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【Enlighten@PolyU Series】The Power of Design : Create, Connect, Transcend


  • Date

    04 Feb 2021

  • Organiser

    Alumni Affairs and Development Office, Institute for Entrepreneurship

  • Time

    17:00 - 18:30

  • Venue

    Zoom (conducted in Cantonese)  


Anthony Lo

Alan Yip

Kent Wong

Prof. Tak Chi Lee (Moderator)


Alumni Affairs and Development Office (852) 2766 5531

Institute for Entrepreneurship (852) 3400 2676


Design is a powerful force, it can be inspiring and empowering. Good designs do much more than making things beautiful, they create positive experiences. The design industry plays an important role in supporting industrial and economic growth of the society. By applying design thinking in different disciplines and businesses, designers are perceived to be the silent game changers of the world and their innovations have substantial impacts on our daily lives.

This webinar brings together a group of renowned homegrown designers to share their design journeys in different parts of the world, as well as to discuss how design can connect and enrich our lives and help shape a better future.

Keynote Speaker

Anthony Lo

Anthony Lo

Vice President of Exterior Design, Groupe Renault

Shining on international stage, Anthony’s car design journey started at Lotus in England. He led diverse advanced design projects when he worked for Audi in Germany, Mercedes-Benz in Japan, Saab in Sweden and later for General Motors Europe, before he joined Groupe Renault in France. His work on various world-renowned concepts cars have earned him many prestigious awards. He was named Asian Designer of the Year and World's Outstanding Chinese Designer.

Alan Yip

Alan Yip

Founder & Director, Yip Design Ltd

Alan is an international renowned industrial designer. He worked for Frog Design in the US and Philips in the Netherlands. He designed over 1,000 products and created his “ALANYIP” designer brand to promote China original designs. He has won many awards including Red Dot Design Award, IF Design Award, China Red Star Design Awards, HK Outstanding Young Persons and HK Outstanding Designers Award.

Kent Wong

Kent Wong

Founder/General Manager, Scopo Creative Strategic Management Co. Ltd
Co-Founder/Design Director, GrandLand MX Co. Ltd

Kent is a design entrepreneur who specializes in designing form and space including interior, furniture and product, as well as brand management. Having gained a master design degree from PolyU, he set up his design business in Mainland China. He promotes quality design and bridges the gap between designers and business entities. His illustrious career has won him 40under40 Designer Award and other design awards in China.

Prof. Tak Chi Lee (Moderator)

Prof. Tak Chi Lee (Moderator)

Professor of Practice (Design Practice) School of Design, PolyU

Prof. Lee was formerly Associate Dean of PolyU Design. He has held several important roles during his more than 20 years of service in the University. He has extensive experience in automotive and product design, and is engaged in a wide range of research and consultancy projects for global corporates. Currently a Professor of Practice, he steers the establishment of “SD+”, a strategic business unit of PolyU Design, offering professional design-related one-stop consultancy services to the industry.

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