Connecting American Innovation with Chinese Market Resources

The US China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) provides a unique opportunity for US-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.

B2B
MATCHMAKING

16-17 MAY
HOUSTON, TX

Our exclusive Business-to-Business Matchmaking event sets up 15-30 minute speed meetings between InnoSTARS Competition Companies and potential strategic partners and investors from China and global markets.

INNOSTARS
COMPETITION 2019

16-17 MAY
HOUSTON, TX

Our mission is to increase collaboration between US and China by building connections, person to person, business to business, and facilitating mutually-beneficial partnerships through our flagship program InnoSTARS. 

Program Book

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Agenda

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
U.S.- China Innovation and Investment Summit

Session Host:
▶Ying McGuire, Board Member, U.S.- China Innovation Alliance▶Seth Williams, Board Member, U.S.- China Innovation Alliance

09:00am-09:30am

Welcome Remark from UCIA

Charles C. Foster, Board of Director, U.S.- China Innovation Alliance

Opening Remarks

▶Qiangmin Li, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston▶Pete Olson, Congressman
▶Futao Chen, Minister Counselors, Science and Technology at the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC

▶Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston▶Steve Adler,Mayor of Austin

Panel Discussion I

How Chinese and U.S.- Cities Can Better Collaborate to Drive Sustainable Innovation

Moderator:

▶David J. Firestein, Founding Executive Director, China Public Policy Center, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at AustinPanelists:
▶Qiangmin Li, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston▶Futao Chen, Minister Counselor, Science and Technology at the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC

▶Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
▶Steve Adler,Mayor of Austin
▶Zhu Jian, Deputy Party Secretary, CPC Changsha Municipal Committee

Break Remarks

▶Neil Bush, Chairman of the Bush China U.S. Relations FoundationKeynote Speech I

Structural Reforms on China’s Intellectual Property Legislations and Enforcement

▶ Haijun Jin, Mediator in the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center; Advisory Committee Member for the Supreme People’s Court Intellectual Property Case Research Center (Beijing); Standing Council Member of the China Intellectual Property Law Society; Council Member of the China Intellectual Property Society Professor of law, Renmin University of China Law School;

Panel Discussion II

09:30am-10:30am

10:30am-10:50am 10:50am-11:00am

10:50am-11:15am

11:15am-12:30pm

Protecting IP in U.S.-China Innovation & Investment

Moderator:

▶James Li, Ph.D. Managing Partner, IP trial lawyer, Silicon Valley
Panelists:
▶Mark Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology; Non-Resident Fellow Duke Kunshan Center for Study of Chinese Innovation
▶Dr. James J. Zhu, the head of intellectual property (IP) practice, JunHe LLP
▶ Haijun Jin, Professor of law, Mediator in the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center; Advisory Committee Member for the Supreme People’s Court Intellectual Property Case Research Center (Beijing);▶Michael Wise, Firmwide Chair, Life Sciences & Healthcare Industry sector.
▶Lizhi Ning, Director of the Institute of Intellectual Property and Competition Law of Wuhan University, China

01:30pm-01:40pm 01:40pm-01:50pm

01:50pm-01:55pm 01:55pm-02:00pm

01:55pm-04:30pm

Introduction of Changsha

▶Zhu Jian, Deputy Party Secretary, CPC Changsha Municipal CommitteeIntroduction of U.S. Small business Export Program

▶Mark Winchester, Deputy District Director, Houston District Office of the U.S

Small Business Administration

China’s Economic Miracle 2.0 – Encouraging Global Economic Individualism

▶Mitchell Stanley, Chairman, National Center for Sustainable Development
The Open Innovation Future for Cross-Border Innovation Commercialization

Cooperation between U.S. and China

▶John Zhang, Secretary General, International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN)Company Presentation Showcase
▶Sansure Biotech Inc 湖南圣湘生物科技有限公司
▶Hunan Fangsheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.方盛制药

▶Vitanova Biomedical
▶Sinocare Inc 三诺生物
▶Abcures
▶Hunan Guangxiu Hi-tech Life Technology Co., Ltd.湖南光琇高新生命科技有限 公司

▶Lazarus 3D Inc.
▶Changsha Kaitian Industrial Tech Research Institute in Environmental Protection Service Company Limited 凯天环保科技股份有限公司
▶Odor- No- More
▶Hunan Central South Intelligent Equipment Co., LTD 湖南中南智能装备有限公 司
▶SOTAOG
▶Hunan Jingwang Zhiying Web Technology Company 湖南竞网智赢网络技术有限 公司

