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As an important session of the U.S.-China Health Summit, Innovation Competition encourages U.S. and China startups to develop innovative solutions to address global health challenges. Each year, we host preliminary competitions in Boston and Beijing. Four finalists of each preliminary competitions will attend the final competition at the annual U.S.–China Health Summit and compete for the final awards. 

Date:

September 8th, 1:00-5:30 p.m. (EST.)

Location:

677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

Room Kresge G1

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2018 Highlights

Awards

  • $2,500 travel grant to attend the 8th U.S.-China Health Summit in Chengdu China and compete for the final awards;

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  • Free Incubation Space at Z-Park: Each finalist shall be granted 6 months of free open desks up to 5 members at Z-Park;

  • Visit one of China's Premier startup accelerators: Chengdu Tianfu International Bio City; meet investors, fellow entrepreneurs, and government officials;

  • Join the U.S.-China Health Summit family and gain access to exclusive events. 

TIMELINE

August

20

Application Deadline

August

30

Notification of Boston Finalists

Sept

8

​ U.S. (Boston) Preliminary

October

12-14

Final Competition

in Chengdu

 On-Site Judges

​[U.S. (Boston) Preliminary]

Lingyun Su
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Director, Ali Health Research Institute

Lingyun Su
Qing Shao
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Senior VP at Porton;

Founder and Director, Beijing Bodun Chongde Charity Investments;

Founder and Director of Network Think Tank;

Vice President, Moganshan Research Institute Expert Advisory Committee;

Vice Chairman, China Digital Assets Research Institute;

Director, United States Hope Investment Fund

Qing Shao
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Director, Healthcare Investments

GE Ventures

Jessica
Alderman Zeaske
Jessica
Alderman Zeaske
Olivia Ho. Cheng
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Board Member, U.S.-China Health Summit; CEO, Aurora Healthcare Corp.

Olivia Ho. Cheng
Xiaokui Zhang
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Sanofi, Senior Director at Global Bio-Therapeutic

Xiaokui Zhang
Shaan Gandhi
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Principal at the Longwood Fund

Shaan Gandhi
Rui Zhang
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Partner,Emerging Technology Partners LP.

Rui Zhang
Hailing Yang
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Senior Analyst, Decision Resources Group

Hailing Yang

PAST BOSTON FINALISTS

MobioSense

Developed HERO, a portable & affordable device for detecting and monitoring heart attack

Nonspec

Developed an adjustable prosthetic limb kit that can be rapidly fit to any patient

XenoTherapeutics

Focuses on the adaptation, development, and application of 30 years of research in xenotransplantation

Z Imaging Inc.​

Uses augmented reality to let surgeons virtually see inside of their patients and provides step-by-step visual guidance and real-time feedback

Yiviva

A clinical-stage biotechnology company developing poly target
therapeutics to address complex aging-associated diseases

BrainSpec

A web-based software platform providing a diagnosis of brain cancer with minutes without any surgical intervention and 100% specificity

Valera Health​

A behavioral health care management startup that developed an app to help clinicians remotely monitor patients with anxiety and depression

Buoy

An AI-enabled virtual health assistant that helps users check symptoms and clarify options of care at the moment of sick.