Digital passports are coming for clothes – but they’re not needed for your holibobs!

A virtual log of their entire life since they were first sewn together

Clothes hanging up



Can your phone really tell how you’re feeling?

Red mushrooms on forest floor

Would you wear a jacket made from mushrooms?


Difference Makers Winner Selection

Girl with bowl of food

Graze your way to a more sustainable planet

Difference Makers x Republiqe Competition T&Cs

Stormy clouds

Clearing the Air with Tim Smedley


The future of fashion is here

Girl on phone with laptop

Who knew data could be so dirty?

Cup of coffee on dark wooden table

A cuppa what now?

White car charging

Plug your car into a lamppost and away you go!

Rhino in tall grass

Ever wondered how to safely transport a rhino?

Brick wall

Fancy a house made from plastic bricks?

Contactless payment

‘Just put it on the ocean plastic’

Penguin standing on ice

Have you met Robo-penguin?!

Coffee beans

Scoring goals in coffee bean kits

Guild gamers planting trees

World’s first sustainable Fortnite tournament

Photo of two trees

Batteries made from trees – what could be greener?!

Man hanging off boat

Ocean waste that floats our boats!

Larger group of cows in a sunny field

Cow proteins without the cow – an udderly incredible invention!

Someone holding a bra

Plant-based bras, supporting you and the planet

Bridge over water

Fancy a stroll across a 3D printed bridge?

Incredible people, unbelievable stories


We can all
change the world

We are #DifferenceMakers, a ground-breaking movement inspiring us all to make a change, no matter how big or small, by sharing remarkable stories of how engineering and technology are saving the world around us. Expect the unexpected – from super sustainable fashion and squeaky clean streaming, to apps that combat food waste and
tech to stop the ice caps melting.

We’re changing the way everyone sees engineering and technology, and proving they're a force to be reckoned with when it comes to saving our planet! If you care about making a difference and want to learn more, then join our movement today.

#DifferenceMakers was created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – one of the world’s largest engineering institutions and a diverse home for everyone in engineering and technology.