Have an Invention Idea? Need Help, Advice or Inspiration?
Need invention help and advice? Inventors love to fantasize about the overnight success of their inventions, and reality TV, invention contests, and invention submission companies play right into those fantasies. But most of us don’t get discovered overnight; we have to work pretty hard until we make it. After marketing almost a dozen new products, on my own and through licensees, I wrote a series of invention advice blogs from idea to sale. In them, I share with you a practical approach to the invention process and help you recognize some of the inventor “traps” out there before they ensnare you.
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The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your design manufactured and ready to go to work!
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID) and affiliated non-profit health organization Jhpiego have won one of five awards for innovation in Ebola design sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Its winning entry, designed by a 65-member Johns Hopkins team in one weekend's event, Fighting Ebola, The Grand Challenge, is an advanced protective suit for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.
Great news for creative pet lovers! Now's your chance to dust off all those ideas you had for new or improved products for cats and dogs and submit them to Edison Nation for its Pet360 search! And you even have some time to spare for more innovation if you like....
Maybe your must have gadgets are all collecting dust right now, but there are always more ahead to look forward to... And, lo and behold, Edison Nation is always looking for the next one. This time those folks are looking for a must have gadget for a guy!
One of five inventors of the LEDsafari lamp interviewed an African student who was recently trained to build his own LEDsafari. The student is very enthused about the invention because it is going to bring affordable light to his continent, giving Africans more time in the evening to study, to discuss, to work, to create... It will make them more productive and, thereby, richer. A simple, cheap, safe, and environmentally clean lamp, this student hopes, will 'light up the Dark Continent.'