US China Innovation Alliance, UCIA
The U.S.-China Innovation Alliance (UCIA) is a non-profit and tax-exempt organization that promotes innovation through the exchange of ideas and collaboration between the United States and China. UCIA organizes the annual U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) in Houston, which provides a unique opportunity for innovative technology startups to connect with investors, strategic partners, leading incubators/accelerators, and professional services firms from China. It is an excellent platform for technology companies to leverage significant resources from China to accelerate their growth and to expand their market potential. In 2017, UCIA launched the InnoSTARS Competition, which allows growth-stage technology companies in five (or more) core industry areas to gain the chance to participate in the competition and business matchmaking in China, it also has qualified potential investors and relevant business partners.