▶Taijia New Materials Co., Ltd. 泰嘉新材料股份有限公司▶Hunan Dingli Technology Co., Ltd. 湖南顶立科技有限公司▶PHD Soft
▶We Innovation Group, Inc

▶Cubio Innovation Center

  • B11 Sansure Biotech Inc 湖南圣湘生物科技有限公司
  • B12 Changsha Kaitian Industrial Tech Research Institute in Environmental Protection Service Company Limited 长沙凯天工研院环保服务有限公司 
  • B13  Changsha Intelligent Driving Institute Ltd (CiDi)长沙智能驾驶研究院有限公司 
  • B14  Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd.中联重科股份有限公司 
  • B15  Taijia New Materials Co., Ltd.泰嘉新材料股份有限公司 
  • B16  Sinocare Inc 三诺生物 
  • B17  Harvest Pharmaceuticals 嘉实(湖南)医药科技有限公司 
  • B18  Hunan Guangxiu Hi-tech Life Technology Co., Ltd. 湖南光绣高新生命科技有限公司 
  • B19  Hunan Huacheng Biological Resources Co., Ltd.湖南华诚生物资源股份有限公司 
  • B20  Changsha Shibang Communication Technology Co., Ltd.长沙世邦通信技术有限公司 
  • B21  HNAC Tech Company 华自科技股份有限公司 
  • B22  Hunan Jingwang Zhiying Web Technology Company 湖南竞网智赢网络技术有限公司 
  • B23  Hunan Lianzhi Bridge Tunnel Technology Co., Ltd.湖南联智桥隧技术有限公司 
  • B24  Hunan Jiudian Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.湖南九典制药股份有限公司 
  • B25  Hunan Fangsheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd 湖南方盛制药股份有限公司 
  • B26  Hunan Dazu Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.湖南大族智能装备有限公司 
  • B27  Hunan Dingli Technology Co., Ltd 湖南顶立科技有限公司 
  • B28  Aerospace Kaitian Environmental Technology Co., Ltd 航天凯天环保科技股份有限公司 
  • B29  China Construction Fifth engineering Division CORP. lTD 中建五局 
  • B30  Hunan Central South Intelligent Equipment Co., LTD 湖南中南智能装备有限公司 
  • B31  Hunan Hangbo Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Company Limited 湖南博航无人机技术有限公司 
  • B32  Hunan Green Road Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd 
  • 湖南绿道节能科技有限公司
  • B33  Sunward Intelligent Equipment Group 山河智能有限公司 
  • B34  Zhong Ju Science and Technology Company 中聚科技股份有限公司 
  • B35  Bank of Changsha 长沙银行 
  • B36  Changsha Air-Economy Industrial Investment Group 长沙临空产业投资集团

Session Host:

▶Chandini Portteus, President and Executive-in-Residence at Empowering a Billion Women (EBW) 2020 6:30pm 3 Performance
7:00pm Welcome Remark from UCIA:

▶Stella Liu, CEO, U.S.-China Innovation Alliance
Remarks
▶Qiangmin Li, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston▶Andy Icken, Chief Development Officer, City of Houston
▶Zhu Jian, Deputy Party Secretary, CPC Changsha Municipal Committee

7:20pm Charming Changsha
▶Yixin Lei, The statue of Martin Luther King Jr. at the King Memorial near the United States National Mall. Vice Chairman of Hunan Federation of Literary and Art Circles

7:40pm Dinner -Raffle Draw 8:30pm End of the Banquet

Friday, May 17th, 2019
InnoSTARS Competition Preliminary Stage

Industries of Focus: Advanced Manufacturing& Materials &Environmental TechnologyTrack Host: Seth Williams, Board Member, U.S.-China Innovation Alliance

08:30am-08:50am 09:00am-10:00am 10:00am-10:40am

Judge Briefing
5 Pitches
Alumni Successful Case Sharing

▶Speaker: Jerry Roane, CEO of Roane Inventions Invorporated
Break
Panel Discussion: The smart infrastructure changes innovation and how the world

10:40am-11:00am 11:00am-12:00pmworks with each other.

12:00pm-01:00pm 01:30pm-02:30pm 02:30pm-04:00pm

Moderator:

▶David Smith, CEO,Strategic Pathways
Panelists:
▶Bill Marsh, Partner,Senior Consultant;Co-Leader of Smart Cities, Telecom and Startups CMG Consulting LLC
▶Nick Angelou, Vice President & Head of Portfolio Selection International Accelerator▶Pete Poorman, Director of Corporate Relations for the school of engineering and computer science at the University of Texas at Dallas
▶Samuel Alexander, founder and CEO of C2C (Concept 2 Consumption) Fashion and Technology LLC

Lunch Break
5 Pitches
Panel Discussion: Environment Trend and Environment-Health Safety Business

Opportunities in China.

