BICI USA was established in Silicon Valley in 2014, and is wholly owned by Beijing Institute of Collaborative Innovation (BICI) in Beijing, China.
Focusing on deep technology investment with 2 billion RMB under management, BICI takes an open and collective approach to work with universities and high-tech startups to provide funding and other market resources to ensure the successful commercialization of early-stage technologies.
As the US branch of BICI, the main function of BICI USA is to manage investments of BICI in the United States, through organizing deal flows from US universities and entrepreneurs, conducting due diligence on project proposals and business plans submitted by university principal investigators and startups, assisting BICI in making investment decisions, managing projects, and overseeing portfolio companies.
BICI USA’s focused investment fields includes: Advanced Manufacturing, Energy and Environment Protection, Advanced Materials, Life Sciences, and Electronics.
To better secure early-stage deep technology projects from universities, during 2016-2017, BICI USA has established official collaboration programs with Stanford University, Cornell University, Northwestern University and University of Michigan, in the field of Flexible Electronics, Energy Materials, Advanced Materials, and Advanced Manufacturing, respectively.