Aimed at serving the industry, innovation design features its green and low-carbon mode, internet and intelligence, collective sharing and innovation in this era. It is a combination of technology, arts, and innovative service models, covering diverse fields of design such as engineering design, industrial design, service design, and cultural innovation. Being the key to turning technology achievements into real productivity, innovation design is offering firm support to and leading the new industrial revolution.

The International Design Institute (IDI) of Zhejiang University was established in November 2011. We have since been devoted to educating people for innovation design, academic research, and social service, following the lead of our two deans in succession, Prof. Jeu Schouten, and Prof. Bo Liu. IDI is in charge of the construction of Ph.D. programs in Design Science, undergraduate programs in industrial design and product design, as well as graduate programs including Master of Design Science and Master of Engineering in Design. It is also a member of the Zhejiang University State Key Lab of Computer Aided Design and Computer Graphics. IDI is conducting all-round cooperation with Innovation Design Alliance of China and Japan Industrial Designers’ Association (JIDA); we are also developing enterprise-driven innovation design courses and workshops jointly with companies including Alibaba, Apple, Philips, and Canon.

IDI is the social service platform of innovation design in Zhejiang University. It is the construction unit of ZJU-Beidou Aerospace Joint Innovation Design Engineering Center, as well as the Engineering Research Center of Computer Aided Product Innovation Design, Ministry of Education. IDI is also supporting the construction of China Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (Innovation Design Sub Centre). Besides, IDI participates in the planning of and offers support to the construction of Mengqi Town, an industrial design town jointly built by local government Yuhang and China Industrial Design Association.

IDI is the open interdisciplinary platform of innovation design in Zhejiang University. Professors and researchers who gather here to educate talented people and do academic research are with professional backgrounds in multiple fields, such as computer science, architecture design, garden design, biomedical instrument, control science and engineering and mechanical engineering.

IDI provides consulting service for national decision-making authorities. IDI has participated in the Consulting Research of Development Strategies in Innovation Design, and its achievements are now part of the national strategic plan, “Made in China 2015”. IDI was involved in the Consulting Research of Design Competitiveness, and it supported the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) on formulating the Three-Year Action for Service-oriented Manufacturing (2016-2018). IDI was a part of the leading group and drafting group of the MIIT Consulting Research of the Innovation Design Action Plan in Manufacturing Industry. IDI has also taken an active part in Strategic Research of the New Generation Artificial Intelligence of China, where its achievements were included in the “National Strategy of the New Generation Artificial Intelligence of China”.

IDI is the international cooperation platform of innovation design in Zhejiang University. Profound and deep collaborations are built between us and other institutes, such as Singapore University of Technology and Design, Chiba University (Japan), Yonsei University (Korea), Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands), and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. IDI is the key unit in the partnership between Zhejiang University and Singapore University of Technology and Design, responsible for course development, the Asian Leaders Program (student exchange), joint research, etc. Supported by the Ng Teng Fong Foundation, IDI established the “Innovation, Design, Enterprise Association (IDEA),” which cast light on the innovation design education and research experience of China and Singapore in design and manufacturing, urbanization, sustainable development, so on and so forth. IDI is also a member of the “Collective Action of Mobility Program of University Students in Asia (CAMPUS Asia)”, where IDI works with Tsinghua University, Chiba University, and Yonsei University on the development of various projects, including the design workshop in “Plants and Environmental Innovation”, student exchange programs, course exchange programs, and double degree programs.

 

创新设计以产业为主要服务对象,以绿色低碳、网络智能、共创分享为时代特征,集科学技术、文化艺术、服务模式创新于一体,并涵盖工程设计、工业设计、服务设计、文化创意等各类设计领域,是科技成果转化为现实生产力的关键环节,正有力支撑和引领新一轮产业革命。

浙江大学国际设计研究院正式建院于2011年11月,致力于创新设计的人才培养、学术研究和社会服务。研究院先后在院长Jeu Schouten教授、刘波教授的带领下开展工作。研究院是浙江大学设计学博士点建设的承担单位,也是工业设计、产品设计本科以及设计学、工业设计工程硕士点建设的参与单位。是浙江大学计算机辅助设计与图形学国家重点实验室的成员单位。研究院与中国创新设计产业战略联盟、日本设计促进会等全面合作;与阿里巴巴、苹果、飞利浦、佳能等企业合作开发企业驱动的创新设计课程、工作坊及联合科研。

研究院是浙江大学创新设计的学科交叉开放平台。来自计算机、建筑设计、园林设计、生仪、控制、机械等专业背景的教授及研究人员在研究院合作进行人才培养和学术研究。

研究院是浙江大学创新设计的社会服务平台,承担浙江大学-北斗航天创新设计工程中心、教育部计算机辅助产品创新设计工程中心的建设;承担中国工程院知识服务中心创新设计分中心的建设;并参与策划和支持浙江省特色小镇梦栖小镇建设。

研究院为国家决策机构提供咨询服务。参加中国创新设计发展战略咨询研究,研究成果创新设计纳入国家《中国制造 2025》战略规划;参与设计竞争力咨询研究,支撑工信部服务型制造三年行动计划(2016-2018)的制定;参加工信部制造业创新设计行动纲要咨询研究的领导小组与编写小组;参加中国新一代人工智能发展战略研究,研究成果纳入国家《中国新一代人工智能发展战略》。

研究院是浙江大学创新设计的国际合作平台。与新加坡科技设计大学、日本千叶大学、韩国延世大学、美国卡耐基梅陇大学、荷兰埃因霍温理工大学、香港理工大学等院校深度合作。研究院是浙江大学-新加坡科技设计大学两校合作的承担单位,承担课程开发、亚洲领袖项目(学生交流)、联合科研等活动;并受黄廷方基金支持成立“创新、设计与创业联盟(IDEA)”,聚焦中新两国在设计制造、城市化和可持续发展等领域的创新设计教育和研究。研究院是“亚洲大学学生交流集体行动计划”(Collective Action of Mobility Program of University Students in Asia, CAMPUS Asia),与清华大学、日本千叶大学、韩国延世大学合作进行的“植物与环境创新”领域的设计工作坊、学生交流、课程互换和双学位等项目开发。