Taking on the world one fix at a time. Be part of it!
Fixperts is our powerful flagship programme; it started in universities and we’ve now run it in schools, museums, galleries, libraries and town squares. Anyone can run it! By signing up here you’ll get access to a whole range of teaching materials and resources.
And if you support our broader mission, to inspire and equip the problem solvers of tomorrow, we’ve got lots of ways for you to get involved. Get in touch. Now!
Support our mission
FixEd is a mission-led social enterprise which relies on the generous support of grantmakers, partners and volunteers who share our vision. Every penny contributes to keeping our materials and know-how available for free to state-funded schools and universities and our film archive openly accessible to all.
Partners belong to our inner circle, and include universities, schools, makerspaces, museums and organisations interested in the future of creativity, design and innovation. To discuss partnership opportunities, contact Dee Halligan, Managing Director.
Research and insights
We work with like-minded organisations, producing research and sharing insights that respond to our changing world.
Our training programmes develop confidence in design thinking and practice and are available for teachers or your local community.
Breaking away from curriculum FixCamp offers young people a chance to explore and develop their design thinking and hands-on skills.
Competitions and awards
We’re interested in highlighting and celebrating the amazing, ingenious and innovative work that we see from young people all year round.
Our story: Fixperts in universities
The FixEd story starts with Fixperts. In 2012 we turned a lot of good intentions into 5 films. We planned to encourage designers to use their skills to solve problems for others. Now run in over 30 universities worldwide, Fixperts success at engaging young people with the issues of our time is evidenced with an archive of over 450 films from over 20 countries.
Cited in papers as an unparalleled learning tool, winning design awards, and evaluated as being effective in terms of its impacts, its origins in academia anchor us as we grow these good intentions further into a range of programmes and further our mission through FixEd think and do tank. So come on what are you waiting for? Join us.
Our story: Fixperts in schools
Energised by our success in design schools worldwide, in 2015 we found ourselves thinking about the potential of working with younger learners. Being serious about the creative problem solvers of tomorrow means working with anyone from future designers and inventors, to future engineers and technologists, future doctors and mechanics.
From Rochdale to Bristol learners and teachers have responded incredibly to our schools formats. And in 2016 a UK examination board approached us to feature Fixperts centrally in a new STEM Technical Award at GCSE level.
We’re making inroads, but it’s not enough and not fast enough. Join us and be part of making it happen.