July 17th

Seattle Preliminary Winners

Orions Systems Inc.

Athira Pharma, Inc.



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.


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


720 3rd Ave Suite 1100 Seattle, WA 98104


10:00 AMRegistration
10:30 AMOpening Remarks
10:35 AMPresentation 1: Stella Liu, Chief Executive Officer, US China Innovation Alliance
10:45 AMPresentation 2: Chen Zhou, Partner, OnePiece Work
10:50 AMPresentation 3: Representative from OCS-GZ
11:00 AMPitch Group A ( 5 companies)
12:00 PMLunch
1:00 PMPitch Group B (4 companies)
1:50 PMBreak
2:00 PMPitch Group C (3 companies)
2:35 PMBreak
2:45 PMPitch Group D (5 companies)
3:35 PMJudge Deliberation
3:50 PMResult Announcement
4:00 PMAdjourn


Akshay Bhushan
Investor, Tola Capital
Virginia Liu
VP, Developer and Ecosystems, Agora.io
William Li
President, C2CAN
Robert Lamson
CEO, Precision Appliance Technology Inc.
Craig Husa
President, Husa Growth Advisors
Lee Otis
Director of Business Development, Palador