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Sushi Suzuki

Associate Professor - Kyoto Institute of TechnologyFrom Kyoto, Japan
Bio

Sushi Suzuki is an associate professor at the Kyoto Institute of Technology and KYOTO Design Lab where he teaches and runs projects based around design thinking, the Stanford-IDEO innovation methodologies. He also organizes Kyoto Startup Summer School, a two-week intensive program that brings together future change makers with experts from various fields related to entrepreneurship.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. Sushi also set up an innovation team for Panasonic Europe, was one of the co-founding members of i-kimono.com, 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.Sushi was born in Kyoto, Japan but spent over fifteen years in the US and over five in Europe, and has traveled to over sixty countries. He holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Studio Arts from Rice University.