MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node offers opportunities to learn about innovation practice, technology and entrepreneurship through various events for the community.  Click below to browse through our activities.

HK Blockchain Developer Hackathon 2021


Blue Innovation Challenge 2020


Entrepreneurial Future Leaders Summit 2020

Organized by THEi Innov8 Enterprise Start-up Centre, co-organized with VTC Innovation & Technology Co-creation Centre, Virtual Entrepreneurial Future Leaders Summit 2020 will be held on 25 Sep 2020.Gathering corporate leaders and start-ups, it will be an amazing opportunity to discuss about Entrepreneurial Mindset and meet those Entrepreneurial Leaders. 

For more information, please browse on:

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Challenge website –



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Global Matching 2020

Februrary – July, 2020

Startup Food Tech Industry

May – Q4, 2020

Chun Wo Innovation Student Awards 2020, Engineers for a Smarter Future

March, 2020 

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View Press Release here: CWISA_Eng_Press Release


Kowloon East Inclusive Innovation & Growth : Research Findings and Sharing

April 28, 2020

Under its current rapid development, Hong Kong faces increasing economic challenges and new opportunities to transform. As the traditional Central Business District (CBD) saturates, the Hong Kong Government identified the need to develop another kind of CBD- Kowloon East is currently in the spotlight for a new wave of development.

Kowloon East (Kwun Town District). Hong Kong’s poorest and most densely populated district, is currently undergoing a transition to become the second CBD. There are a set of socio-economic challenges faced by the underprivileged individuals during this urban regeneration process. How can we better drive collaboration among public, private and non-profit organizations to support equitable workforce and small business development efforts while promoting innovative solutions?

J.P. Morgan has commissioned MIT HK Innovation Node, MIT to conduct research seeking to understand the gaps and identify opportunities in Kowloon East that foster inclusive economic growth. It serves as a response to tackle the growing socio-economic disparity of the district’s development into a CBD. The ultimate vision is to promote an inclusive, smart, innovative and human-oriented CBD2 in Kowloon East.

This one-hour webinar discussion will focus on sharing some key takeaways from this yearlong field research led by Sunnie S.Y. Lau. Director from the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node. Two keynote speakers from Cambridge. Massachusetts Institute of Technology” MIT professors. Charles G. Sodini. and Brent D. Ryan – are going to join us with respective insights on how to meet these challenges.

In a bumper 3-day of heavyweight smart cities reports releases, this Kowloon East one was preceded by Blueprint 2.0 co-authored by HK Smart City Consortium (“SCC”) and will be followed by KPMG’s annual smart cities report on the next day. Mr Daniel Chun, Chairman of Research and Blueprint Commission of SCC, was on-site to introduce the very comprehensive report they submitted to ITB and OGCIO. Mr Chun presented a “Double-Smart” approach to counter the “double-ageing” phenomenon in HK’s buildings and population. On a similar note, Mr Anson Bailey, Head of Technology, Media & Telecoms in KPMG, shared passionately about their endeavour to converse environment, connect GBA and ASEAN, as well as enable collaboration between startups and enterprises.


Charles G. Sodini. Faculty Director. MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node. Lebel Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

Brent D. Ryan. Associate Professor of Urban Design and Planning; Head. City Design and Development Group, MIT Sunnie S.Y. Lau. Director of Smart City Research and Industry Collaboration, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node. MIT


Charleston Sin. Executive Director – MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, MIT


Executive Summary File Link: MITNODE_KE_ExecutiveSummary



MIT Entrepreneurship & FinTech Integrator (MEFTI) Showcase

August 30, 2019

Five student teams pitched business solutions and presented prototypes across the WealthTech, InsurTech and RegTech domains during the showcase. We were impressed by the energy and ideas that came out of the 9-day bootcamp, and are grateful to all our guests, judges, mentors, speakers and industry partners for their dedicated support.


HealthHACK 2019

May 31 – June 2, 2019

Powered by MIT Hacking Medicine, HealthHACK 2019 is MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node’s first healthcare hackathon where participants brainstorm and build innovative solutions on smart aging with like-minded engineers, clinicians, scientists, designers, developers, medical and business hackers.



MIT Solveathon

May 18, 2019

In response to Solve’s 2019 Global Challenges, the Node hosted Solveathon earlier this year. Solveathon is a highly interactive design workshop aimed at developing and improving great solutions to global challenges. Participants will meet new people, hear from experts, work on big ideas, and have an opportunity to pitch your team’s solution at the end of the workshop.


Taste of MIT

January 24, 2019

Professor Williams developed an MIT Professional Education course called “Digital Transformation”, and also developed a three day version of the material.  This is the first time he gives a 2 hours “Drinking from a firehose” version of this course.



MIT Entrepreneurship & Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI) Showcase

January 19, 2019

Addressing real-world challenges, 34 students from MIT and Hong Kong worked around the clock in order to demo their startup business plans and connected hardware proof of concept prototypes done in just two week!


MIT Entrepreneurship & FinTech Integrator (MEFTI) Showcase

September 1, 2018

MIT Entrepreneurship & FinTech Integrator is our first foray into the financial services industry, featuring student innovators interested in the digital economy and applying emerging technologies to this space. Using the same entrepreneurship content drawn from MIT, witness how teams develop their fintech ideas and present business plans to our panel of distinguished judges.


