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Who we are

Inspiring future engineers

The James Dyson Foundation, Dyson's charitable arm, introduces young people to the exciting world of engineering, encouraging them to think differently, make mistakes and realise their engineering potential.

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

"We want to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and we want to do this by hands-on learning and experimentation."

James Dyson

Chief Engineer

Titan Arm, 2013 winner of the James Dyson Award.

Our mission

We have three objectives

Our primary mission is to inspire future engineers, but we also support medical research and the local community around Dyson's global HQ in Malmesbury.

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Sir James Dyson at Dyson's UK campus in Malmesbury.

Our story

Founded by James Dyson

James set up the Foundation because he's passionate about encouraging, inspiring and cultivating the next generation of engineers.

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Two female school students disassembling a Dyson vacuum cleaner head - an activity from the James Dyson Foundation Engineering Box.

Our year in review

2023 Annual Report

Read about the work we did around the world in 2023 to inspire the next generation of engineers.

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