MIT Innovation Academy

The MIT Innovation Academy Teaching Lab is an immersive program for high school educators and students aspiring to develop entrepreneurial and technology skills relevant for the future.

MIT Innovation Academy Teaching Lab

MIT Innovation Academy Teaching Lab works with partner schools to apply STEM through the lens of entrepreneurship and making, promoting innovation in education and pathways to the digital economy for high school students.

The Teaching Lab offers a model for accelerated innovation and interdisciplinary instruction, integrating program content, program pedagogy, and ecosystem development.  The experience comprises four progressive phases:

  1. Experiential: Teachers and students participate in MIT Solveathon powered by MIT Solve to problem-solve challenges related to UN sustainable development goals (May 18, 2019) 
  2. Concept: Teachers participate in a four-day innovation bootcamp powered by MIT HK Innovation Node (Jun 26 – 29, 2019)
  3. Practice: Teachers and students participate in a six-day innovation bootcamp powered by MIT HK Innovation Node (Jul 15 – 20, 2019)
  4. Perspectives: Teachers attend two sharing sessions to discuss ways to build a sustainable entrepreneurial community including the launch of MIT Innovation Academy student chapters to build a sustainable entrepreneurial community (Sep 21 + Nov 23, 2019)

MIT Innovation Academy is powered by the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node and takes place at the Node’s 5,000 sq.ft. collaborative maker space located in Kowloon Tong.

For more information on how to become a partner school, contact us at hkinnovationnode@mit.edu