Submit Your Invention

ByCarolyn Keane

Submit Your Invention

A list of links to submit your inventions

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Mark Reyland

While every inventor wants a magic list of companies to submit their ideas to, very few real lists can be found. Below are links from a list compiled by a company out of Cleveland Ohio named NineSigma. (https://ninesights.ninesigma.com/resources)

Nine Sigma has been around for years, and while they don’t work directly with inventors, they do develop Open Innovation outreach for their corporate clients. Who knows maybe they have a program you can get involved in.

For now – take a look at their list below of companies you may want to submit your invention to. While I can’t personally vouch for this list, I can tell you that NineSigma has done a pretty good job of compiling it.

3M 3M accepts only patented ideas through this corporate website. This means that all submitted ideas must be protected.

AbBInBev Anheuser Busch InBev is always looking for new ideas to help make their brands refreshing and relevant.

Aqua Leisure Aqua Leisure is a maker of pool and swimming gear that invites Solution Providers to submit new ideas through their site.

Audi Production Award This is a contest sponsored by Audi to create innovative new visionary ideas in the industry and science.

Avery Dennison Particularly interested in novel and patented ideas that can advance Core Capabilities including: Decorative and Information solutions for label and packaging applications; External embellishment, identification, and tracking solutions for retail; Sustainable materials and adhesive films; Other adhesive and bonding solutions

AkzoNobel Seeking new ideas that are both brilliant and applicable solutions that are connected to their work in any way.

BAE Systems Creating innovative solutions from the amazing ideas of our network.

BASF This is a global technology scouting website that encourages visitors to browse and check into new ideas.

Beiersdorf Innovations are essential to Beiersdorf’s success. As a global company we have always cooperated with innovative partners. With Pearlfinder we want to further expand our global network.

Black & Decker Black & Deck receives thousands of idea submissions per year for new products through its website. It is interested in new products and ideas that will help meet consumers’ needs.

BMW BMW has founded the Co-Creation Lab so people interested in cars can meet share ideas and concepts.

Bosch As a user of power tools, you can get involved in our development. Do you have suggestions or concepts for innovative applications, products or technical solutions? Technically good and market-relevant ideas are welcome at Bosch Power Tools.

Boston Scientific Innovation Portal Do you have an innovative idea? We are testing out new ideas and technologies constantly and we welcome your ideas that could improve the health of patients around the world.

Cisco iPrize One of Cisco’s most public innovation Challenges, which has closed but may serve to spark ideas.

Clorox Clorox’s Hive open innovation hub

Colgate Colgate is looking for patented ideas to add to its product line. Submit patented ideas via the corporate website.

Crown Holdings Inc. Crown details its idea submission process on its corporate website. The company is looking for ways to enhance convenience, improved functionality and make its products more visually appealing.

Dell Ideastorm Dell’s Ideastorm website accepts ideas from the community.

Dow Chemical Dow Chemical accepts ideas through its Collaborate to Innovate submission form on its website.

Dremel Innovations Portal Invites you to tell about your concepts for innovative applications, products or technical solutions in the category of multitools. If you have an innovative and market-relevant idea and you know how to implement it, then simply send it to Dremel.

DSM A great example of a b2b organization embracing the open innovation mindset, with their Chemelot community for the chemical industry.

Elmers At Elmer’s we’re proud of the products and inspiration we provide to encourage consumers to create, build, and learn. They inspire us to do the same. Consumer needs are changing daily; their expectations and behaviors change over time. In order to maintain relevance, we strive to grow and evolve with our consumers through innovation

Evriholder Evriholder licenses products in variety of industries, including food. It allows inventors to submit ideas through its website.

Faultless Inventors Faultless Inventors is a company that purchases products or licenses them for the inventor that either has a patent or is going through the approval process. It is not a licensing agent or an invention submission company.

Fiat Fiat continues to accept ideas for future car models and features after developing a car based on a crowdsourcing project.

Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company accepts ideas for vehicles from inventors through its website.

General Dynamics The EDGE® Innovation Network is a revolutionary model where industry, academia, and non-profit organizations, along with government entities, collaborate in an open community environment to rapidly deliver new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders

General Electric GE accepts ideas for products through its corporate website. The GE Submitted Ideas Operation handles all unsolicited and voluntary ideas that are submitted to the company.

General Mills We believe that there is a great opportunity for us to enhance and accelerate our innovation efforts by teaming up with world-class innovators from outside of our company.

