The IET is a world leading professional organisation with the vision to share and advance knowledge, promoting science, engineering and technology across the world. Engineering skills are particularly effective when combined with enterprise. An entrepreneur is someone who is prepared to sacrifice their own time, effort and money to turn a good idea into a marketable product.

James Dyson is an example of a modern engineer entrepreneur. He invented Dyson Dual Cyclone Vacuum cleaner. Dyson’s enterprise has created a global brand, employing workers in many countries and selling across the world. The Airblade Tap is the most recent addition to Dyson’s product portfolio. The tap combines a high-speed hand dryer with hot and cold water outlets. The new product offers long-term savings over hot air dryers and towels. (BBC, 4th February 2013)

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