Moderator:
▶Pamera Griffin brand and marketing strategist, WE Innovation Group
Panelists:
▶Scott Muller,Director, Sage EHS International, LTD (Hong Kong) President; EHS International of Texas, LLC.;Co-Founder and Managing Member, 4C Marketplace, LLC▶Bob Troy,COO of Water Labs
▶Lou Soumas, Chief Executive Officer, Waterside Energy Development and Secretary & Director of NEXT

▶Haiping Ni ,Managing Director, ,WE Innovation Group, Inc 04:00pm-05:30pm B2B Matchmaking

Industries of Focus: Biopharma & Medical Device Digital Health and Diagnosis
2019 InnoHubei International Science & Technology Innovationand Entrepreneurship Preliminary

Competition(Houston)

创新湖北·国际科技创新创业大赛初赛(休斯顿)
Track Host: Xinxin Li, Director of Business Development, MyBiogate Inc.

08:30am-08:50am 09:00am-10:30am 10:30am-11:00am 11:00am-12:00pmCollaboration

Moderator:

▶Chandini Portteus, President and Executive-in-Residence at Empowering a Billion (2020)
Panelists:
▶Peter Hurwitz – CEO of Clarity Sciences

▶Angelos Angelou -Founder & Principal Executive Officer, Angelou Economics ; Founder & CEO, International Accelerator
▶John Zhang, Secretary General, International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN)

Lunch Break
6 Pitches
Break
Panel Discussion: The growing healthcare market in China: Opportunities and

12:00pm-01:30pm 01:30pm-02:40pm 02:40pm-03:00pm 03:00pm-04:30pm

Judge Briefing
6 Pitches
Break
Panel Discussion: U.S. – China International Medical Investment and

Challenges for U.S. Medical Device Companies

Moderator:

▶Shautong Song, CEO, CUBIO Innovation Center/MyBioGate
Panelists:
▶Alan DeCorte, Heathcare and Bioscience Consultant, ex Senior VP of Marketing at United Family Hospital

▶Jeffery Sheldon, CEO, Managing Director, CitareTx Investment Partners

▶Jacky McCrary, CEO, Managing Director, Advanced Maternity Innovations, LP

▶Felix Murokh, General Partner, Global Life Technologies, LLC

04:30pm-05:30pm 4 Pitches

Industries of Focus: Information and Communication Technology

Track Host: Tyler Johnson,International business consultant and author of “The Way of The Laowai”08:30am-08:50am Judge Briefing

 

09:00am-10:30am 10:30am-10:50am

10:50am-12:00pm

6 Pitches Break

Panel Discussion : Data Privacy in the New World Order.

Moderator:

Tyler Johnson, International business consultant, author of “The Way of The Laowai”

Panelists:
▶Arlo Gilbert, CEO &Co-Founder of Osano

▶Karyl Fowler, CEO & Co-Founder of Transmute
▶David Thompson, CEO and Founder of Thompson Investing▶Hui Hua, General Manager, Patent Attorney, Litigation Lawyer

Lunch Break
5 Pitches
Alumni Successful Case Sharing

Speakers:

▶Miguel Cara, CEO of FlyGlobos▶Wang-tsu Liu, COO of Happinss

Break
5 Pitches
B2B Matchmaking

12:00pm-01:30pm 01:30pm-02:30pm 02:30pm-03:30pm

03:30pm-03:50pm 03:50pm-04:50pm 04:50pm-05:30pm

  

Industries of Focus: Energy
Track Host: Rong Shu, chairman,IGeo, LLC

08:30am-08:50am 09:00am-10:00am 10:00am-10:20am 10:20am-11:00am

11:00am-12:00pm

Judge Briefing
5 Pitches
Break
Alumni Successful Case Sharing

Speaker:

▶Brian Morin, CEO of Soteria Battery Innovation Group IncPanel Discussion: Intelligent oil field

Moderator:

▶Rong Shu, chairman,IGeo, LLC

Panelists:

▶Yiping Shen, CEO of WE Innovation Group, Inc
▶Charles Knobloch, Computer Science Geophysicist | Inventor | Patent & Intellectual Property Attorney
▶Mike chen, Partner and member of the board of directors of EverRich Capital Inc▶Linhua Guan, Vice Chairman of Surge Energy America

Lunch Break

12:00pm-01:30pm

01:30pm-02:30pm 02:30pm-02:50pm 02:50pm-05:30pm

5 Pitches
Break & B2B Matchmaking
6 Pitches & Company Showcase

09:00am-09:50am Challenges SMEs Encounter When Entering the Chinese Market and Solutions——A Case Study

