Sushi Suzuki is an associate professor at the Kyoto Institute of Technology and KYOTO Design Lab where he teaches and coordinates projects around innovation, design thinking, and entrepreneurship. He is the lead instructor for the nine-month globally distributed ME310/SUGAR program where students take on innovation challenges posed by leading corporations. He also founded Kyoto Start-Up Summer School, a two-week intensive program for aspiring entrepreneurs and Japan’s most international entrepreneurship education program.
Previously, he co-founded Paris Est d.school while teaching design innovation at École des Ponts ParisTech and was the Executive Director of the ME310 program at Stanford University. He also set up an innovation team for Panasonic Europe, was one of the co-founding members of a Japanese start-up company that handles antique kimono and accessories online, and a concept developer for Yocondo, a Germany-based semantic product search engine.
Role in ATTRACT
Member, Independent Committee for the ATTRACT Academy call