“Every bird flies with its own wings… but they fly further in flocks” (Rectorate Conference Hall)

14 October 2017, Saturday

Christopher R. Noble, Director of Corporate Engagement Environmental Solutions Initiative MIT and AUTM Board of Directors. Boston


Christopher Noble is MIT’s Licensing Officer for energy technology. He previously worked for 30 years in general management for energy and technology companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to startups. Chris founded and raised financing for his own startup company, is the lead inventor on two issued patents, has raised and negotiated multiple VC financings as advisor to early-stage companies, and has served on the Board of private technology companies and non-profits. He lived and worked in South America and Europe and is fluent in French and Spanish. Chris is Assistant Vice President of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and a member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES), lectures internationally on technology transfer and licensing, and is a recipient of the LES Deals of Distinction award. He has a B.Eng. from McGill University and an M.S. in Management from M.I.T. Chris also serves as a Board of Directors member in AUTM, and as of late August this year he has been promoted as the Director of Corporate Engagement Environmental Solutions Initiative at MIT. Contact: crn@mit.edu


The afternoon workshop on October 14th Saturday will be conducted by an AUTM Board Member, Christopher Noble at the Rectorate Conference Hall and titled “Every bird flies with its own wings… but they fly further in flocks”. Only 6 TTOs will be allowed to participate in (first-enroll-first-go basis). Each TTO can enrol up to six participants: 1-2 TTO specialist staff and a project team of 3-4 members can attend. Christopher Noble will distribute a technology questionnaire a couple of weeks before to help the attendees prepare.

The workshop will be based on each TTO attendees to present short commercialization plans for an actual technology, and then the whole group and Christopher will discuss it and make suggestions. Key points are that everyone contributes one of their own actual situations, but benefits from all six discussions with their colleagues and Christopher.