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Welcome to communities

IET Communities provide opportunities for like-minded people to network, share ideas and expertise, collaborate, learn and keep abreast of news and views.

Our communities cover local areas and technical topics. Find a community that matches your interests.

What are IET Communities?

Volunteer Resources

Communities overview

IET Communities have a number of different functions. They bring engineers and technicians around the world to network, collaborate, share ideas, learn and expand their contacts.

Event basics
New to organising events or just need a reminder of the basics? These documents will give you advice on how to put an event together.
Managing money
Find out more about the different operating models available to IET communities and what is required of communities volunteer groups in receipt of funding.
Applying for funding

Find out how to start and fund your own community.

Communities' metrics

All you need to know about communities metrics. Download the monthly metrics report and find out how to submit your metrics to the Communities team.

Running a successful IET Community

How to run a successful community, applying for funding, managing your money and compiling metrics.

Communities contacts

Meet the communities team, the volunteers at the heart of the governance structure and the staff that support IET communities around the world.

Young Professionals

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Present Around the World Competition

A global competition offering Young Professionals the opportunity to win cash prizes, develop their skills and network with peers.

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The Global Challenge

The Global Challenge aims to encourage Young Professionals across the globe to address a real world engineering challenge with their diverse academic and technical exposure.

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IET Young Professionals Community

The IET Young Professionals group in MyCommunity offers an excellent opportunity to chat and share info with active YPs around the world.

Grow your community

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Technical and Professional Networks

The IET has 22 Technical and Professional Networks (TPNs). Each network is driven by a group of volunteers who work or have expertise within the topic area and promotes the sharing and advancement of knowledge through various activities.

IET Online Communities

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Search for a community

Get involved with communities to share and discuss information, upload photos, documents and news articles, and publicise events with other MyCommunity members.

Online features

The challenges of building a nuclear plant

A presentation on the new approaches in the UK nuclear industry that are being driven by international designs.

4G to 5G - Mobile communications present and future

Interviews and presentations from Prof. Matthew Baker on the evolution of mobile communications.

The future of energy storage

An article around the various options of energy storage, looking at what is and isn’t working.

Present Around the World Competition winner

An interview with Sudeshna Saha, the Global Present Around the World Winner in 2014. Sudeshna describes her experience and how entering PATW has improved her communication skills.

Communities info-graphic

This info-graphic covers the achievements made by IET communities volunteers during 2014.

Propose an IET event

How IET Communities can support your event

If you are an IET member you can propose an event about engineering or a related subject. You don’t have to be an existing volunteer to apply for funding. This page explains how to access funding and staff support to allow you to realise your ambition.

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