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Welcome to the IED, the home for designers working in engineering and product design.

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Membership of the IED is open to all who work in, study, manage, research, teach or practice design. Membership is welcomed at all grades of academic study and levels of expertise. The purpose of the IED is to support our members to achieve their career goals by mentoring and guiding designers to the appropriate grade of professional registration.

The first step to achieving this professional registration is to complete our simple application form.

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View From The Chair

Female suffrage in the spotlight

One hundred years is clearly not long enough in design and engineering!

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The Design News

Announcement - New President for IED from July 2018

Institution of Engineering Designers are very excited to announce that Pete Lomas, Founder of Raspberry Pi, is to be the organisation’s next President.

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Could your innovation be worth a share of £19m?

Innovate UK is to invest up to £19 million to support innovation that offers significant changes in productivity and cutting-edge innovation. The competition has 2 strands, strand 1 is for health and life sciences projects and strand 2 is for ...

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Device could make washing machines lighter and greener

A simple device to cut the weight of washing machines could save fuel, cut carbon emissions, and reduce back injuries, according to researchers.

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Upcoming Events
27 Mar

47th Intelligent Sensing Program – Sensing in Manufacturing

Bringing together manufacturers, technology providers, developers, and other relevant stakeholders, to network, share knowledge, develop collaborations, and promote innovation development in manufacturing sensing technologies in the UK. There will also be a limited number of exhibition spaces for interested companies to showcase their technologies.

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27 Mar

Innovation South Showcase

Innovate UK has come together with Innovation South to offer a free one day showcase event. Register now for your chance to network and engage with senior executives from the Innovate UK family, Local Enterprise Partnerships and Business Clusters who can offer advice on which funding & collaborative opportunities might be right for you and your innovation.

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Self Employed Directory

Mr M Robins MIED FSOE FIPlantE Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Mr J Bryden MDes(Hons) MIED Stamford, Lincolnshire

Mr T Bird MIED Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Mr J Virdie CEng MIED Crewe, Cheshire


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If you've got any questions about the IED or our membership process then we'd be more than happy to hear from you. Simply click on the 'submit question' button, fill in the contact form and we'll get back to you with a response as soon as possible.