The MIT 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.
Programs & Opportunities
MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI)
MEMSI is a two-week-long, fully immersive mini-accelerator for aspiring hardware system innovators from universities in Hong Kong and from MIT. The program is held twice a year in January and June, and takes place in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China.