(ZOOM WEBINAR) HKU TTO Entrepreneurship Talk: MIT’s Two Early Success Stories | 15 Sep, 9:30 am HKT
The MIT’s strong entrepreneurial environment has been successful in nurturing student entrepreneurs and offering supports to start-ups that has sprung up around the campus. Join us and learn from Lita Nelsen, the former director of MIT Technology Licensing Office, who will share with us the success stories of the 2 start-ups that founded out of MIT in recent years, Thiozen and Tevard, and illustrate the key to success for these companies to innovate and commercialise their inventions.
Date/Time: 15 Sep, 09:30 -10:30am (HKT)
Venue: Zoom (Register Now)
Speaker: Ms. Lita Nelsen, Former Director from MIT Technology Licensing Office
Lita Nelsen served in the Technology Licensing Office of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 3 decades, 25 years of which as director of the office. Throughout the period, the MIT TLO has licensed over 500 startup companies based on MIT research technology. She is the author of various articles and book chapters on technology transfer. During her tenure at the MIT TLO, she has been invited to lecture and consult in tech transfer and university-based entrepreneurship in over 20 countries. She was also a co-founder of Praxis (now Praxis-Auril), a UK non-profit making company for training tech transfer professionals, which earned her the title of a Member of the British Empire (MBE). Having retired from MIT, Lita is now a consultant on university licensing technology for young startups. She volunteers as a mentor in the MIT Sandbox Program, mentoring undergraduate students on kick-starting companies.