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James Dyson Award 2016 Top 20 International Shortlist Inventors Announced

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:50:24 +0000

(image) Since June, we have been reporting on the exciting rollout and results of this year’s prestigious James Dyson Awards 2016. From vaccine cooling systems to contact lenses that measure glucose levels: these 20 inventions were proclaimed the regional award winners. This year’s James Dyson Award received almost 1,000 entries that are both problem solving and pioneering.



James Dyson Awards 2016 Targets Design, Not Brand

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:43:47 +0000

(image) While his name is synonymous with a revolutionary redesign and deconstruction of the standard vacuum cleaner, and his TV advertisements are a master class for inventors to promote their own products, industrial-design icon James Dyson is not a fan of branding.



TV Show’s Nationwide Casting Call For Inventors Of Outdoor Products Opens

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:33:47 +0000

(image) Are you an adventurer, outdoor survivalist or weekend camper? On the many trips you've taken over the years, have you ever pondered over what products were missing and could add to your outdoor experience? Out of that group, how many of you have taken it one step further and actually invented a creative state of the art or off-the-wall outdoor product — that's ready to knock the winter woolies off the public once the world gets out?



What's Next For Quirky's Future? CEO Resigns

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:20:31 +0000

(image) The World’s Least Important CEO has resigned and his company has blown $185 million they raised since forming in 2009. Yes, a dark cloud now looms over Quirky. What kinds of changes will Quirky make in order to survive? And what does it all mean for the inventor community?



Why Wait Invent-Off Is Qualcomm's New Reality TV - Invention Contest Web Series

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 17:20:00 +0000

(image) What do you get when you bring in a diverse group of inventors and provide them with the means to bring their ideas to life?  Qualcomm's Why Wait Invent-Off is what, and it's all thanks to a partnership between invention company Qualcomm and the well known tech blog Gizmodo.



New Inventions Take Flight On Amazon Launchpad

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:30:09 +0000

(image) Are you an inventor struggling to get your project noticed? Good news has arrived: Amazon Launchpad is up and running. So, how will this new cutting-edge platform help your startup grow?



Making The Most Out Of Quirky.com For Inventors

Tue, 12 May 2015 17:45:55 +0000

(image) Quirky.com is a great site aimed at inventors and something you can take advantage of to market your ideas into products, but not everything makes it to the production floor. How can you maximize your chances for your idea to become a product?



Calling All Garage Inventors! Invent FOR Your Garage

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:30:00 +0000

(image) There are plenty of us around; 'garage' inventors, we are called.  Inventing isn't usually our day job and we may not actually invent or create things in our garages, but prototypes of our ideas abound, and we generally make and store them somewhere in our homes, if we're not lucky enough to have an actual garage.  But let's see if we can invent something for a garage... or other storeroom.



Calling All Inventors! Casabella® Needs Innovative Household Product Ideas

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:30:00 +0000

(image) Casabella®, a New York design and production studio for innovative cleaning tools and household items, is looking for more such products from outside innovators and inventors.... like you!  It is conducting a search for such items through Emerson Nation, an invention marketing company.  Here's what you need to do....



Calling All Developers: The Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 Is Now Available!

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:30:00 +0000

(image) Good news, everyone! Oculus VR has just recently announced the release of the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2. They've packed in some pretty sweet features this time around; anyone who's interested in making virtual reality games should be very, very excited.



Cleverest New Product Ideas - Winners Of Walmart’s Get On The Shelf Contest!

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:07:07 +0000

(image) It’s been a long time coming, but Walmart finally picked a pair of their favorite new products as the grand prize winners for their “Get on the Shelf” contest. It won’t be too long before you’ll be able to pick up a set of SKRIBS Customizable Wristbands and the Elvis Presley Home Bedding Collection for yourself!



Meet Quirky’s 5 Newest Inventors!

