Date: July 11th

Maryland Preliminary Winners

Novomer Inc

Z Advanced Computing, Inc. (ZAC)


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


Tasly Pharmaceuticals, Inc 9400 Key W Ave, Rockville, MD 20850


1:00 PM Registration
1:30 PM Opening Remarks
1:35 PM Keynote Speech • Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States of America
1:45 PM Presentation 1 •Representative from the Tasly Group
1:55 PM Presentation 2 • Stella Liu, Chief Executive Officer, US China Innovation Alliance
2:05 PM Pitch Group A ( 3 companies)
2:40 PM Break
2:50 PM Pitch Group B  (3 companies)
3:25 PM Break
3:35 PM Pitch Group C (2 companies)
4:00 PM Judge Deliberation
4:15 PM Result Announcement
4:30 PM Adjourn
*The agenda is subject to change.


Bobby Bi
Managing Director, InnoScouting LLC
Onyema Osuagwu
Chief Technology Officer, BlocPower
Dave Rank
Senior Advisor, The Cohen Group
Peddu Sri
Managing Director, Powerhouse Ventures
Shirley Chai
Vice President of Administration, Tasly Pharmaceuticals Inc.