Christopher Noble, CLP, RTTP

Director of Corporate Engagement,
Environmental Solutions Initiative,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Contact Details

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
255 Main Street, 5th Floor
Cambridge, MA
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Work: 1-617-258-8332
TollFree: 1-617-620-4747

Director of Corporate Engagement,
Environmental Solutions Initiative,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Christopher Noble is Director of Corporate Engagement for MIT’s Environmental Solutions Initiative. He was previously MIT's Licensing Officer for energy technology. He has also led international technology-transfer capacity-building engagements for MIT. In his 30+ year career, Mr. Noble worked in engineering, marketing, M&A and executive management for international energy and technology companies. He was subsequently on the founding teams and raised funding for two startups, as VP Sales & Marketing and CEO. He is the lead inventor on two issued patents. Before joining MIT, Mr. Noble spent ten years as an independent consultant and investor, raising and negotiating financing for early-stage companies, and serving on the Boards of private technology companies and non-profits. He lectures and consults internationally on university IP policy and valuation, industrial sponsorship, capacity-building, and commercialization through spinout companies. Mr. Noble is a Certified Licensing Professional, a Registered Technology Transfer Professional and a recipient of the Licensing Executive Society Deals of Distinction award. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of University Technology Managers in 2017. Mr. Noble has a B.Eng. from McGill University and an MBA from MIT, has lived and worked in the US, Canada, South America and Europe, and is fluent in French and Spanish.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
S.M., 1983
1981 To 1983

McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
B.Eng., 1977
Electrical Engineering
1972 To 1977

Professional Associations

2009 - Present

Honors and Awards

Deal of Distinction
Licensing Executive Society (LES)

Functional Job Title

Level 1: Director

Other Licenses and Certifications

Certified Licensing Professional, Registered Technology Transfer Professional