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InventionCalculator™ In The Media

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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Innovate’s InventionCalculator™ app has been featured in ‘The Mail On Sunday’ and on the ‘Mail Online’ website.

Launched in the UK in early March 2014 the InventionCalculator™ has been received very well by the Inventor and Entrepreneurial communities, with over two thousand downloads to date.

The InventionCalculator™ is a first-of-its-kind educational tool to help the individual innovator, aspiring inventor or entrepreneur understand the global market potential and financial implications when exploring the different routes to take a new product idea to market.

The InventionCalculator™ can calculate the profit an inventor may receive by inputting the demographics of potential consumers and the price that the consumer would pay for the product. The calculator then uses a formula to calculate the estimated manufacturing cost and therefore the gross profit, then demonstrating how this varies dependant on the choice of business model or route to market that the inventor chooses to adopt.

To view the online article from the ‘Mail Online’ visit their website here

The InventionCalculator™ is now available for both Apple iOS and Android devices, download now from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Alternatively you can use the InventionCalculator™ on the Innovate website here

For a demo of the InventionCalculator™ for iOS click here or for Android click here.

Innovate Receives New 3D Printer

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Innovate’s New 3D Printer

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Innovate recently took receipt of a new 3D Printer, meaning that we are now able to offer a much more refined, in-house, proof of principle prototyping service.

The HP Designjet 3D Color Printer marks the third 3D printer that Innovate have used in their product development processes. This range of 3D printers enables us to create precise, durable plastic models that enable evaluation of form, fit, and function right here in our Design Studio.

The Designjet allows Innovate to print larger models or more models in a job with a 33% larger build area than previous printers, print up to 30% faster than, thicker layers and choose from eight different and vibrant colours to create models, increasing the impact of the design when produced.

We thought we would give it a big warm welcoming by printing ‘Innovate’ as its first run! We hope you like the look of it and look forward to seeing your prototypes tested and developed using it.

Innovate Enters UKTI Business Innovation Awards

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Innovate is proud to have been nominated for the BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards.

This award seeks to celebrate outstanding achievments in innovation among the diverse UK-California business community.

Click below to watch our Nomination Entry Video

Innovate Client Receives Funding

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Innovate client ‘Wag N Go’ has recently received funding for their elegant and durable solution a dog’s essential needs while away from home.
Wag N Go 2 With 28 funders helping to make the dream come true, Wag N Go received a total of £2,692, £192 over their targeted amount. Funders received a variety of rewards for their contributions, ranging from ‘A Howl and Big Wag Thank You’ to receiving 9 Wag N Go Bags!

The successful funding will mean that Wag N Go will be able to pay for their first run of the Wag N Go bag and have it shipped along with being able to start a second-edition run of the Wag N Go bag.

Coming with just an idea and a few sketches, Innovate assisted Wag N Go with the initial design and development of the product.

With two Fresh-Seal containers, a silicone travel bowl, large zip pockets for all of your doggy gear and a large double fleece sleeping blanket, Wag N Go is perfect if you are going out for the day or staying over at a friend’s house and don’t want to lumber all the essentials with you.

Check out the successful pitch here on indiegogo.

Visit the Wag N Go Website for more information.

If you’ve had a great idea for a new product then ensure to request one of our information packs by clicking on the link in the top right of this page, you never know you could soon be receiving funding for your project through a crowdfunding site. If you want to find out more information on crowdfunding then check out our crowdfunding page!

Innovate Launches App for Inventors in the UK

Monday, March 10th, 2014


Innovate Product Design is very excited to announce the launch of our free app, the InventionCalculator™!

The InventionCalculator™ is a first-of-its-kind educational tool to help the individual innovator, aspiring inventor or entrepreneur understand the global market potential and financial implications when exploring the different routes to take a new product idea to market.

The idea was designed by our in-house design team and conceived by Alastair Swanwick, owner and CEO of Innovate Product Design, after years of despairing over the lack of understanding people have of developing new inventions.

The InventionCalculator™ can calculate the profit an inventor may receive by inputting the demographics of potential consumers and the price that the consumer would pay for the product. The calculator then uses a formula to calculate the estimated manufacturing cost and therefore the gross profit, then demonstrating how this varies dependant on the choice of business model or route to market that the inventor chooses to adopt.

The InventionCalculator™ is now available for both Apple iOS and Android devices, download now from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Alternatively you can use the InventionCalculator™ on the Innovate website here

For a demo of the InventionCalculator™ for iOS click here or for Android click here.

