quality natural raw materials for domestic and foreign manufacturers of botanicals, health foods, beverages, cosmetics and other enterprises.


Hunan Jiudian Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

Hunan Jiudian Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd is a modern pharmaceutical enterprise specializing in drug R&D and manufacturing.


Hunan Fangsheng Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

Hunan Fangsheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd is a comprehensive pharmaceutical company that integrates new drug R&D, production and sales. Its products include tablets (including cephalosporins), hard capsules (including cephalosporins), granules (including cephalosporins), powders, suppositories, expectorants (topical), powder injections (cephalosporins), sprays (external use), production and sales of lotions (extraction of traditional Chinese medicine).


HNAC Technology Co., Ltd.

HNAC Technology focuses on automation and information technology, providing core software and hardware products as well as system solutions for users in various industries including water conservancy and hydropower, intelligent power distribution, environmental water treatment and industrial control etc.

Environmental Technology

Changsha Kaitian Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.

Changsha Industrial Technology Research Institute of Environmental Protection (Service) is an environmental protection incubation center aiming to gather and share strategic resources, develop and industrialize the key environmental technologies, conduct personnel training and provide technology services.

Environmental Technology

AeroSpace Kaitian Environmental Technology Co.,Ltd

AeroSpace Kaitian Environmental Technology is an eco-environmental service provider integrating environmental planning, environmental product R&D and design, equipment manufacturing, engineering installation and facility operation. The core business areas are: eco-friendly smart city, ecological beautiful village, eco-industrial park and ecological healthy family.

Environmental Technology

Changsha SPON Communication Technology Co., Ltd.

SPON Communication Technology, well known as a national high-tech enterprise, is one of the most powerful IP Intercom System and IP PA system manufacturers in China. SPON has been committed for decades to the IP network audio technology which has found its wide application in multiple-cross fields (e.g., Finance, Transport, Education, Safe city etc.) and has ranked the first in multiple industries.

Information and Communication Technology

Hunan Jwinlink Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Hunan Jwinlink Network Technology Co., Ltd., Baidu’s general agent in the Hunan region, is a integrated internet service provider. It provides technology products, solutions and professional services of marketing, IT, HR, finance and commercial services for enterprises in Hunan.

Information and Communication Technology

Science & Technology Branch, Bank of Changsha Co., Ltd.

With a dedicated technology financial service team, Science & Technology Branch, Bank of Changsha Co., Ltd. provides comprehensive financial services including account settlement, wealth management and financing for more than 4,200 technology enterprises in Hunan Province, China.

Information and Communication Technology

Changsha Intelligent Driving Institute (CiDi)

Changsha Intelligent Driving Institute aims to develop the core technologies of intelligent driving and focuses on the R&D of innovative products for inter-city logistics heavy trucks.

Information and Communication Technology

Advanced Corporation for Materials & Equipments Co., Ltd.

ACME is a high-tech enterprise specialized in the manufacturing of heating equipment for new materials and the energy industry. With technology innovation and professional services, ACME provides high-end industrial heating equipment for customers in various fields including C&SiC composites industrial heating equipment, vacuum heat treatment equipment, powder metallurgy industrial heating equipment, cemented carbides equipment, Fe&Cu based PM equipment, 3D printing powders, etc.


JOINTO Technology Co., Ltd.

JOINTO Technology is a high-tech enterprise engaged in the research, development, production and sales of high-end medical equipment for mothers and children.

Medical Device, Digital Health and Diagnosis

Sansure Biotech Inc.

Sansure Biotech Inc. was founded in 2008 as a dedicated company developing and manufacturing a complete product line for molecular laboratories, ranging from upstream nucleic acid extraction kits and full automation to downstream real time PCR diagnostic & research kits and fluorescence systems. Based on innovative R&D center in Changsha, China, Sansure understands its capability and social responsibility to offer molecular diagnostic products consistent in quality, accurate and reliable in test results, easy to use and accessible to laboratories of all levels despite their variety in lab environment. Sansure is gradually winning its reputation all over the world and exerting growing influence on popularizing qPCR technologies towards what they are supposed to be as affordable and accessible human health care means.

Medical Device, Digital Health and Diagnosis

Sinocare Inc.

Sinocare Inc is a high-tech enterprise that focuses on the R&D, manufacturing and marketing of products which can rapidly detect chronic diseases by utilizing bio-sensing technology.

Medical Device, Digital Health and Diagnosis

Hunan Guangxiu Hi-tech Life Technology Co., Ltd.

Hunan Guangxiu Hi-tech Life Technology Co., Ltd. focuses on the research and industrial operation of human stem cells, and specializes in directed differentiation of human embryonic stem cells, islet stem cell transplantation, and development of new scaffold materials for tissue engineering

Medical Device, Digital Health and Diagnosis

Bank of Changsha Co., Ltd.

Bank of Changsha is the first regional joint-stock commercial bank and the largest corporate financial enterprise in Hunan Province, China.