Péter Molnár
institute director
Design Institute
institute director

Peter Molnar’s main focus is on innovation strategy. He has been the director of the Design Institute since 2022. He considers his main task to be using the opportunities design can offer by teaching new generations, as well as by sensitising and educating market players.

Fields of education
business to design
Fields of research
development of designer competency
developing digital skills of visual artists


In 2013, he graduated as a designer from MOME, after which, as a founding member of the Maform Design Studio, he contributed to the design oriented support of large-scale value-added projects, building the company’s service branch. He gained design and lead experience through more than 50 product development projects in areas including the medical machine industry, the aviation industry, public transport, electro-mobility and smart devices. The quality of his work has been recognized by at least a dozen Hungarian and international awards. The subject of his doctoral research is developing designer competency. Aside from leading the Design Institute, he participates in the development work of new courses organized within the Institute, as well as in cultivating relevant institutional and business relations. He teaches the Business to Design module. He takes part in supporting the university’s material experimentation activities by improving institutional relations. As a researcher, he participates in the Shaping the Future Creative Europe project, which focuses on developing the digital competency of visual artists through a modular international training framework.

Awards, recognition

A'Design Award

BIG SEE Design Award Grand Prix

Hungarian Design Award

Member of the European
Network of
Higher Education Institutions
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