The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node today (10 March 2017) are pleased to announce that the Node will establish its new home at HKPC.

On 9 November 2015, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the launch of MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node in Hong Kong, 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 neighbouring Pearl River Delta (PRD). This followed a visit to MIT by Mr C Y Leung, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, in May 2015 to exchange views on how to enhance the co-operation between Hong Kong and MIT in innovation and technology.

After a rigorous search process to find its new home in Hong Kong, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node selected HKPC Building in Kowloon Tong.

Upon reaching an agreement with MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, Mr Willy Lin, Chairman of HKPC, said, “It is exciting for HKPC to start a new relationship with MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node. I hope it will be the beginning of many potentially exciting collaborations to come with MIT, which will bring strong value to the Industry in Hong Kong. At the same time, I am sure HKPC can bring value to MIT with its vast local industry network as well as the knowledge and experience accumulated in its 50 years of supporting Hong Kong Industry.”

In announcing the decision to set up its home at HKPC, Professor Charlie Sodini, Faculty Director of MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, said, “We chose this central location in Kowloon Tong for its easy access to universities in Hong Kong and also access 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.”

Set to open their new space in the latter half of this year, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node will educate the next generation of global innovators to take their ideas to impact by building a community of students, entrepreneurs, universities, businesses, and others, consistent with the MIT philosophy of Mens et Manus, Mind and Hand, for the benefit of all.

For media enquiries, please contact Felix Chan of HKPC’s Corporate Communication and Marketing Division at tel. (852) 2788 5036 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Brian Yen of MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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10 March 2017


Mr Willy Lin, Chairman of HKPC (back row, left) witness the signing of the agreement on the establishment of the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node at HKPC between Mrs Agnes Mak, Executive Director of HKPC, and Professor Richard Lester, Associate Provost, International, MIT. Also present at the signing of the agreement is Dr Lawrence Cheung, Director (Technology Development) of HKPC.Mr Willy Lin, Chairman of HKPC (back row, left) witness the signing of the agreement on the establishment of the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node at HKPC between Mrs Agnes Mak, Executive Director of HKPC, and Professor Richard Lester, Associate Provost, International, MIT. Also present at the signing of the agreement is Dr Lawrence Cheung, Director (Technology Development) of HKPC.