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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

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

Roca launches the 10th edition of its international design contest, jumpthegap®

Following 9 global editions with over 26,000 participants from 150 countries, jumpthegap® returns, inviting the brightest talents in architecture and design to come up with creative solutions for the bathroom space. This 10th edition marks a new ...

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​The Annual General Meeting of the Institution will be held at 12.00 on Saturday 10 July 2021 via electronic meeting platform, details to be confirmed.

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The Engineering Council's Guidance on Sustainability

Engineers have a significant role to play in helping society achieve a more sustainable future. To support this, the Engineering Council, the regulatory body for the UK engineering profession, has issued updated Guidance on Sustainability for ...

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Upcoming Events
28 Jun

The Foundation for Science and Technology Free Webinar - Developing a Systems Approach to Reaching Net Zero

Chaired by the Rt Hon Lord (David) Willetts FRS, Chairman of the Foundation for Science and Technology

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1 Dec

The Plastics Industry Awards Event 2021 - Young Designer Award

The Plastics Industry Awards will take place as a hybrid event on 1-2 December 2021. The event will comprise a two-day virtual conference and networking along with the LIVE glittering Awards ceremony at London’s Hilton Waldorf on the evening of the 2nd December 2021, for those able to attend in-person.

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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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