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Calling All Inventors! Casting Call For INVENTION USA!

Good news for all of you who've been sitting on your brilliant inventions! National casting calls have just been announced for the second season of Invention USA which airs on The History Channel.  There are just a few, but important steps, to apply for an interview by the show casting directors and the hosts of Invention USA, Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Garrett Lisi.

 


What I learned from the Inventors at the Minnesota Inventors Congress

I just came back from speaking at the Minnesota's Inventor's Congress (MIC). For those of you who don't know, the Minnesota Inventors Congress is one of the oldest and most established inventor trade shows in the country. And I have to say, I learned more from the inventors who attended MIC then I ever thought possible. It was so inspiring that I felt compelled to write this article and share.

First Step Toward Invention Success - Ignore The Naysayers!

As you begin your path toward bringing your invention to market, you might become keenly aware of how many naysayers suddenly show up in your life.   And when I say naysayers I mean people who don't share your vision, don't believe you can make things happen or let you know that for some reason or another you cannot actualize your invention dreams. 

Calling All Inventors! Giggy The Pom Wants Your Pet Products

One of TV's favorite dogs wants to see your pet product invention.  His name is Gigolo, but you may know him as 'Giggy,' the dog star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  He's partnered with Edison Nation to find something he can get his teeth into - any pet-related product that completes his image of sexy and chic.

That's The Spirit! - Teenagers Turn Space Waste Into Food

A group of high school students have developed a way to convert waste generated in space into food.

Calling All Inventors! Free Submission To Several Product Searches

It's National Inventors Month; I bet you didn't know that.  But Edison Nation is celebrating in a way that can save you inventors some dough.  During May you can submit a patented or patent pending product for free to any one of Edison Nation's current product searches, such as...

True Economy - Getting Value For Virtually No Money

The $300 House is a project that enables the poorest of the poor to build the best houses they can for next to nothing.

Not A Whopping Cough - Hackasaurus Helps Kids Get The Most Out Of The Web

Hackasaurus gives kids the tools they need to truly understand and manipulate the internet.

Need Some InnoCentive? Try The Popular Science Pavilion

PopSci and InnoCentive team up to give you the opportunity to turn your ideas into money.

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

This News Is Good News - Fellowships For Innovators In Journalism

The Knight Foundation and Mozilla Foundation are offering paid fellowships to journalism's future innovators.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

Calling All College Inventors: Design 'A Solution' For The James Dyson Award

The 2011 James Dyson Award one instruction is nicely broad, giving college designers, engineers, and inventors throughout the world plenty of room to spread their imaginations.  It is, simply: "Design something that solves a problem."

STEM Sells Research - Selling Science To Kids

The USA Science & Engineering Festival wants you to help them make science cool.

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

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.

That Blasted Roof! - Capturing Wind Energy On Your Roof

A cheap, unimposing wind turbine that attaches to the roof of your house could be on many horizons in the not-too-distant future.

O! That A Man Might Know - James May Wants Your Invention

James May wants to feature your invention on his TV show, Man Lab.

Call For Inventors: The 2011 DiabetesMine™ Design Challenge

The DiabetesMine, a web resource for diabetics, is calling for innovative solutions to better the lives of persons with diabetes in its 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge.

 


Understanding the Buying Process at Major Retailers

If you’re new to the game of selling to major retailers, then you’re probably wondering how their buying processes work.   It’s a question that comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes.  And this important topic rarely gets discussed, so I thought I’d take a minute to review!

Handheld Medical Interpreter Speaks 100 Languages: The Phrazer

Mat Johnson worked with high technology innovators before and was a specialist in communication theory.  What challenged him was to find a way to address the humanitarian need for medical interpreters in critical care situations. His solution, a handheld 100 language-speaking medical translation device called the Phrazer.