SUTD Design Innovation Forum - Design Alliance Summit

15 May 2024 1PM to 3PM SUTD Auditorium


The SUTD Design Innovation Forum is one of SUTD's largest thought leadership series. The series aims to educate the public on the concept and importance of design innovation, technology and sustainability in different fields, and how they impact and improve the way we live. This year's Design Innovation Forum, called Design Alliance Summit, will focus on the Future of Design Education.


Knowledge Sharing: The summit creates a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices among the world's leading design institutions. This knowledge-sharing will benefit not only the participating universities, but also participating government officials who may tap on the discussion to explore the role of design in education reform, offering ideas and solutions for improving educational practices and outcomes. The summit will also provide insights into the current state and future direction of the design industry, helping practitioners stay informed and competitive.

Collaboration Opportunities: The summit fosters collaborations among universities, potentially leading to joint research projects, student exchanges, and international partnerships. Collaborative discussions at the summit can lead to insights and strategies for addressing global challenges through design.

Forum Highlights

Highlights of the event includes a roundtable discussion with Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Education and various global top-notch design universities on the topic of The Future of Design Education: Collaborative Approaches and Global Impact:

  • The Value of Design to Society
  • Changes to Design Education
  • The Future of Design - Impact of AI
  • Collaboration Between IHLs & Industry on Design




1PM - 1.10PM Welcome Speech
by Professor Chong Tow Chong
President, SUTD
1.10PM - 1.25PM Summary of Roundtable Discussion on 14th May
by Professor Tai Lee Siang
Deputy President-Designate and Head of Pillar, ASD
1.25PM - 2.55PM Round Table Discussion
The Future of Design Education: Collaborative Approaches and Global Impact
2.55PM - 3PM Gift Presentation and Photo-taking
3PM End of Forum

Click here for more information on the Round Table Discussion Members' profiles.


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