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DLX DESIGN ACADEMY is being promoted in collaboration with the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of the University of Tokyo and the Royal College of Art (RCA) located in London, England. It is an educational program. DLX DESIGN ACADEMY provides a "design innovation education program" supported by RCA's knowledge of design engineering and IIS's knowledge of science and technology.

Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo (IIS)

It is an attached research institute of the University of Tokyo that covers almost all fields of engineering.

It consists of 5 research departments and a group of research centers, and about 160 laboratories are active. Our mission is to solve various engineering problems, bridge academics and practices, and develop human resources. In the olden days, it produced pencil-type rockets (Hideo Itokawa) and photocatalytic functions of titanium dioxide (Kenichi Honda, Akira Fujishima), and is still producing many cutting-edge technologies full of originality.

Royal College of Art (RCA)

The Royal College of Art in London, England. The only school in the world to award a master's degree and a doctoral degree as an art graduate school. In the QS World University Rankings, it has been ranked number one in the world in the art design field for six consecutive years (as of 2020). It continues to produce well-known artists and designers in many fields, and is also the oldest art university in the world. It has been teaching design engineering since the 1980s and is a world leader in this field.

About DLX

DLX DESIGN ACADEMY is being implemented as part of the " DLX Platform" initiative.

DLX is an abbreviation for "Design-Led X", an initiative promoted by the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. DLX aims to create new value by incorporating a design perspective into cutting-edge technology in order to pursue true affluence.

How we can collaborate with companies

In addition to open programs (workshops and other programs), DLX DESIGN ACADEMY also offers individually customized programs for companies.

● Design Thinking Design Doing: In-house penetration and practice of design thinking has an effect on the growth of the company. For this reason, we are mainly conducting programs for non-designer employees (engineers, people in the business department such as marketing) to learn and practice design thinking. The period is half a day, one day to several weeks (held once a week), etc.

● Focused on design methods and themes such as "service design" and "circular economy". We will propose according to your company's issues.

We can handle various formats such as workshops, lectures, and boot camps. Please feel free to contact us.



Official name :


S-207, S building, Institute of Industrial Science,

The University of Tokyo, Komaba 4-6-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505

Email address: academy (at) designlab.ac

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Administered by the Foundation for the Promotion of Industrial Science

Collaboration: Mori Memorial Foundation