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HKU TTO Entrepreneurship Talk - MIT‘s Best Practices in Cultivating Entrepreneurship | 27 Aug (Fri), at 9.30 - 10.30 am, Via ZOOM

27 Aug 2021

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HKU TTO Entrepreneurship Talk - MIT's Best Practices in Cultivating Entrepreneurship



Date: Aug 27, 2021 (Friday)

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM (HK Time)

Venue: Zoom Meeting (pre-register is required)

Speaker: Ms. Lita Nelsen (Former Director of MIT Technology Licensing Office)

Moderator: Dr. Shawn Zhao (Deputy Director of HKU TTO)

Language: English


- Abstract -

The webinar will discuss the MIT’s best practices in in cultivating entrepreneurship. By inviting HKU academics/entrepreneurs to interact with Ms. Lita Nelsen, the ‘Entrepreneurship Talk’ aims to stimulate academic’s interest in translating their basic innovations to applications

- Speaker's Bio -

Lita Nelsen spent 30 years in the Technology Licensing Office of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 25 of them as director of the office. During that time, the MIT TLO licensed over 500 startup companies based on MIT research technology. She is the author of many articles and book chapters on technology transfer. During her tenure at the MIT TLO she was invited to lecture and consult in tech transfer and university-based entrepreneurship in over 20 countries around the world. She was a co-founder of Praxis (now Praxis-Auril) a UK non-profit company for training tech transfer professionals, or which she was awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE) by the UK government. Having retired from MIT, Lita is now a consultant for young startups licensing technology from universities. She volunteers as a mentor in the MIT Sandbox Program, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students working on starting companies.


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