Professor Miles Pennington is Head of Programme and Professor of Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Miles studied Engineering at Exeter University and Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art, receiving his MDes in 1992. After graduating he worked for four years as a designer for Sekisui in Osaka, Japan, developing a wide range of products from kitchenware to prefabricated housing. In 1997 he returned to the UK and established innovation and prototyping consultancy Design Stream to work with Japanese and European clients. He now splits his time between running IDE, developing international educational experiences and when he has time, toy design.