The IET is a world leading professional organisation sharing and advancing knowledge to promote science, engineering and technology across the world. The professional home for life for engineers and technicians, and a trusted source of essential engineering intelligence. The IET has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries, to support its worldwide membership it has offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.

IET members are role models for the next generation of scientists, engineers and technicians. The IET plays a key role in engineering education in the UK and internationally. To encourage the study of engineering, each year the IET awards approximately £200,000 worth of scholarships, prizes and grants to students and young professionals.

Under licence from the UK Engineering Council, the Institution awards a number of professional registration qualifications, including ICT Technician (ICTTech), Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng). The IET accredits over 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate courses around the world, and work hard to promote careers in science and engineering.

The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. This knowledge sharing focuses on five sectors: built environment, design and production, energy, information and communications, and transport. In support of these sectors, the IET publishes more than 100 new titles every year; a rich mix of books, journals and magazines with a back catalogue of over 500 publications. In addition to its printed and electronic publications, the Institution organises over 120 conferences and events every year.

Edition 17 Entrepreneurship in engineering

This enterprise case study examines the relationship between engineering and enterprise and the role that the IET has played in developing engineer entrepreneurs.

  1. Introduction
  2. Why people become entrepreneurs
  3. Characteristics of an entrepreneur
  4. Starting up a business
  5. A young entrepreneur’s story
  6. Conclusion