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.


16-17 MAY

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.


16-17 MAY

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. 

Industries of Focus

Previous Speakers

Bernard Harris
CEO and Managing Partner Vesalius Ventures
Andy Icken
Chief Development Officer, City of Houston
Shelia Jackson Lee
U.S. Congress Woman
Qiangmin Li
Consul General, Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in Houston
John Houghtaling
CEO, American Ethane
Ying McGuire
Johnson Lau
Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman, Athenex
Steve Papermaster
CEO, Nano Global Corporation

Get Tickets


Before 03/31/2019

$988 $ 798
  • 2-Day Summit
  • InnoSTARS-Houston
  • B2B Matchmaking
  • Forums&Training
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Lunch&Afternoon Tea
  • Welcome Banquet
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Community Reception


After 03/31/2019

$ 988
  • 2 Day Summit
  • InnoSTARS-Houston
  • B2B Matchmaking
  • Forums&Traning
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Lunch&Afternoon Tea
  • Welcome Banquet
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Community Reception


Atlanta, Miami, Houston

$ 2688
3 Cities VIP
  • 2 Day Summit
  • 1 Day InnoSTARS-Miami
  • 1 Day InnoSTARS-Atlanta
  • 2 Day InnoSTARS-Houston
  • B2B Matchmaking
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Lunch&Aternoon Tea
  • Welcome Banquet
  • VIP Reception


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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