Innovate Client LumiPotti Launches

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Innovate Client LumiPotti – the new night-light potty is now on sale!

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The team here at Innovate were really excited when a few LumiPotti samples arrived at our design studio. It is always nice to see a project that we have worked on in it’s final “retail” version and LumiPotti does not disappoint. With its great branding and lovely packaging, we are sure that this toddler product is going to take the market by storm and change toddler potty training for many Mums up and down the country

LumiPotti is the Day & Night potty for total toilet training. It encourages children’s nappy-free progress through all stages of toilet training. LumiPotti’s night-light is movement activated and illuminates as the child sits up in bed. It guides them and helps children grow in confidence as they go nappy-free at night.

Once nights are mastered, the LumiPotti light becomes a portable night-light for that final stage, the independent night walk to the bathroom.

LumiPotti is:

  • Made of Anti-microbial plastic for hygiene
  • Battery operated
  • A movement activated night-light
  • Fitted with an ambient light sensor
  • A portable night-light
  • Great value

For more information or to purchase a LumiPotti vist The LumiPotti Website

Innovate Client Dribble Stop Top Launches

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Innovate client Dribble Stop Top has now launched in stores and online!


Dribble Stop Top came to Innovate back in 2010 with just a great idea, Innovate then proceeded to help the two mumpreneurs to design, develop and protect their idea.

Now, three and a half years later we are so delighted to announce that they have made it to market!

The two mums, after trying everything they could think of to keep their babies chests dry and dribble free, made it their mission to find a solution to the many problems dribbling can bring. A solution that would make the lives of today’s busy mum just that little bit easier!

The Dribble Stop Tops features a Pocket made of Specialised Waterproof Material with skin-like breathability, hidden inside the top which completely covers and protects the Dribble Zone (chest area) and a Unique Extra High Neckline ensuring maximum coverage. Dribble Stop Tops act as a barrier & help to stop dribble soaking through to a baby’s delicate skin; the soft cotton jersey is the only material in contact with baby’s skin ensuring they remain comfortable as well as, safe & dry.

Dribble Stop Top have received the 2012/13 bizziebaby Bronze Award for baby clothing and also made the Mumpreneur 100 list in 2012.

Dribble Stop Top is now available online at Little Casa and in-store at Kiddicare

Innovate on BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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Patent & Research Manager Della Williams this morning appeared on Chris Evan’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

Being world radio day, today was the best day for Innovate’s Patent & Research manager Della Williams to appear on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show.

Della was featured on the show as the mystery guest, leaving presenter Chris Evans to quiz her on patents, inventions and commercialising ideas. Della handled the questions very well and even managed to slip in a little bit of fun with a comical patent.

If you would like to listen to the radio broadcast then click on the link below.

Della on Chris Evan’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show

Successful inventions ideas – be the first

Monday, January 27th, 2014


Client success stories of 2013

Have you ever seen someone launch a new product idea that you had thought of sometime before?

Infuriating! If only you had taken action when you first thought of it.

Last year, we heard this disappointment all too often. It was good news however for the list of Innovate clients below who managed to be the first to develop their idea and take it to market.

We wish them many congratulations for their perseverance and making it happen.
2013 Highlights:

  • We launched our new Invention Calculator App
    in the US to great critical acclaim.
  • New service launched –

    Inventor Mentor

    – helping inventors with business advice on how to commercialise and sell their ideas.

Innovate would like to wish you a happy New Year and  all the best for a successful 2014.

Best regards,

Alastair
www.innovate-design.co.uk
Tel: 020 7354 5640



 

Below is a list of those that succeeded in getting their ideas to market.

We wish them all the success they deserve.

 Dribble Stop

A unique, award winning, new top for babies which tackles the problem of sore and damp chests caused by dribbling and wet clothes.
www.dribblestoptop.co.uk

 Vex Box

Vex Box is a variable extension box for use with dry lining systems, enabling electricians to quickly and easily create up to 12 different extension boxes from a single template.
www.vexbox.co.uk

 P3 SenTest

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SenTest has been especially designed to improve the two-point discrimination method that is used to determine peripheral nerve damage.
www.p3-medical.com/News/P3-launches-SenTest

 Thunderklappa

The Thunderklappa is the great new way to raise the atmosphere and crowd participation at every sporting event – big or small. Slip the elastic straps over your hands and get Klapping!
www.thunderklappa.com

