Participants attend the first panel discussion focusing on collaboration between China and U.S. cities during the fourth U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) in Houston, Texas, the United States, May 16, 2019. The fourth U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit kicked off Thursday in Houston, the U.S. state of Texas, bringing a new wave of technology and innovation investment to the city. (Xinhua/Liu Liwei)
HOUSTON, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The fourth U.S.-China Innovation and Investment Summit (UCIS) Kicked off Thursday in Houston, Texas, the United States, bringing another wave of technology and innovation investment to the city.
It is expected that more than 300 participants from China and the United States, including entrepreneurs and investors, will meet face-to-face in Houston.
Nearly 70 U.S. companies as well as about 50 Chinese enterprises from Changsha, Shenzhen, Beijing and other cities participated in the event.
The two-day conference will feature a range of events, including "INNOSTARS" preliminary competitions, innovation forums, B2B matchmaking as well as company exhibits.
The meeting will not only enable Chinese entrepreneurs to learn about the development of science and technology in the United States, but also allow for one-to-one communications with American companies. It will also showcase the advantages of different places and cities in China, providing new opportunities for international investment and cooperation.
The meeting covers four areas in science, health and technological innovations, including advanced manufacturing, biopharma and digital health & diagnosis, information and communication technology, as well as energy.