Sir James Dyson, the British engineer and entrepreneur, recently announced that Dyson has applied for a business licence to make its patented technology available in India for the first time.
Dyson plans to open flagship stores in major cities across India including Delhi and Mumbai, as well as partner with leading retailers to make its technology available to Indian consumers. Dyson expects to set-up in India in 2017 and contribute over INR 12 Billion to the Indian economy over the next five years.
Speaking at the India - UK TECH summit attended by the Prime Ministers of both India and the UK, Sir James Dyson said, “Dyson intends to make its patented technology available in India for the first time, and build a strong partnership with India which goes beyond our products. India is a very practical, resourceful and inventive nation: these are talents and attitudes that I value above all others.”
“India is an exciting place for people who are developing technology for the future – it is a fast growing, vibrant economy, and a nation ambitious for the future. India values engineers and understands the power of technology.”
Dyson also hopes to contribute to India’s significant engineering community through the work of The James Dyson Foundation - a charity that supports design, technology and engineering education. Initially through The James Dyson Award – an international design award – The James Dyson Foundation will encourage Indian students to develop problem solving inventions and compete for the INR 2.5 Million prize.
He said, “It is no coincidence that India is a nation that values engineers and you have a long tradition of great inventors, scientists and mathematicians. We, in Britain, must make engineering an attractive choice for children so that as many British children want to be engineers as do Indian children.”
Commenting on Britain’s opportunity to expand international trading relationships following its decision to leave the European Union, Sir James said:
“I am optimistic to see that the Prime Ministers of both our nations are here in Delhi today and that they are putting science, and technology at the top of their agenda. Long may it continue. As Britain embraces the change that Brexit brings, I hope we can once again foster a strong relationship with like-minded Commonwealth friends such as India.”
Research, Design and Development focused
Headquartered in Malmesbury, UK, Dyson is a family - owned global technology company which employs over 7,000 people globally - a third of who are engineers and scientists. Research, Design and Development is the heart of Dyson technology and its engineers are focused on enabling hardware and software to work together to develop intelligent machines which understand and react to their environment.
Dyson invests £5m per week into Research, Design and Development and has over 200 live technology projects as well as 50 active research programmes with 40 universities around the world. Dyson plans to spend £100m over the next three years on external start-up technology and has pledged to invest £1bn in the development of next generation battery technology.
Problem - solving technology:
Dyson technology will offer powerful solutions to the problem of air pollution in Indian metros.
India has one of the world’s highest levels of air pollution, driven by fuel burning, construction and traffic fumes. But few realise that t he air pollution inside your home can be worse than outside, on average people spend approximately 90% of their time indoors.
Air purifiers can help capture pollution, pollen, mould, bacteria, and odours. However, some other purifiers rely on motors to force air through filters to capture particles, often allowing pollutants to pass through and back into the air you are breathing. Dyson’s highly efficient purifiers capture 99.95% of ultrafine particles as small as 0.1 microns.
Dyson Pure Cool Link purifying fan uses a high-efficiency 360 ° Glass HEPA filter to trap ultra-fine particles to remove pollen, allergens, and pollutants from the air you breathe. It automatically monitors and reacts to the air pollution level in your home, whilst simultaneously reporting the live indoor and outdoor air quality to your phone, via the Dyson Link App.
Dyson Hot + Cool Link purifier heater:
A purifier, a fan and a heater all in one, the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link purifier is engineered for all conditions , it provides fast even room heating in winter, powerful personal cooling in summer and intelligent purification all year round.
High performance vacuums:
Dyson has been developing high performing vacuum cleaners since Sir James Dyson patented the world’s first dual cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner more than twenty years ago. Today Dyson’s battery enabled vacuum cleaners are powerful tool to keep on top of dust inside the home.
Dyson V8 Cord-Free vacuum
Dyson’s latest vacuum technology is powered by the company’s powerful motor technology to produce market-leading suction power, with Nickel-Cobalt-Aluminium batteries to ensure enough run time to clean the whole home without the hassle of a cord. But these machines are not just engineered to clean floors. They quickly transform into handheld mode to clean high, low and everywhere in between – cleaning the sofa or car has never been so quick and easy
Dyson 360° Eye robot vacuum:
The Dyson 360 Eye vacuum cleaner is an intelligent robot designed to take care of the cleaning for you. Not only does it have the highest suction power of any robot vacuum cleaner thanks to the Dyson digital motor, it uses a unique 360 degree vision system to understand and navigate its environment. The machine connects to the Dyson link app – allowing you to schedule cleaning, and activate the machine while you are away from your home.
Intelligent hair care:
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer:
The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer solves the problems faced with other hairdryers. Dyson’s powerful motor technology provides fast but focused airflow and a micro-processor intelligently controls the temperature allowing you to style your hair, while protecting it from extreme heat damage.
Dyson has invested £50 million in the development of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer including creating a state of the art laboratory dedicated to investigating the science of hair. Dyson engineers studied hair from root to tip, understanding how it reacts to stresses, how to keep it healthy and how to style it.
Over four years they tested the product on different hair types and built test rigs which mechanically simulate hair drying techniques – which can differ around the world. To date over 1010 miles of real human hair have been used in testing.
James Dyson: “Hair dryers can be heavy, inefficient and make a racket. By looking at them further we realised that they can also cause extreme heat damage to hair. I challenged Dyson engineers to really understand the science of hair and develop our version of a hair dryer, which we think solves these problems”