 Aqua Connect

Aqua Connect is a new way of increasing your fresh water resources. It is simple to use with no moving parts.
www.aquaconnect.co.uk

 FootMoose

FootMoose is the guitar training pedal used to help take out the frustration of learning guitar or any other musical instrument!
www.footmoose.co.uk

 Putta Pal

Putta Pal is a versatile, pocket size fabric pouch accessory that protects your putter in your bag and has multiple uses as you prepare to putt. It has all you need for a clean putting experience. www.puttapal.com

 Easi Bleed

Easi Bleed is a self drilling radiator air vent. Designed as a quick fix to broken radiator bleed valve, With no need to drain off your system.
www.easibleed.co.uk

 QUIKSLING

A tubular flotation frame “man overboard” rescue device, to be used on any vessel whether in the leisure or commercial sector.
www.quiksling.com

 Spacer Connect

The Spacer Connect is a tool designed to provide a fast, easy and reliable method of connecting back boxes when installing multiple sockets or switches.
www.spacerconnect.com

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Quick release rod change gear coupling a direct replacement for the standard item, doing away with the troublesome roll pins. It comes complete with high quality quick release clips.
www.minispares.com/product/quick-release-rod-change-gear-selector-coupling

 Sunny Mates

Sunnymates® Beach Towel Clips, the ideal solution developed to keep your towel on your sun lounger, on the beach, by the pool, or on board your cruise liner.
www.sunnymates.com

 

 GRABBGO

Designed for carrying hot plates for plate service in the Hospitality and Catering Industry, the GRABBGO is heat resistant to 200 degrees C.
www.grabbgo.co.uk

 Style Profiles

Style Profiles has a range of flooring thresholds that will compliment all styles of vinyl flooring themes on the market. The product are made from a transparent, hard-wearing, and impact resistant polycarbonate.
www.style-profiles.co.uk

 Julie Claire

Amibience uses this Patent Pending design to transform your ceiling or wall into your room’s most beautiful view.
www.julieclaire.co.uk

 wingAware

WingAware helps prevent thousands of vehicle owners from having their wing mirrors and indeed their vehicle wings damaged on a daily basis, whilst parked on the roadside.

www.wingaware.com

 sinkstation

A flat colander to be placed in your kitchen sink. It catches peelings and food as you prepare, preventing the plughole from getting blocked.
www.newsoda.co.uk

 Speed Freq

The Freq Reflex improves tendon strength and elasticity and reduces running injuries such as shin splints and hamstring injury.
www.speedfreq.co.uk

 
An update from some of our 2012 clients:
 Topster

A brilliant non drip / spill top for milk bottles, great for children and the elderly.

Now for sale in ASDA.

www.topster.co.uk

 Alago

We use innovative design and materials to create heated gloves that give you the freedom to just get on with what you love.
www.alago.co.uk

Lloyds TSB Best Enterprise Award for the South West

 BeltUp Kidz

A retrofit buckle that helps prevent young children from removing their arms for the shoulder straps of their car seats, buggies and highchairs.

 www.beltupkidz.com

Belt Up Kidz – Shortlisted for multiple awards including Tesco’s “Mother and Baby” Best pushchair/Buggy Accessory.

 Baggee

Small hollow rubber balls on key rings which hold up to 3 supermarket carrier bags or 20 nappy bags for dogs, so that you never forget your bags again. 

www.baggee.com

Received their patent GB2470422 in November Doing well with Doggee waste dispenser and working on an exciting licensing agreement.

 Xpanda Bra

Xpanda Bra® is a new revolutionary Maternity Nursing bra with individual adjustable cup sizes, so your bra continues to fit your body changes during & after pregnancy, especially when Breastfeeding.

 www.xpandabra.com
Xpanda Bra was given a great review on US blogging site for Moms -

www.milkwasted.blogspot.co.uk/in-honor-of-world-breast-feeding-week
 Receiver of the Bizzie baby award.

