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Our mission

Our mission is threefold

We support engineering education, medical research and the local community.

Titan Arm, 2013 winner of the James Dyson Award.
Female student sketching ideas in a James Dyson Foundation workshop


The next generation of engineers

Engineers are the world's problem-solvers. To find practical solutions to the challenges of the 21st century, we need more of them. The James Dyson Foundation's primary mission is to inspire young people to pursue a career in engineering.

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World map highlighting the locations of James Dyson Foundation teams and the 27 countries and regions in which the James Dyson Award runs.

We are global

We run projects all over the world

Our teams in the UK, US, Malaysia, and Singapore all work to inspire the engineers of the future, while the international James Dyson Award celebrates students with bright ideas across the globe.

The James Dyson Foundation

The James Dyson Award

A doctor and nurse working in the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Medical research

We support medical and scientific research

Progress comes from research. We make targeted donations that enable medical breakthroughs and discoveries.

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A father and son building a prototype from cardboard at the James Dyson Foundation workshop.

Local community

We support Chicago

We offer donations and educational support to local schools and charities in Chicago, the home of Dyson's US HQ.

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