James Dyson

Getting Women Into Engineering Is Vital

James Dyson | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Tech
James Dyson

The UK faces a deficit of 340,000 engineers by 2020. Only 6% of Britain's engineers are female. China produces 20-times more engineers than the UK every year, and one in three of them are women. At school and university women outperform men in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Indeed, the few who do become engineers enjoy it - 98% of women engineers find their job rewarding. Who wouldn't? It is therefore incomprehensible that 93% of parents would not support their daughters in pursuing a career in engineering.

May's Plans To Kick Out Foreign Students 'Blocked By Osborne'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Home secretary Theresa May's plans to kick out foreign students after they graduate have been blocked by Tory leaders, in a campaign reportedly led by...

'Train 'Em Up, Kick 'Em Out. It's A Bit Shortsighted, Isn't It?'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics

Theresa May's plans to expel overseas students as soon as they graduate are "shortsighted", inventor Sir James Dyson has warned. The home secretar...

Dyson Spending £1 Billion To Research Something Futuristic... And Secret

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

Inventor Sir James Dyson has pledged to spend £1 billion on the research and development of 100 new products over the next four years. The entrepr...

Self-Cleaning Fish Tank? TICK.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Tech

Susan Shelley, a graduate of Loughborough University, has created what she believes is the first truly self-cleaning fish tank. Called 'Avo' it's a...

Sony's PS4 Sweeps The Board At T3 Awards 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech

Sony has managed to fight off competition from HTC and Apple at this year's T3 Awards, Sony PS4 winning 'Gadget of the Year' and the 'Gaming Award' --...

Dyson's Robot Vacuum Is Real, And It's Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech

Dyson has unveiled its first robot vacuum cleaner, the 360 Eye. The key feature of the robot is in the name: a large 360-degree panoramic camera 'eye'...

Clean Rivers With Giant Vacuums Says James Dyson (Naturally)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech

Serial inventor of all things sucky and blowy, James Dyson, now wants to clean rivers with giant vacuum cleaners - as you do. Plastic in river and ...

Dyson Announces Massive Product Recall. Are You Affected?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

Innovative tech firm, Dyson, is scrambling to recall one million heaters over fears they could pose a fire risk, the company announced today. The r...

Dyson's 'Next Gen' Vacuum 'Will Not Lose Suction For 10 Years'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Dyson has launched its latest vacuum cleaner with the promise that it will not lose any suction for 10 years. The bagless Dyson Cinetic uses "cyclo...

WATCH: 'Power Boost' Arm Wins Dyson Award

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A powered robotic arm designed to boost human strength has won the 2013 James Dyson award. The 'Titan' arm designed by four students at the Univers...

Let Engineers And Scientists IN, Says James Dyson

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

James Dyson has lambasted Britain’s undervaluing of engineers and scientists, citing the UK's looming energy crisis as a “consequence” of a skil...

Invest in Engineers Now to Power Our Future

James Dyson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
James Dyson

The government this week signed an agreement which means our looming energy crisis will be solved by nuclear power stations built by the French and owned, in part, by the Chinese. This demonstrates the impact of Britain's skills shortage and our lack of ambition. To top it all, they have warned us that the dearth of hi-tech engineering skills in our economy may hold them back. The skills shortage is not a problem confined to the crucially important energy sector, it's systemic. We need more engineers and scientists.

PICTURES: The James Dyson Award 2013 Shortlist

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Tech

The James Dyson Award 2013 shortlist has been revealed. Twenty inventions have been shortlisted for this years awards and the winner will receive a...

Design For Purpose: James Dyson Awards

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Tech

We inhabit "a world drowning in objects" says Deyan Sudjic, director of London's Design Museum, in his book The Language of Things. In a column to...

In Support of the Start-up

James Dyson | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK
James Dyson

In the UK, I've advocated for R&D tax credits to help ease the financial burden felt by many startups. And it's working. Small businesses often operate at a loss for the first few years. Tax credits allow these small businesses to make investments in workers, infrastructure or equipment - the freedom to build new ideas along with bottom line.

Why Big Businesses Must Be Creatively Led

Jim Prior | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK
Jim Prior

The biggest problem facing large organisations today is not a lack of desire to change but a lack of know-how. It stems from a fundamental leadership issue: the wrong types of people have been left in charge.

The Award For Engineering Goes To...

James Dyson | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Tech
James Dyson

The US now graduates more visual and performing arts majors than engineers. The same is true in the UK, where a recent survey found that while 4% of teenage girls want to become engineers and 14% scientists, 32% wanted to be models.

Feel Inspired

Carla Buzasi | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carla Buzasi

Our new section on HuffPost UK is dedicated to all things inspirational. If turning your life around sounds like too much hard work, we're starting gently with food as our theme for week one. Over the next few days, you can look forward to learning about new food trends, bizarre food customs and new and exciting recipes, all designed to get you out of the daily food ruts we're all guilty of...

James Dyson Backs Thames Estuary Airport Project

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics


PHOTO: James Dyson Award Shortlist Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Tech

The blindspot, a white cane with friend-finding technology, two prosthetic arm options and a reliable pump to provide clean water in developing countr...

Dyson Unveils 'Hot' Fan Heater

The huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Tech

Design company Dyson has revealed its eagerly-awaited new product, a fan heater called the Dyson Hot. Based on the firm’s Air Multiplier fan, th...

Osborne and Gove Must Fuse the Link Between the Economy and Education

James Dyson | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Tech
James Dyson

While Osborne calls for a 'march of the makers', Gove considers dropping Design and Technology - the font of modern making - from the national curriculum. Inspirational design and technology lessons nurture problem solvers - people with the good ideas to be developed and exported.

Dyson To Launch New Product... But What?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech

Design firm Dyson is set to unveil a new product on September 14th, marking the company’s first product launch since the ground-breaking Air Multipl...