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Engineering the future

Our mission is to inspire the next generation of engineers.

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A school student taking apart a vacuum cleaner during a James Dyson Foundation engineering workshop

The James Dyson Foundation provides the support that budding inventors need, so that they can get hands-on with problems, think differently and find solutions.

James Dyson Foundation engineering box school resource containing a Dyson vacuum cleaner, cleaner heads, screwdrivers, teacher's pack and posters.

Classroom resources

Spark their creativity

Our fun, free education materials help young people get to grips with the design process, introducing them to the reality of engineering in the classroom.

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Two children racing the balloon cars they have made from a James Dyson Foundation challenge card.


Are you ready for a challenge?

Can you skewer a balloon without popping it? Or make raisins dance? Dyson engineers have designed these STEM challenges to encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.

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Dyson Building at the Royal College of Art

Our work

Support at every step

As well as schools, we partner with top universities, invest in medical and scientific research, and support projects local to Dyson HQ.

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2011 international winner of the James Dyson Award, Edward Linacre, with his invention Airdrop

James Dyson Award

Celebrating fresh thinking

Do you have a world-changing idea that solves a global problem? The James Dyson Award runs annually in 30 countries and could help launch your invention on a global scale.

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