10:00am-10:50am

Speaker:
▶Dr. Hongxin Tan, the Deputy Director of International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC), Tsinghua University and the President of Coway International TechTrans Co., Ltd.▶Taohong Li, Director of Business Development of Coway

Suggestions on IP Protection in China for SMEs to the Chinese Market

Speaker:
▶Omar Hakim, VP of Client Strategy, Michael Best Professor of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization, Texas A&M University

11:00am-11:40pm
Implementation of Marketing in China

01:00pm-01:40pm 01:50pm-02:30pm

Business

Speaker:
▶Dr. Shuoyang(Sunny) Zhang, Founder and President, Z LAB-The Unconventional Marketing Powerhouse, Associate Professor, Cameron School of Business, University of St. Thomas
Business Negotiation in China
Speaker:
▶Jim Wu,the President of 1898 Club LLC
The Importance of International Self Awareness for Business: Culture Meets

Speaker:
▶Tyler Johnson,International business consultant and author of The Way of The Laowai

How to Standout in the Largest Market in the World: Research, Strategy, and

A Review of the Impact of the Legal and Regulatory Framework on the Market

02:40pm-03:20pm
for Out-Bound Chinese Investment into the U.S.

03:30pm-04:10pm 04:20pm-05:00pm

Speaker:
▶Michael Rosenthal,a shareholder in the Corporate and Transactions group of Polsinelli PC
Navigating Differences: U.S. & China Business Culture
Speaker:
▶ Jennifer Richmond, Founder of American Culture Consultants
China Ready Training
Speaker:
▶Steven Guo,General Manager, Energy & EHS;WE Innovation Group, Inc

City of Changsha

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Industries of Focus

Speakers

Qiangmin Li
Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston
Jian Zhu
Deputy Party Secretary, CPC Changsha Municipal Committee
Pete Olson
Congressman
Futao Chen
Minister Counselor, Science and Technology at the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
Sylvester Turner
Mayor of Houston
Steve Adler
Mayor of Austin
Neil Bush
Founder and Chairman of the George HW Bush Foundation for China US Relations
David J. Firestein
Founding Executive Director, China Public Policy Center, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
Charles C. Foster
Board of Director, U.S.- China Innovation Alliance; Chairman, Foster LLP
Seth Williams
Board Member, U.S.-China Innovation Alliance; Head of Capital Asia Markets, Capital Asia Markets
Ying McGuire
Board Member, U.S.-China Innovation Alliance
Sunny Zhang
Founder and President of Z LAB, Associate Professor at Cameron School of Business, University of St. Thomas
Haijun Jin
Mediator in the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center; Advisory Committee Member for the Supreme People’s Court Intellectual Property Case Research Center (Beijing)
James Li
Ph.D. Managing Partner, IP trial lawyer, Silicon Valley
Mark Cohen
Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology; Non- Resident Fellow Duke Kunshan Center for Study of Chinese Innovation
Dr. James J. Zhu
head of intellectual Property (IP) Practice, JunHe LLP
Michael Wise
Firmwide Chair, Life Sciences & Healthcare Industry Sector
Lizhi Ning
Director of the Institute of Intellectual Property and Competition Law of Wuhan University
Mark Winchester
Deputy District Director, Houston District Office of the U.S Small Business Administration
Arnold Baker
Chairman, Port of New Orleans
Ronald A. DePinho
M.D. Past President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mitchell Stanley
Chairman, National Center for Sustainable Development
John Zhang
Secretary General, International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN)
Stella Liu
CEO, U.S.- China Innovation Alliance
Andy Icken
Chief Development Officer, City of Houston
Yixin Lei
Dean of Provincial Sculpture Institute, Special Subsidy Specialist of State Council
Chandini Portteus
President and Executive-in-Residence at EBW2020 (Empowering a Billion Women by 2020)
David Smith
CEO of Strategic Pathways
Bill Marsh
Partner, Senior Consultant; Co-Leader of Smart Cities, Telecom and Startups CMG Consulting LLC
Nick Angelou
Vice President & Head of Portfolio Selection International Accelerator
Pete Poorman
Director of Corporate Relations for the School of Engineering and Computer science at the University of Texas at Dallas
Samuel Alexander
Founder and CEO of C2C (Concept 2 Consumption) Fashion and Technology LLC
Pamela Griffin-Minnich
brand and marketing strategist, WE Innovation Group
Scott Muller
Director, Sage EHS International, LTD (Hong Kong); President, EHS International of Texas, LLC.; Co-Founder and Managing Member, 4C Marketplace, LLC
Bob Troy
COO, Water Labs
Lou Soumas
Chief Executive Officer, Waterside Energy Development and Secretary & Director Of NEXT
Haiping Ni
Managing Director, WE Innovation Group, Inc
Xinxin Li
Director of Business Development, MyBioGate,Inc
Peter Hurwitz
CEO, Clarity Sciences
Angelos Angelou
Founder & Principal Executive Officer, AngelouEconomics ; Founder & CEO, International Accelerator
John Zhang
Secretary General, International Technology Transfer Network (ITTN)
Shautong Song
CEO, CUBIO Innovation Center/MyBioGate
Alan DeCorte
Heathcare and Bioscience Consultant, ex-Senior VP of Marketing at United Family Hospital
Jeffery Sheldon
CEO, Managing Director, CitareTx Investment Partners
Jacky McCrary
CEO, Managing Director, Advanced Maternity Innovations, LP
Felix Murokh
General Partner, Global Life Technologies, LLC
Tyler Johnson
International business consultant and author of “The Way of The Laowai”
Arlo Gilbert
CEO/Founder of Osano
Karyl Fowler
CEO & Co-Founder of Transmute
David Thompson
CEO and Founder of Thompson Investing
Hui Hua
General Manager, Patent Attorney, Litigation Lawyer
Miguel Cara
CEO, FlyGlobos
Wang-tsu Liu
COO, Happinss
Sanjib Kalita
CEO of Guppy
Rong Shu
Chairman, iGeo, LLC
Brian Morin
CEO, Soteria Battery Innovation Group
Yiping Shen
CEO, WE Innovation Group Inc
Charles Knobloch
Computer Science Geophysicist | Inventor | Patent & Intellectual Property Attorney
Mike Chen
Partner and member of the board of directors of EverRich Capital Inc
Linhua Guan
Vice Chairman of Surge Energy America
Dr. Hongxin Tan
Deputy Director of International Technology Transfer Center (ITTC), Tsinghua University and the President of Coway International TechTrans Co., Ltd.
Taohong Li
Director of Business Development of Coway
Omar Hakim
VP of Client Strategy, Michael Best Professor of Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization, Texas A&M Universit
Jim Wu
President of 1898 Club LLC
Michael Rosenthal
Shareholder in the Corporate and Transactions group of Polsinelli PC
Jennifer Richmond
Founder of American Culture Consultants
Steven Guo
General Manager, Energy & EHS, WE Innovation Group LLC

