Christopher Noble is the Director of Corporate Engagement for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Environmental Solutions Initiative. He was previously a Licensing Officer for MIT, where he also led international technology-transfer capacity-building engagements.
Before joining MIT, Chris worked in engineering, marketing, M&A and executive management for international energy and technology companies. He was on the founding teams of two startups, as VP Sales & Marketing and CEO. He is the lead inventor on two issued patents. Chris also spent ten years as a consultant and investor, raising and negotiating financing for early-stage companies, and serving on the Boards of private technology companies and non-profits.
Chris is a Certified Licensing Professional, a Registered Technology Transfer Professional, and a published author in peer-reviewed journals. He received the Licensing Executive Society Deals of Distinction award in 2011. He lectures, consults and provides assessments and audits worldwide on university technology strategy; IP patenting, valuation, policies and capacity building; partnerships with industry; startup mentoring; and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Chris serves on the Board of Directors of AUTM. He 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. www.linkedin.com/in/crnoble