MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node relocating to HKPC Building

Mr Willy Lin, Chairman of HKPC (back row, left) witness the signing of the agreeMIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, a collaborative space aiming to connect the MIT community with opportunities in Hong Kong, is relocating to the HKPC Building in Kowloon Tong.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched the innovation node in November 2015 to establish connections to unique resources including advanced manufacturing capabilities.

The node has now selected the HKPC Building as its new location following an extensive search process. The new space is due to open in the second half of the year. It will seek to build a community of students, entrepreneurs, universities, businesses, and others to help support the next generation of entrepreneurs.

MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node faculty director professor Charlie Sodini said the company selected the location due to its easy access to universities in Hong Kong, as well as to Shenzhen.

“This is consistent with our mission to enrich educational experiences of students, and champion innovation in academic, commercial, and social communities in Hong Kong and the PRD,” he said.

HKPC chairman Willy Yin added that he hopes the agreement with MIT “will be the beginning of many potentially exciting collaborations to come with MIT, which will bring strong value to the industry in Hong Kong.”