Emerging technologies have the potential to unlock exciting new possibilities for our engineers. Developed in the right way, they will allow future Dyson machines to solve more problems – even better.
That's why we're investing heavily in the lifeblood of our business – new engineering talent, and new research and design facilities where they can develop advanced Dyson technologies of the future.
But it's not just about developing our own ideas – making the engineering leaps to enable them relies on wider collaboration. Partnering with external expertise to help emerging technologies become future-ready.
As global director of strategy and research, Mark Taylor heads up a team of around 150 engineers at Dyson charged with spotting promising ideas, and knowing the right ones to back. "Everyone in the team is responsible for finding new breakthroughs. Whether it's home-grown or externally sourced, it's all about finding the next generation technology that can push us forward."
They were behind Dyson's first ever external RDD investment - a $15 million partnership with pioneering solid-state battery company Sakti3. Based in Michigan, their work will help to make the next generation of cordless Dyson technology possible. More efficiency, more power, more capacity.
Beyond Mark's team, Dyson also has 36 active university research programmes in the UK, including continued studies into the application of graphene – a material that, as the lightest, strongest and most conductive in existence, has so far shown unprecedented potential to change engineering forever.
Watch this space.