The Hong Kong Innovation Node convenes MIT students, faculty, and researchers to work on various entrepreneurial and research projects alongside Hong Kong-based students and faculty, MIT alumni, entrepreneurs, and businesses. By combining resources and talent, the Innovation Node aims to help students learn how to move ideas more rapidly from lab to market. The Innovation Node will be a collaborative space that aims to connect the MIT community with unique resources — including advanced manufacturing capabilities — and other opportunities in Hong Kong and the neighboring Pearl River Delta (PRD). Initially, the Node will carry out numerous activities to boost the innovative and entrepreneurial capabilities of MIT students, faculty, researchers, and alumni, in collaboration with the Hong Kong community. These include internship opportunities, educational programs, engagement opportunities, and innovation-focused events.

Kickstart will bring together 12 MIT students with 12 students from universities throughout Hong Kong for a week-long workshop. Programming will be led by a team of MIT faculty, MIT alumni, and local entrepreneurs.

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MIT Announces “Innovation Node” in Hong Kong

Collaborative space will give students and faculty access to unique resources to accelerate innovation.

MIT students in China

MIT Students Tour Factories in China’s Manufacturing Hub

Over the January Independent Activities Period, a group of students traveled to the Guangdong province for a behind-the-scenes look as part of the MISTI-China program.