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Calling All Inventors: Edison Nation Sets Up $25 Million Innovation Fund For Inventors

Each winning invention can get up to $250,000 in start-up funding.Each winning invention can get up to $250,000 in start-up funding. Hoping to spur on some closet inventors in the U.S., Edison Nation, the search agent for several large retail outfits, has set up a $25 million fund to help inventors with great ideas fund their development.

In addition to its Live Product Searches, in which Edison Nation passes on your entry ideas to specific retailers for specific items, the Innovation Fund is Edison Nation's own open search for ideas in four general areas: Home, Kitchen, & Bath, Fitness & Outdoor Recreation, Consumer Products, and Technology.  If your idea is chosen, Edison Nation will fund up to $250,000 for its development and license the product from you, paying you royalties.

The differences between the Live Product Search and the Innovation Fund search appear to be that 1) your idea would be considered and funded by Edison Nation itself, rather than a third party retailer; and  2) that Edison Nation may have the right to license your idea if it is chosen for financial sponsorship.

Submission requirements for the Innovation Fund are the same as for Live Product Searches. All submissions must be made online, through the Edison Nation website and include completing a submission form, an explanation of your product, images, sketches, and other media that communicates your idea.  Edison Nation encourages entrants to submit a video, up to 2 minutes long, demonstrating your innovation. Each entry costs $25.

The deadline for the first round of Innovation Fund searches is June 13, 2011. Ideas that have been previously submitted to any Live Product Search will not be accepted.

As I always add, read all agreements carefully with a business or patent attorney before submitting anything. Know what rights you will keep and those you will give away. Here is the Edison Nation innovator agreement that you will have to sign once you submit your ideas.

 

Edison Nation, Edison Nation Press Release

 

 

Comments
May 30, 2012
by Anonymous

gravitation machine

GRAVITATION MACHINE
Every home, society, and country in the world need electric energy, but the
energy price always increase.
I have new invention concept or invention idea for creating energy resource which can provide cheap energy for you for industry or company who use big energy or who sell energy for public. You can use my invention named GRAVITATION MACHINE (GM)
The concept of invention for producing energy based on science and technology.
As mentioned on literature, each kind of energy can be changed into other kind of energy. Gravitation power is energy resource available throughout the world and the number is unlimited.
I have designed GRAVITATION MACHINE (GM) which has superiority:
1. Cost of production is very low ,2.Can be built everywhere in the world, 3. Works 24 hours, 4. Can be used for producing electric energy any amount people want. then for full filling big energy need we must not build nuclear reactor which is very dangerous and fear (remember fukusima accident) , we also must not set on fire coal or carbon which makes much pollution of the air that results global warming. So GM could be a solution to avoid global warming. it works effectively produces electric any amount we want to build, and efficiently without sacrifice (its basic commodity is free) so we produce electric energy in the lower cost than customary cost production event it is the lowest. this machine could be available in various capacity

I am looking for INVESTOR or PARTNER to be able to make this invention be reality.
then if you invest here we will get big advantages for each unity electric we sold.
Our cost production is 60% lower than manual technology, so we can get profitable more 60 % than others. that is going on for ever for each unit we build in Indonesia and other countries throughout the world. in Indonesia we still need hundreds units of producing electric center (generator) and throughout the world we can build thousand units. I have counted evaluation of project of this technology.
SO LETS COOPERATE THEN BE MY INVESTOR.
Best Regards

Najamuddin
Designer of Gravitation machine
Email: najamuddin989@gmail.com , lappeal@yahoo.com
Jl. Pulau Pisang Raya No. 92 Way Kandis- Bandar Lampung 35143 – Indonesia

P.S.
If you couldn’t be investor would you be my investor agent, then you will get shares from our company we will build.

Jun 2, 2012
by Anonymous

gravitationmachine

Dear Sir,

Every home, society, and country in the world need electric energy, but the
energy price always increase.
I have new invention idea for creating energy resource which can provide cheap energy for you for industry or company who use big energy or who sell energy for public. You can use my invention named GRAVITATION
MACHINE (GM)
The concept of invention for producing energy based on science and technology :
As mentioned on literature, each kind of energy can be changed into other kind of energy. Gravitation power is energy resource available throughout the world and the number is unlimited.
I have designed GRAVITATION MACHINE (GM) which has superiority:
1. Cost of production is very low ,2.Can be built everywhere in the world, 3. Works 24 hours, 4. Can be used for producing electric energy any amount people want.
then for full filling big energy need we must not build nuclear reactor which is very dangerous and fear, we also must not set on fire coal or carbon which makes much pollution of the air that results global warming. So GM could be a
solution to avoid global warming. it works effectively produces electric any amount we want to build, and efficiently without sacrifice (its basic commodity is free) so we produce electric energy in the lower cost than customary cost production event it is the lowest. this machine could be available in various capacity

I am looking for SPONSOR or INVESTOR or PARTNER to be able to make this invention be reality.
then if you invest here we will get big advantages for each unity electric we sold.
Our cost production is 60% lower than manual technology, so we can get profitable more 60 % than others. that is going on for ever for each unit we build in Indonesia and other countries throughout the world. in Indonesia we still need hundreds units of producing electric center (generator) and throughout the world we can build thousand units. I have counted evaluation of project of this technology.
SO LETS COOPERATE THEN BE MY INVESTOR.
Best Regards

Najamuddin
Designer of Gravitation machine
Email: najamuddin989@gmail.com , lappeal@yahoo.com
Jl. Pulau Pisang Raya No. 92 Way Kandis- Bandar Lampung 35143 – Indonesia

P.S.
If you couldn’t be investor would you be my investor agent, then you will get shares from our company we will build.

Jun 20, 2012
by Anonymous

Progres tehnologic

Energia eter sau spatiu in vid exista pretutindeni dar nimeni nu a conceput un sistem care sa o exploateze

Jun 20, 2012
by Anonymous

Mezeyss Progres tehnologic

Sistemu (Global) ,logica pamintu se invarte in juru soarelui luna in juru pamintului daca aplicam aceasi tehnica cu tehnologia vom optine un circuit inchis doar cemai mare descoperire este roata sau sfera tehnologia sata la baza lui edison si tezla