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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.

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View From The Chair

In the beginning…

Every design can trace its history back to an idea, muses Colin Ledsome CEng FIED

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The Design News

The Royal Academy of Engineering presents the Museum of Engineering Innovation

​The Museum celebrates the often-unseen engineering that is all around us. It serves to shine a spotlight on the engineers that are making a difference to our everyday lives. Our mission? To inspire the next generation of engineers to be the ...

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Pink seesaws across US-Mexico border named Design of the Year 2020

Creators say they hope the work encourages people to build bridges between communities

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RAEng - Nominations are now open for the Major Project Award!

For a team that has played a critical role in a major engineering project that has had a substantial impact on society and sustainability

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Upcoming Events
27 Jan

SCI Webinar: Materials: The choices of a designer

The job of the designer is to create and manipulate by 'engineering the experience' of anyone who comes into contact with the object or service being designed.

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27 Jan

Online webinar 'Creating a “UK ARPA” – and making it a success'

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”.

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Self Employed Directory

Mr Ben Smith MDes MBA MIED Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Mr M Robins CEng MIED MIMechE FIPlantE Uttoxeter, Staffordshire


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