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:07:07 +0000

(image) Crowd-supporting website Quirky regularly receives ideas from inventors for a chance to have their proto-inventions made into mass manufactured products. Let’s take a peek at the latest batch of innovators and their interesting ideas:



Got A Great Idea? Get Donald Trump To Fund It

Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:15:00 +0000

(image) Donald Trump is doing something besides firing you these days.  In fact, it's a lot more - like $1 million more, to the first person with an invention, creation, business, design, food... in fact any idea at all that brings in a certain goal on FundAnything, a new crowdsourcing website.  The goal...  Well, it's a bit high, but we know it's achievable...



Get Your Knit Together For The Carpet Design Awards Competition!

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:07:04 +0000

(image) If you are a professional hand-made carpet or rug maker, submit your best designs for the Carpet Design Awards 2014 for a chance to win international acclaim for your work, a fancy trophy and €2,500 in prize money!



Innovate A Modern Table & Win Up To € 3.000,00 Via Porada Furniture Design Award 2013

Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:07:07 +0000

(image) The 2013 Porada Furniture Design Award is challenging creative inventors and designers from around the world to reimagine the concept of a wooden table for a chance to earn big bucks!



The Top 5 Coolest Inventions From James Dyson Award’s Top 20!

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:07:07 +0000

(image) The judges have selected their favorite innovations from each of the 20 participating nations shooting for the James Dyson Award, and as brilliant as all of the finalists are, I challenged myself to pick out the five new goodies that truly deserve the grand prize:



Get A Free Working Prototype Via “Miproto Idea, Made Real” Competition!

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:07:07 +0000

(image) Do you have designs for a fantastic new invention? Share your plans and impress the Miproto Crew for a chance to earn a 3D model or working prototype of your creation! Everyone wins a £50 Miproto voucher too!



Hurry Up For A Chance To Showcase Your Invention On Katie Couric's TV Show!

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 03:30:03 +0000

(image) Katie Couric is looking for all kinds of helpful inventions that will make her audience think: “Why didn’t I think of that?” You’d better hurry up though, the open call for submissions closes on October 14th!



Create The Lego Set Of Your Dreams With Cuusoo!

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:02:02 +0000

(image) What would you say if you could design a custom official Lego building set that would be manufactured by Lego and that you’d earn 1% from the sales of your creation? Check out Lego’s Cuusoo program:



2013 James Dyson Award Update: America Vs. The World!

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:02:02 +0000

(image) The judges of the 2013 James Dyson Award have selected the best inventions from each of the 18 nations participating in the competition, and although I’m pulling for team USA, they’ve got some serious competition for the grand prize!



Develop Your Concepts, Designs, Prototypes... At Cardboard Helicopter Product Development

Sat, 07 Sep 2013 07:15:00 +0000

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It's an unlikely name for a product design shop, but just imagine that if you could build a cardboard helicopter that flies, you could make just about any inventor's dream a reality. That's what the crew at Cardboard Helicopter, headed by CEO industrial designer Tim Hayes, aims to do... make your dreams a reality.




Create A Modern Library & Win The Fenn Young Designers Award 2013!

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 04:30:01 +0000

(image) If you’re between 18 and 33, and you know exactly how to reimagine the concept of a library for “Millennials,” share your designs for a chance to win up to $1,500!



Vote For Your Favorites Via Made In America – Hot Product Contest

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:59:30 +0000

(image) This contest is all about American innovation and throwing your support behind really cool stuff so that it might be sold in stores, so be a patriot and vote for the best products!



Gear Up For The 2013 International Sustainable Electronics Competition!

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:30:02 +0000

(image) With technology evolving faster than the chimpanzees featured in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” large amounts of computers, TVs, mobile phones and other electronics are being tossed out on a regular basis. Help to fix the problem, and earn some big cash!



Walmart’s Get On The Shelf Update: The Voting Has Begun!

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 04:01:01 +0000

(image) The inventors have entered their awesome new gadgets, gizmos and all-around great stuff, but now it’s up to you to pick which products deserve to be on Walmart’s shelves!