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Henkel is Looking for Household Innovation Ideas


Do you have a granted patent or a published patent application, or a registered and published utility model or design? - If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, you are eligible to participate in the Henkel Innovation Trophy.

Henkel´s well-known brands are found in homes, retailers, and industry across North America. They include Dial® soap, Purex® laundry detergent, Renuzit® air fresheners, Soft Scrub® household cleanser, LA LOOKS®, Dep®, and got2bTM hair care products, Duck® brand duct tape, Loctite® adhesives, and LePage® adhesives.

Henkel invites independent inventors worldwide to submit their creative ideas and product inventions to the Henkel Innovation Trophy competition. They are looking for ideas for products, processes and designs that relate to their four business areas.

  • Laundry & Home Care
  • Cosmetics/Toiletries
  • Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives
  • Henkel Technologies

If you have invented something that fits their criteria, they would like to know more about it!

They are accepting submissions from independent inventors from mid December 2006 through mid April 2007. A panel of judges will evaluate the submitted ideas, and the finalists will be awarded the Henkel Innovation Trophy.

In addition, the top submissions will be reviewed by Henkel to evaluate future business opportunities. The best ideas will be awarded the Henkel Innovation Trophy with trophy money of 15,000 Euro in total. Trophies will be awarded at an official awards ceremony organized by Henkel.

You can find out more here.