GlaxoSmithKline With an ever-changing global consumer marketplace demanding better quality, better value and improved performance, innovating our products is key. We know the importance of bringing in external ideas and recognizing that the best ideas often come from innovators like you.

Henkel Henkel’s Innovative Partnership Program allows inventors with patents to submit their invention to the company through an online form on the corporate website.

HP HP’s Open Innovation team collaborates with researchers and entrepreneurs throughout all areas of expertise and field. It is more focused on academia and government.

Integrity Outdoor Brands Integrity Outdoor Brands accepts ideas and patented products from inventors through a submission form on its website.

Intuit Collaboratory Integrity Outdoor Brands accepts ideas and patented products from inventors through a submission form on its websi

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Can your idea make a difference? “We must experiment with new ideas.” – Robert W. Johnson, 1943, Johnson & Johnson Credo

Jokari Jokari accepts ideas from housewares inventors on its website. The Texas-based company is always working with new ideas and products.

KCI KCI, a medical device company allows inventors to share their ideas on the company’s website. The company is looking for product ideas that can lead to improved patient care and quality of life.

Kellogs At Kellogg, we’re always trying to look for ways to brighten your future, from better-for-you ingredients to labels that encourage a healthier tomorrow.

Kraft Valuable solutions can come from anywhere and Kraft invites you to Innovate with Kraft.

Lego Cuusoo This is a part of Lego’s recent push for innovation strategies and represents another great external touchpoint for the organization aimed at their consumers and users.

LG Collaborated & Innovate LG has posted its technology needs and broad interest themes on this site. LG invites innovators to post their offers and become an LG external partner.

Lisle Corporation Idea Program If you have an original tool idea for the automotive service industry which others may need, Lisle Corporation is interested in evaluating your idea.

Local Motors One of the first open-source communities for car designers and fabricators.

Lockheed Martin Corporate Innovation Web Site.

Maddak Maddak accepts ideas for inventions through the Inventor’s Corner section of its website.

Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care Do you have an idea to advance the science of Critical Care? Whether you are a seasoned clinician, an undergraduate or graduate student, or a new or experienced entrepreneur we want to hear from you. We are looking for partnerships.

MeadWestvaco A standard Open Innovation website, but there is some aggressive thinking behind the site. Look for great changes that help you engage with the company in new ways.

Medtronic Many medtech companies seem to have the potential for open innovation, but most don’t have the priority. This is a great example, but there is certainly room for feedback.

Newell Rubbermaid Newell Rubbermaid accepts patented ideas from inventors on its corporate website.

Nokia As a part of their sweeping new initiatives, Nokia has also reached out to consumers with IdeaProject. It remains to be seen whether or not the organization can survive against its stiff competition.

Northrop Grumman Innovation Network The Northrop Grumman Innovation Network encourages the most innovative academics and other organizations and individuals to work with Northrop Grumman in the development of the next-generation of these critical programs.

Novant Health Innovation Novant Health Innovation is the place where innovators can work together to solve everyday healthcare dilemmas and improve patient care. Submit your ideas through this one, easy-to-use portal.

Pfizer Investigator Initiated Research A global program is open to all researchers who are interested in conducting their own research. Invites research ideas and offers funding for research projects that advance medical and scientific knowledge about Pfizer’s therapies and generates promising medical interventions.

Philips Sense and Simplicity Philips uses crowdsourcing and social media techniques to create new technical solutions.

Procter & Gamble P&G has initiated their Connect + Develop concept that invites people to submit their innovative ideas.

Psion This was a powerful start, but with the Motorola takeover, we will see how their open innovative initiatives proceed. Something to watch in the future!

SAP This international organization’s efforts have always been very strong in open innovation initiatives. They have thriving user communities and many best-in-class technologies and platforms.

SCA Open Innovation Portal SCA is interested in collaboration with external partners with inventions that can ultimately create innovations and more value for our customers, consumers and business.

Scotts Miracle Gro Innovations If you have a new and unique idea that fits within our categories of lawn, garden, and outdoor living products and services, we would like the chance to work with you.

Shell The GameChanger program encourages innovation from external sources as well as integration with internal resources.

Stanley Stanley’s Invention and Idea Portal allows people with patents and ideas to submit their work to the company.

Starbucks Tell Starbucks what you want. Post your ideas and comment on other people’s ideas.

Statoil Innovate If you or your company can contribute with ideas that could lead to real world solutions for Statoil, we have the competence, financial instruments and the capacity to make it happen – welcome to StatOil Innovate.