MIT Entrepreneurship & Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI) Showcase

June 9, 2018

MIT Entrepreneurship & Maker Skills Integrator Showcase Day returns with its fifth cohort of student innovators from MIT and from universities across Hong Kong. Selected from diverse disciplines, these students learn about problem solving, teamwork and how to develop a viable business plan plus a proof of concept prototype – all in a short span of two weeks. 



MIT’s One-Two Punch – The Power of Making and Entrepreneurship

April 23, 2018

MIT has more than 130,000 square feet of hands-on maker spaces across campus, where students design, prototype, and literally invent the future of technology one project at a time. MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering and “Maker Czar”, Martin Culpepper, directs MIT’s Project Manus program, which has been tasked with upgrading and enhancing the institute’s maker capabilities. Learn more about the expanding role of maker spaces and innovation spaces to help fuel tech entrepreneurship at and beyond universities.



Blockchain 101

April 11, 2018

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.


Towards Safer and Affordable Space & Hypersonic Transportation

April 9, 2018

Does space and hypersonic travel have to be expensive and dangerous? Can we make traveling to space a common experience in our lifetime? Joseph Y. Hui (PhD ’83 MIT), Professor Emeritus of Arizona State University, will challenge the assumption that space and hypersonic travel is energy intensive, and the notion that space flight is necessarily dangerous.



MIT Global Startup Workshop 2018 (Bangkok)

March 26 – 28, 2018

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.


New Measures of the (Digital) Economy

March 20, 2018

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.





Hong Kong Computational Law and Blockchain Festival

March 15, 2018

Organized by HK Legal Hackers and Legal.Inno HK, the first international Computational Law & Blockchain Festival 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 help create and implement computational law, legal technologies and blockchain legal use cases (e.g. smart contracts).


MITx Meetup

March 14, 2018

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.



Hardware and the Internet of Everything

March 8, 2018

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.




Shenzhen as an Innovative and Accelerated City

February 28, 2018

The talk briefly introduce innovative and emerging start-up ecosystem in Shenzhen. In the past decade, China has successfully incubated a number of innovative companies. Among them, Huawei, Tencent, BGI, and DJI, these tech-giants have grown rapidly in a specific city, Shenzhen. The speaker argues new initiatives which connect Shenzhen and other economies, as well as coming challenges for Big Bay region.


MIT Entrepreneurship & Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI) Showcase

January 20, 2018

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! 

MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node Open House

November 25, 2017

MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node opens its doors for MIT Alumni Club, their family and friends for a weekend of mens and manus workshops and activities ahead of the Christmas holidays.





JC CoolThink Fun Weekend 

November 18-19, 2017

12 primary school students representing top winning teams from CoolThink@JC Competition join us at the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node for an exciting weekend of design innovation and making.



Node Opening Ceremony 2017

September 24, 2017

The MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node will celebrate the official opening of its 5,000 square-foot space for making and collaboration in the heart of Kowloon Tong.





Making Future Makers 

July 11, 2017

MIT has more than 130,000 square feet of hands-on maker spaces across campus, where students design, prototype, and literally invent the future of technology one project at a time. MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering and “Maker Czar”, Marty Culpepper, and MIT Provost, Marty Schmidt, will spend an evening sharing developments in this fundamental part of the educational ecosystem of MIT. 




MIT-CHIEF Tech Showcase

July 5, 2017

Twelve promising startups from MIT and the Greater Boston community gather in Hong Kong to pitch to investors and industry leaders in a one-day conference co-organized by MIT-CHIEF and the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node. Hear the latest technology trends and startup insights from founders, investors, and academia.




MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI) Showcase

June 17, 2017

Students from MIT and Hong Kong will take to the stage in their respective teams to showcase and pitch business ideas and working prototypes developed during the two-week program. This will be an exciting opportunity to support the students, see creative applications in IoT and hardware, and network with an executive audience.



Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers and Play

May 18, 2017

Today’s children will be confronted with a never-ending stream of unknown, uncertain, and unpredictable situations throughout their lives. Their success and happiness will depend upon their ability to think and act creatively. In this presentation, MIT Professor Mitchel Resnick will discuss technologies, activities, and strategies for helping children develop as creative thinkers, with a focus on examples from the Scratch programming language and online community (, developed by his research group at the MIT Media Lab and used by millions of children around the world.



China Comes to Tech

May 9, 2017

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Chinese students at MIT. These pioneering students played a key role in bringing new technology and science back to China during an era of rapid modernisation while also promoting American understanding of China and its people. MIT SHASS Professor Emma Teng will share her research, focusing on the experiences of the earliest Chinese students at MIT from 1877-1931, the majority of whom came from Guangdong province. The MIT HK Innovation Node will also present to the Guangzhou community on its initiatives promoting innovation practice, connecting MIT to the Pearl River Delta.



Pi Day

March 14, 2017

March 14 is Pi Day, a celebration of the world’s most famous mathematical constant. The MIT Club of Hong Kong and MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node will jointly host a stimulating evening to discover the connection between math and creativity with guest speaker, Po-Shen Loh, math professor at Carnegie Mellon University and national coach for the USA International Mathematical Olympiad.



MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI) Showcase 

January 21, 2017

Students from MIT and Hong Kong spend an immersive two weeks developing business ideas and proof-of-concept prototypes during the MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator program. Witness teams take the stage to present creative applications in IoT and hardware, and network with an executive audience.


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