MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node Events

MEMSI January Showcase

January 20, 2018
InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong

MEMSI welcomes its fourth cohort of students from MIT and Hong Kong who will take the stage to showcase and pitch business ideas and proof-of-concept prototypes developed during the MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator program. Join us at InnoCentre!

Shenzhen as an Innovative and Accelerated City

February 28, 2018
6:30PM – 9:00PM
MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Asei Ito, associate professor at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, will share comparative perspectives on the innovative and emerging start-up ecosystem in Shenzhen and its dramatic transformation from the “workshop of the world” in the 2000s to a rising hub for innovation and technology.

Hardware and the Internet of Everything

March 8, 2018
7:00PM – 9:00PM
The Hive, Central

Part of the MIT Sloan Futures Series organized by MIT Sloan Alumni Group of the MIT Club of Hong Kong, this panel features three prominent VCs discussing the three hottest trends in the Hardware and IoT space – Smart Home, Technology in Health and Industry 4.0.

MITx Meetup

March 14, 2018
6:30PM – 8:30PM
MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

If you have taken an MITx online course or are currently enrolled in one, please join our MITx gathering at the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node.  We would love to hear your experiences and brainstorm ways to help enhance your learning goals.  Register here

Hong Kong Computational Law and Blockchain Festival

March 15, 2018
6:30PM – 9:00PM
MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Organized by HK Legal Hackers and Legal.Inno HK, the first international Computational Law & Blockchain Festival (#clbfest2018) is a three-day global event bringing together coders, designers, lawyers, policymakers, researchers, and students to co-create the future of law, legal practice, and policy. This global initiative will be a push to create and implement computational law, legal technologies and blockchain legal use cases (e.g. smart contracts). Register here

New Measures of the (Digital) Economy

March 20, 2018
12:30PM – 2:00PM
University of Hong Kong

Join MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson for a talk on his research and findings through various new measures that indicate that digital goods have created enormous gains in well-being which are largely missed by conventional measures of GDP and productivity. The talk will be followed by a discussion moderated by AGI Advisory Board Co-Chair Dr Victor K Fung.  Register here

MIT Global Startup Workshop 2018 (Bangkok)

March 26 – 28, 2018
Bangkok, Thailand

The MIT Global Startup Workshop is pleased to invite students, faculty, entrepreneurs, investors and government officials to participate in the 21st annual Global Startup Workshop (MIT GSW) from March 26-28 at the Centara Grand in Bangkok. MIT GSW 2018 will feature keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops led by faculty, tech entrepreneurs and international business leaders.  Register here

Blockchain 101

April 11, 2018
6:30PM – 9:00PM
MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node

Sean Moss-Pultz is the co-founder and CEO of Bitmark Inc. a blockchain startup extending traditional property rights to digital property. His talk will take us through the origin story of bitcoin & blockchain, what’s unique and valuable about blockchain-tech, career opportunities and his personal outlook on this rapidly emerging technology.  Register here