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Roughneck Safety Grafter

These shovels are designed to reduce the risk of damaging all types of utilities whilst digging.

 www.buckandhickman.com/find/product-is-2516394

 

 Lumi Potti

LumiPotti is the night-light potti for confident, nappy free kids.
www.lumipotti.com

 Gigwam

Gigwam is a connectable tepee tent system, intended to be a camping product with many variations of use that are no currently available.
www.gigwam.com/

 TopKase

An iPhone case with a unique sliding shutter to prevent scratches and scrapes.
www.topkase.com

 The Moderator

The Moderator is a unique double-ring to help to cut down repetitive behaviours such as smoking, drinking or biting nails.

www.themoderator.com

 Chop Cloc

An easy to fit and use, low cost device that significantly reduces your heating bills and your carbon footprint.
www.chop-cloc.com

 Sealwise Cabinets

100% waterproof construction board, antibacterial, watertight, environmentally friendly and perfect for hard wearing environments including hospitals, surgeries and schools.
www.sealwise.co.uk

 Bagket

A must have for people on the go, specifically designed for quick and easy conversion from a bag to a jacket whenever you need.
www.bagket.com

 PregniPillow

An inflatable pillow designed to aid restless sleep during all stages of pregnancy.
www.pregnipillow.com


Dizzy Clear Pillow

The Dizzyclear pillow has been specially designed to self diagnose and treat vertigo (BPPV) in the comfort of your own home.
www.dizzyclear.com


EasyAdaptive Wear

Snap button side opening underwear for men and women.
www.easyadaptivewear.co.uk


Joiner Bolt

A revolutionary new timber fixing which has more torque, doesn’t turn or fall out and is easier and faster. 
www.joynerbolt.co.uk


Tow Buddy

My Tow Buddy attaches to your vehicle using the manufacturer tow-eye,
www.mytowbuddy.co.uk


An update from some of our 2011 clients:

 Quadcrate  

An award winning idea to improve productivity around the farm.
www.quadcrate.co.uk

 Diver Flare

A watertight canister containing a ready-to-use flare to assist a diver in an emergency situation.
www.diverflare.com

  Conserve Cards

An eco friendly greeting card which can be used up to four times.
www.conservecards.co.uk

 Sit’n'Slate

A range of innovative tools to make the job of slating a roof so much easier and safer.
www.sitnslate.com

  GripEeze

 A unique strapping system that relieves pressure and tension from your hand whilst giving you ultimate grip on any object without the strain.
www.gripeeze.com

  Jean Jems

 The clip simply slides over the buttons on most jeans to add sparkle to denim, combats, cords or any item of clothing with the same metal type button.
www.hunki-dori.com

 Patio DoorStop
 
A doorstop for patio doors, garages, gates, stable doors & bi-folding doors to prevent patio doors slamming open into outdoor walls.

www.doorstopworld.com

 Bijou Box Company 

A jewellery box with interchangeable inserts ranging from bead rods to stack ring rolls to small compartments for charms.

www.bijouboxes.co.uk 

 Design-A-Clock

A funky clock which enables you to print and personalise the clock face.
www.design-a-clock.net

 

 Sunbreeze

This simple to fit attachment is both a safety device and an attractive awning which prevents patio doors from shutting unexpectedly and causing injuries.design-a-clock.net
www.safefrenchdoors.co.uk

 Tennis Rattle

A baby’s rattle in the shape of a tennis racket, helping to develop physical ability and coordination. Tennis Rattle is safe, fun and entertaining for babies to play with.
www.fledglingsports.com 

 Chargem 

A charging station for the multiple charging of up to six mobile products at a time, using a single plug socket.
www.logicalgadgets.com

 Chok Art

A small innovative device which allows chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and icing sugar to be applied as a topping to cappuccinos through shaped stencils.
www.coffeetreats.co.uk

 

 Cone Champ

A device for picking up sports marker cones. It makes clearing up after sports practice much quicker and easier.

www.conechamp.com


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Innovate Client Starts Kickstarter Campaign

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Innovate client ‘Wag N Go’ has recently started a Kickstarter campaign in a bid to launch their latest product.

Coming with just an idea and a few sketches, Innovate assisted Wag N Go with the initial design and development of the product.

Now, 6 months on the product has evolved into an elegant and durable solution to your dog’s everyday essentials whilst away from home.
With two Fresh-Seal containers, a silicone travel bowl, large zip pockets for all of your doggy gear and a large double fleece sleeping blanket, Wag N Go is perfect if you are going out for the day or staying over at a friend’s house and don’t want to lumber all the essentials with you.

Now live on Kickstarter, Wag N Go are seeking funding in order to manufacture the first batch of travel kits, launching their brand into the doggy domain!

So if you are a dog owner and would like to make travelling a lot easier get on over to the Kickstarter page where you can pledge towards the funding and make the Wag N Go dream a reality; you’ll even receive a great reward for your pledge!

Visit the Kickstarter page here: Wag N Go Kickstarter
or their website here: Wag N Go Website