I’ve now generated almost exactly one idea on average every day for the last 1000+ days. Of these, I reckon about ten in total are still worthy of commercial exploitation (a subset of these would still be patentable in certain jurisdictions).
I will continue to publish inventions here for the same reasons as before…partly as a protest on behalf of the huge numbers of people who can’t afford protection within the existing laws -but also because it’s such unalloyed fun.
I have now written a business plan (and even sourced some initial funding) for the forthcoming Inventor Centre. This has arisen from my activities in entrepreneurship training (www.scotskills.com) and my work with Mark Sheahan (Inventor in Residence at the British Library).
The objectives of the InventorCentre are:
- To celebrate and foster Scotland’s historic spirit of inventiveness
- To create a small but effective support facility for our naturally gifted innovators (including those without high-level academic qualifications)
- To help people develop, protect and make money from their ideas
- To facilitate networking and education, especially for young people who need access to professional mentoring, development funding and negotiation skills
- To institute an Inventor-in-Residence placement scheme within Scottish and international companies and thus provide an enhanced mutual experience of the ideation process.
All will soon be revealed at www.inventorcentre.net