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Engineering the future

Our mission is to inspire the next generation of design engineers.

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Three female students using screwdrivers to disassemble a Dyson vacuum cleaner.

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.

Challenge Cards


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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Female student disassembling a Dyson vacuum cleaner head with a screwdriver.

Our work

Support at every step

As well as our school resources, we offer workshops and after school programs and invest in medical and scientific research.

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


Celebrating young inventors

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

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Female student disassembling a Dyson vacuum cleaner head with a screwdriver.

James Dyson Award

Supporting educators

The James Dyson Award curriculum guide was written by Dr. Elizabeth Hassan to help other educators globally use the award as a tool for teaching design.

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