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Prof. Renke He

School of Design and Art, Hunan university, China

Industrial design

Professor Renke He, born in 1958, studied civil engineering and architecture at Hunan University in China. From 1987 to 1988, he was a visiting scholar at the Industrial Design Department of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and, from 1998 to 1999, at North Carolina State University’s School of Design. Renke He is professor of the School of Design at Hunan University and is also director of the Chinese Industrial Design Education Committee. Currently, he holds the position of vice chair of the China Industrial Design Association.



Prof. Sun Shouqian

Dean of Zhejiang  University,China

Industrial design

He is currently the director of the Institute of Modern Industrial Design of Zhejiang University, the director of the Zhejiang University-Beidou Aerospace Joint Innovation Design Engineering Center, the director of the International Design Center of Zhejiang University-Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the director of the Design Degree Committee of Zhejiang University. Member of the Design Discipline Evaluation Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, member of the Design Teaching Steering Committee of Higher Education Ministry of Education, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of China Innovative Design Industry Strategic Alliance, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of Industrial Design Branch of China Mechanical Engineering Society.

He has undertaken several national 863 projects, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Science and Technology Support Project, and the major consulting projects of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Won more than 4 national and provincial science and technology progress awards, and won the China Design Contribution Medal; more than 100 EI/SCI search papers, more than 10 books, and nearly 100 software copyrights and patents.



Prof. CAI Jun

Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China

Design strategy & Management, design innovation

CAI Jun is a Professor of Academy of Arts & Design, and Director of the Design Management Research Lab in Tsinghua University. Previously the head of Department of Industrial Design (2006-2009), Member of External Review Team, IIT, Institute of Design (2011), Member of Editorial Board, Design Issues (2011~), International Advisory at Seoul World Design Capital (2010), Gmark Fellow (2017), Reddot Embassador (2019~), External reviewer for Aalto University, Design school of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, National Singapore University, guest Professor in Tongji University and Beijing Polytechnic Institute. He also got award as a Top Ten Best Design Educators in China (2013). He has been invited as jury for China Red Star, Golden Point Design award, China Good Design (2016/17), G-mark (2015/2016) and Red Dot(2017, 2018,2019) and DIA (2019,2020)

Prof. Cai has focused on research for design strategy and management since 90’s. His research area focused on 1)Design strategy and innovation based on user lifestyle development. 2) Knowledge transformation and structure paradigm for design innovation and design management.

Through exploration of design driven business innovation and design thinking by theoretical and empirical research, he took responsibility and involved research projects with Motorola, Nokia, LG, Boeing, Lenovo, Samsung, Philips, Coway, Fiyta, Aftershockz, Hitachi and Nissan since 2000’s and also awarded design prizes from Norway, Hong Kong and Mainland of China. He has published over 30 papers on design research, design strategy and management. He was the main organizer for Tsinghua International