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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.Find Out More
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The Government has proposed the creation of a new funding agency, to be “broadly modelled” on the US Advanced Research Projects Agency, which would “provide long term funding to support visionary high-risk, high-pay off scientific, engineering and technology ideas”.Read More
Mr S Jassell BA(Hons) MSc MBA CTPD MIED Windsor, Berkshire
Mr J Wayman BTech(Hons) CEng FIED Dorchester, Dorset
Mr Ben Smith MDes MBA MIED Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Mr M Robins CEng MIED MIMechE FIPlantE Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
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