Online Seminar "Thinking about Design x Business x Intellectual Property" will be held

July 15th, 2021

The Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, will hold an online seminar on “Thinking about Design x Business x Intellectual Property.”

This seminar will discuss how design and business are connected, what role intellectual property plays there, and how a comprehensive understanding of design, business, and intellectual property can reveal the reality of business using design.
On the day of the seminar, we will invite Mr. Yusuke Fujigaya, who is active as a designer at the Mitsubishi Electric Integrated Design Institute, to talk about the current situation from a designer’s perspective. Mr. Fujigaya is also active as an individual designer. Mr. Fujigaya is also active as a personal designer. He will discuss design, business, and intellectual property from his perspective as a personal designer, giving us a different view from corporate design.

The Faculty of Design of Kyushu University plans to reorganize its graduate school in 2022. One of the main features of the reorganization is the realization of a business-integrated design education program that cuts across design, business, and entrepreneurship. The Strategic Design Course in the Department of Design, leading this movement, aims to develop human resources just like Mr. Fujigaya.

We look forward to your participation!

Yusuke Fujigaya (Designer, Mitsubishi Electric Integrated Design Institute)
Yusuke Fujigaya joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 2011. He has been involved in the design of the Kirigamine series of air conditioners in Japan and overseas air conditioners in Thailand and China and has won many Good Design Awards. He is also currently in charge of the field of solution design, including new business creation, and is widely involved in development from upstream to downstream.

Tsukasa Aso (Moderator, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University)

We will be using the online conference tool “ZOOM.”
We will send out the URL to those who have applied via e-mail just before the event. If you do not receive it, please be sure to check your spam folder.

[Application method and deadline]
Please apply via Peatix or Google Form.
Application deadline: Tuesday, July 13, noon
If there are multiple participants from your organization, please apply for each of them.

Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

Kyushu University Business School [QBS]
Robert T.Huang Entrepreneurship Center of Kyushu University [QREC]


July 15th, 2021, p.m.18:30 - p.m.20:00




100 people*The number of participants will be limited to 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis.




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