Christopher Noble, CLP, RTTP

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

Contact Details

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
One Broadway Suite 1201
Cambridge, MA
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Work: (617) 258-8332
TollFree: 1-617-620-4747

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


Christopher Noble is the Director of Corporate Engagement at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 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, valuing M&A transactions, 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 audits worldwide on university technology strategy, IP valuation & patenting, capacity building, partnerships with industry, startup mentoring, and entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Chris served on the Board of Directors of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) from 2017 to 2020. 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.


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

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