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  • Lunch&Afternoon Tea
  • Welcome Banquet
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Community Reception
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  • Lunch&Afternoon Tea
  • Welcome Banquet
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Community Reception

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$ 2688
3 Cities VIP
  • 2 Day Summit
  • 1 Day InnoSTARS-Miami
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  • B2B Matchmaking
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  • Welcome Banquet
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Testimonials

UCIS proved to be an excellent crash course to introduce us to the Chinese entrepreneurship community and begin building relationships. We found the events to be immersive and the connections to be meaningful. We highly recommend startups considering the Chinese market to participate in this event.
Antina Lee
Co-founder, Perseus Mirrors
The trip to china for the InnoSTARS competition was very enjoyable and a real eye opener. Enjoyable because of the focus on innovation and being in the same space as other innovators, an eye opener because it really highlighted for us the scale and nature of the opportunity for doing business in China and for helping Chinese food businesses do business outside of China.
James Thomas Flynn
Founder and CTO, Harvest Water Cooper
An epic journey into the heart of the largest market in the world, UCIS and InnoSTARS is harnessing the human spirit of entrepreneurship to bridge innovation between the US and China. A must for any aspiring founder looking to go global.
Jeffrey Wilson
CEO and Co-founder, Kasita, Inc.
UCIS was a great platform for a quick glance into the Chinese economy, we had the chance to talk with government officials as well as businessmen to get an idea of the scope of the industry and the velocity of its members, if you want to see what China is all about you should come with UCIS.
Wang-tsu Liu
COO, Happinss
US China Innovation and Investment Summit and the InnoSTARS Roadshow was a great introduction to the Chinese Life Science industry and the landscape of potential investors in China. I learned a lot about what Chinese investors want and how my product might best enter the Chinese market.
William Altman
CEO, CorInnova
This summit was a great program to help explore new business opportunities for our company in the Chinese market. We learned many things and got in contact with intermediaries and representatives that could help us launch research studies in China. Beyond the trip,we feel part of a lasting community that can help us grow and scale our company.
Jim Schwoebel
CEO, NeuroLex Laboratories Inc.

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