Syngenta Thoughtseeders Germinating alliances for tomorrow’s innovations.

Tate and Lyle Open Innovation If you have a new product or technology in the areas of specialty food ingredients; texturants, sweeteners and health and wellness ingredients – or a new food technology altogether – we would love to hear from you.

Transport for London Technology Innovation Portal This portal allows users to submit innovative technological ideas and solutions that meet our key challenges.

Unilever Unilever welcomes business opportunities, technologies and third party proposals for products complimentary to their product line.

United States Postal Service Invites ideas on ways to improve their products and services – New products and services, cutting-edge technologies, innovative approaches.

WMS Do you have the next patent pending, patented game, or technology innovation that can help create the world’s most compelling gaming experiences? If so, your innovation may be of interest to WMS.

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15 Comments so far

Ravi Kumar S NPosted on  10:24 am - May 20, 2018

Sir I have an idea of future energy efficient engine. That is purely operated by neodymium magnets. So it’s Eco friend and pollutionless. I wish to submit my innovative project idea to a motor company. Pls help me

    Carolyn KeanePosted on  11:29 pm - Jun 2, 2018

    Thank you for contacting us but this is not our area of expertise. Depending on where you are located, perhaps there is a university that could help you. Wishing you success.

Manas Milan Shaktidatta OjhaPosted on  4:58 pm - Nov 3, 2018

Hybrid Solar Powered Vehicle
– A giant leap towards future world
The Hybrid Solar Vehicle has been designed with required facilities and can be helpful for short out fossil fuel deficit and can be used as eco-friendly, zero emission vehicles. Dual mode of charging, either solar or electric is another merit of our innovation. The vehicle can be steady and dynamic charging facility of four person capacities to run at a maximum speed of 40-50 km /hr and can cover a distance of around 60km once fully charged. It takes one year and cost around 2 lacs to complete this vehicle. The tests are carried out under supervision of experts. More research facility may be provided to make it in sustainable and affordable scale.

Aditya AgrawalPosted on  12:27 pm - Jan 26, 2019

I have an idea of a new gen laptop. As we know that our current laptops are built with a keyboard which consists of English letters. Because of this, it is very difficult for people to type anything in their regional languages in a easy and time conserving manner. Just like Indians are unable to type in their familiar language that is Hindi, French are unable to write in French, Pakistanis in Urdu, Russians in Russian and so on. So I want that there should be a laptop whose keyboard supports all language letters. I mean that the keys of the keyboard must change their letter displays when a specific language is selected by the user virtually. There should be the support of displays in the keys. So when the user selects a particular language, the displays in the keys must change according to the selected language. It will eventually help everyone to type easily in various languages very easily and make their task fast.

Mohamed BadrPosted on  4:16 pm - Mar 1, 2019

Dear Carolyn,

I’m looking for partner to implement Pisac invention.

Pisac is product for men pissing. It follows QVC principles.
It designed like a sock. It made of a good material that save the paul from the leaking and prevent unpleasant smell. It contains underlay and Kleenex on its head to absorb the rest paul and prevent it fall up on the pants and save the personal hygiene.
Pisac is easy and light you can use it easily if you need to piss and when you don’t find a toilet or your are travel on your car, etc. It targets men from 10 to 70 years old especially diabetics.

Jason LumleyPosted on  10:27 pm - Apr 14, 2019

I have an idea that I would like to share. My idea is called a Palm-Razor it’s design is similar to the pediegg which is popular and has sold over 4million dollars. However, the razor I thought of is similar to the pediegg design being oval with a removable bottom making it so you can change the razors with a new plate when they get dull. What makes this product unique is there is no other razor’s on market this big making it so you can save time shaving your face as you can remove hair in one swipe on the side of your face most razor’s in store have 3 blades making it so you have to make several swipes across face to remove hair. Also it will help the ladies shaving their legs as I was thinking the plate can hold 8 to 10 razor blades and even have a sponge or rubber between the blades with small holes as I was thinking that the razor can even be filled with water making it so you won’t have to rinse the blades off when you shave removing the shaving cream. I feel like this is a good idea and im sure alot of people would be interested in buying it. Cosidering it would save alot of time anyways if you can or know someone who would help me on getting this product to market I would appreciate it. I have submitted my idea on Quirky however, they have not reviewed the product yet and I am trying to reach out to everyone letting them know about the product maybe it will be on market soon. Thanks you can reach me at jasonlumley@ymail.com

    Carolyn KeanePosted on  10:24 am - Apr 17, 2019

    Jason,
    I believe the idea has already been done. There is a company that created one for shaving bald heads and dealing with the curves of the head. You can research it on the USPTO US Patent and Trademark Office site. If you came up with that idea, I am sure you have many more. Good luck.

