So you then have a fun new creation which would change the world and/or make you incredibly rich? The question now’s what do you do with that great idea and how do you take it from an summary concept going swimming inside your skull into something that you can sell to others on a large scale and that will vary the world for the better?
Well this will to some extent depend on your idea for an invention creation, and if you’ve come up with a new software program for instance then you will not really need any manufacturing and can rather just roll the idea out yourself and see if it takes off. It worked for Mark Zuckerberg, and it can work for you.
However for many of us our great ideas are not software pioneer technology, but instead practical things that can certainly help us at home. Things like chair designs or new tools that fulfill a need that’s there. These Eureka moments come at times when we find ourselves trying to do something and struggling more than necessary. Wouldn’t it be a lot easier ‘if’ we think — and that is when we have the great idea. It might be a new type of packaging that keeps food fresher while being easy to use for the consumer, or it might be a new type of game that families can play together.
Throughout history there have been countless instances of these Eureka moments and they have very much idea for an invention formed the way society is today. Every time you use a screwdriver, drink out of a cup, lean at a desk, play with a power ball gyroscope, walk on stilts, or attract with an extra long broom… you are using somebody else’s creation. Did you know that the Admiral dyson was invented by none other than Us president Admiral? Likewise maybe even more surprisingly the cat flap was invented by Isaac Newton!
So how do you get on board with this inventing malarkey? Well once you have your creation you need to get it produced on a larger scale and you’ll want it refined. Industrial design for new pioneer technology allows you to do this, taking your idea and making it more workable. For instance the ‘Very Light Car’ recently won the auto X prize which meant it would get funding to be developed for commercial sale. However a stipulation of the prize was that the car needed an industrial design so that this would be possible — this is an example of how an ‘idea’ is not enough without being workable in real life.
There are other precautions and steps to take when you have your genius idea, and you do for instance need to be protected legally against theft of your intelligent property — there are few things more gloomy than going to launch a business just to find that someone else has usual you to the punch using your idea. To avoid this, make sure that you look into getting your idea patented before you take it further. Be careful who you tell about your new concept and only release it once you have the ability to launch it commercial. This way even if others do steal your concept, they will be arriving late to the party and you’ll have captured the majority of the market share.