Inventor and entrepreneur
James Dyson is Britain's leading entrepreneur and inventor, founder of Dyson Appliances and inventor of the Dual Cyclone, England's biggest-selling vacuum cleaner.
In 2002, Dyson set up the James Dyson Foundation to support design and engineering education. It aims to inspire young people to study engineering and become engineers, with an eye towards solving 21st century challenges, encouraging them to think differently and to make mistakes.
With China in position to overtake the US as the world's number one economy by 2020, keeping America inventive and productive has never been more important.