- a Booklet ‘Inventing for Profit’ – Vital Information covering: How to patent an idea, taking idea to market, design and prototype info;
- press articles about Innovate Design;
- an idea submission form;
- a confidentiality agreement and a freepost envelope.
How much is all this going to cost?
The cost varies from project to project. Once you have received an information pack, send your idea to us and we will complete the free initial review to ascertain what potential costs may be associated with your project in moving it forward.
Can’t I just put my idea in front of industry now?
The idea needs to look credible and well presented to stand a chance in gaining the confidence of the industry. It also ideally needs to be protected. You only get one chance and the presentation should not be underestimated. Companies are more likely to support an idea if they can see it has been thought through and properly developed. Protection can also improve a product’s chance at market.
How do I know you aren’t going to steal my idea?
We send you two copies of a signed Confidentiality Agreement (in your free info pack) before you disclose the idea to us. This is a legally binding agreement that prevents us from disclosing the idea to any third party. Each party retains one copy of the agreement signed by both parties. We also adhere to the regulations of the BSI standards governing our industry: BS8538:2011 Specification for the provision of services relating to the commercialization of intellectual property rights.
What is a confidentiality agreement?
This is a legally binding document that protects your idea. We will never ask for details of an idea until one of these has been completed and signed by ourselves and the inventor. It means we cannot take the idea further without the permission of the inventor. For more information please see what is a confidentiality agreement?
What Innovate can do for you?
Innovate Design comprises award winning design engineers, researchers, business development professionals and Intellectual Property experts, with experience in all areas of IP, product design and manufacture.
What’s the potential of
Patent an idea
All you need to know
From visual prototype to design to manufacture
Business Advice: launch a product & raising funds
Benefits of Using Innovate Product Design
- We have over 10 years experience in developing ideas
- All information shared is 100% confidential
- You retain 100% of the idea and therefore 100% of the profits
- We have been acknowledged as an approved consultant provider by Business Link | London since 2002
- Our business and documentation is formulated to be compliant with BS 8538:2011 – what does this mean?
What our clients say about us
Christine Daws, Multi Purpose Drying Caddy
“Innovate were extremely helpful and positive throughout the negotiations. I recommend them to inventors everywhere!”
Jackki Crotty, The Cuff-Clip-Bag
“We were happy with quality of the work and ideas that were generated and would recommend you to anyone in our situation,”.
Tracy Wilson, Dribble Stop Top
“From initial concept to the recent launch of our new product, we have been supported and encouraged by the Innovate Team. Their knowledge and expertise has played a key part in our journey and we would like to thank Della, Alastair and Pam for the friendly and professional service that they have always shown to us and for their part in making our dream come true! We have already and will continue to highly recommend Innovate Product Design”.
“I was most impressed with the high standard of professionalism and product output Innovate demonstrated and provided on my project. You are a company that I would highly recommend and I have already been doing so to fellow family and friends that are would-be inventors. I look forward to working with Innovate again on my next big idea!”
“I contacted Innovate Design at the end of 2012 with my idea which was a roughly drawn sketch of my product. Innovate turned my idea into a great design concepts and boards. They have certainly helped and guided me all the way through my journey. Helen at Innovate gave me a great deal of support up to the final stages. I have now signed a licensing agreement with a UK company and they are looking to launch my product in the Autumn/Winter of 2014 – watch this space! I would not be where I am today without Innovate Design. I will always be grateful for their remarkable professional service. I would recommend them to anyone starting out.”
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The material in this website is commercially focussed and generalised information and opinion about successfully working within the existing legal framework of intellectual property, patents and patent law; and should in no way be viewed or construed as legal advice. Advisors at Innovate are not and will not be lawyers unless this is specifically stated.
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