Design Innovation Institute Shanghai (DIIS) is a non-profit advanced research institution dedicated to creating world-leading design innovation with real-world impact.

Located in the North Bund CBD area of Shanghai, DIIS was founded in 2020 in cooperation with Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, and Shanghai Hongkou District Government.

With a global design ecosystem and advanced technological research, DIIS is driving industrial transformation through design innovation.

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NEWS & EVENTSMORE >>

06.2022

Lester Project Scheduled for Completion in 2022

05.2022

New Fashion Without New Clothes? - Design Universe Master Talk Ep.2

05.2022

Design, What Now? — Design Universe Master Talk Ep.1 Successfully Held on May 14th

05.2022

Design Universe WeChat Account Successfully Launched

02.2022

DIIS Participates at WDCC Promotion Conference

02.2022

DIIS Becomes SHDW Strategic Co-creation Partner

02.2022

DIIS Speaks at GLV Conference

01.2022

DIIS Becomes a WDO Member

01.2022

Jan 2022 DIIS Phase I Construction Begins

11.2021

Int’l Competition Announces Winning Scheme for New Building

11.2021

Successful Design Universe Paves Way for Future DIIS Initiatives

09.2021

DIIS Collaborates with North Bund Group on Design Universe Workshop Design

08.2021

DIIS Starts Collaborative Partnership with IDEO on Design Universe

07.2021

Design Universe Under Planning

07.2021

Int’l Design Competition for New Building on Lester Site Kicks Off

07.2021

DIIS Moves into Office in Shanghai North Bund

12.2020

DIIS Officially Established in Shanghai

Innovation Transformation

Transformation means “the act or process of changing in composition, structure, character or condition,” while innovation is defined as “the introduction of something new.” (Ref: Merriam Webster Dictionary)

At DIIS, our focus would be on educational innovations on teaching and learning methodologies taking into account the students, their families, community and culture.

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DESIGN UNIVERSE

  • Design Universe is a multi-disciplinary, impact-driven platform to create and activate an ecosystem of design innovation.  

    At Design Universe, talent cultivation takes place in a teaching & research unit termed "Thematic Cluster“, with an emphasis on personalized, problem-oriented, interdisciplinary and well-rounded training. 

    Thematic Clusters aim to solve important challenges of this world through creativity without setting disciplinary, hierarchical, professional and cultural boundaries. 

    At Design Universe, participants will experience TCs by working with faculty to propose creative solutions to identified problems.

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FRONTIER DESIGN PRIZE

  • Established by the DIIS under the guidance of the Shanghai municipal government the Frontier Design Prize is a visionary, leading-edge, international design award. 

    The Frontier Design Prize recognizes design innovation and the impact of design in industrial change. 

    There are 3 distinct awards: Distinguished Contribution, Innovation of the Year, Innovation of the Year (K-12).

    It inspires public awareness of how design improves the quality of life. 

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LEADERSHIP TEAM
Prof. Min Wang

Chief Academic Officer

Prof. Srini Srinivasan

Chief Operating Officer

Prof. Simon Collins

Chief Creative Officer

Yangping Wang

Chief Development officer

Aldo Cibic

Chief Advisor

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