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.

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 (scratch.mit.edu), 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.