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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?

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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.

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.

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.

Grow your community

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Technical and Professional Networks

The IET supports Technical and Professional Networks (TPNs) driven by groups of volunteers who work or have expertise within the topic area. TPNs promote 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.

IET TechBites

Bitesize engineering and technical insights

Want your engineering and technology insights in a bitesize format? Then read the IET’s TechBites to get a snapshot of some of the key issues within hot topic areas.

Featured Content

IET TechBite: The Future of Medicine

Within the next 10 years it is predicted that medical practices will change dramatically, with cancer treatment hitting the news recently. Find out how this hot topic has developed and in what ways patient care could evolve in the future.

Noel Sharkey Podcasts

Listen to our latest podcasts where Professor Noel Sharkey discusses the future of Robotics.

The Power of Online Communities

Find out how a discussion that began on MyCommunity has developed into a new event for the Control & Automation Technical and Professional Network (TPN).

A Conference 'for' Volunteers 'by' Volunteers

In July 2015 the UK Community Volunteer Conference (CVC) took place in Manchester, giving volunteers the chance to share their ideas and experiences. 

Robot Ethics at the Science Museum

Read about a recent Robotics’ event held at London’s prestigious Science Museum focusing on the fascinating and thought provoking topic of Robot ethics.

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