Wilson KihumbaPosted on  6:06 pm - Apr 15, 2019

I have an idea to share to Safaricom company.I think they can introduce an App for purchasing electricity tokens with the money direct from M-pesa instead of using paybill numbers.please help me reach them

    Carolyn KeanePosted on  10:22 am - Apr 17, 2019

    I think it is a really good idea but we are not in that space. I would visit energy shows that showcase new types of energy and see who you could partner with. Wishing you success.

Omotunde TemitayoPosted on  8:40 am - Apr 17, 2019

Dear Sir,

LETTER OF PROPOSAL FOR NEW AUTOMOTIVE INVENTION IDEAS

With reference to the above subject matter. I am a very ingenious young man and auto designer, who has something worthwhile to offer the world of automobile technological design in a friendly – competitive environment. I have been working on innovative modern car and truck models which I believe can overrun the auto – technology industries globally in the nearest future. I have watched with keen interest, the present models of concept cars and trucks and I believe, I can add more, due to the fact that I have ambition and passion for the automotive design.

Therefore, I have designed and developed some automotive invention ideas, which are still at the initial phase of small – scale metal prototypes of car and truck models features with pioneering – innovations such as “Dual – single exterior car body design product, and umbrella – pattern convertible car roof design” and the other automotive invention ideas at my disposal, which I believe will provide opportunities for collaboration between me and your organization, for further development and subsequent commercialization of all my products.

In view of the above, I must confess to you that I have a lot of automotive invention ideas at my disposal and I incline to team up or collaborate with your organization in order to showcase my professional experience, also to boost my professional ego, and to ensure successful execution of all my pioneering – innovations related to the automobile Industry. Specifically, I implore your organization to support me, towards the advancement of these innovative research products and if need be, I will like you to get me connected with a team of resourceful personnels so that through our collaboration, we will surely transform these products into professional concept designs and professional product designs, while I also believe that this will also inspire more foreign investors to collaborate our efforts. More so, all these will definitely enhance my productivity within a diverse set of highly skilled, motivated professionals.

In addition, you can also see some of my automotive invention ideas on instagram at pioneeringinnovation.

I sincerely hope that my innovations would be legally endorsed, supported and enhanced in conjunction with the technical departments.

I am looking forward to receiving a favourable response from you soonest.

Thanks for your cooperation and best regards.

Yours faithfully,

Inventor Omotunde Temitayo

RONALD L CRAIGPosted on  7:12 pm - Jul 13, 2019

Dear Carolyn, I am an 85 years young golf duffer that has just been awarded my Utility Patent for our Guaranteed Golf Putting Aid Trainer and am having problems finding an investor that will take the time to test and or believe all the good things I have to share with our putting aid trainers. They scoff at the knowledge that we have found the true control point of the golf putter that has allowed us to provide a physical method that will automatically train the user how to putt a straight line to the green break with each and every attempt with great putting results. I shared with the investors that our inventions when properly applied could and would automatically convert the millions of non trainer commercial putting units of various styles and lengths into automatic Trainers as well as providing all future putting units with instant trainer capabilities, Guaranteed. Then I shared also that we could also convert all golf putters into instant trainers as well. That last one gave them a really good laugh, Problem is, that I was telling them to the truth but they still would not attempt to get involved because I think they are just plain lazy with no gumption to try something new that really works. Our inventions have been tested and highly recommended by a great lady pro golfer name of Kathy G Jensen who was the 2014 National Golf Instructor of the year and current IEPGA President that acknowledged our inventions are great because they really work. Time permitting, please share with me how to find a for real investor that will take the few moments in time to actually get involved and help me make it happen. If you are interested in learning more, please consider coming back to me sharing an email link and I will share my Mickey Mouse three minute video with you that will help prove that all I say is true and factual. If you should know of an honest and sincere investor or company, tell them to drop me a line and let’s talk. We have our proto type ready for show and tell where as our first product will cost us less then one dollar per 10 K ordered.
Thank you for your time and consideration, God Bless. Ron & Laura Craig Master Putting Method

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