The Open Search - held twice a year in June and December - gives Insiders the opportunity to submit ideas from any product category.
It works just like our sponsor-specific Live Product Searches, except we’ll work with any consumer goods retailer or manufacturer in any mass-appeal category.Learn more about becoming an Insider
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Edison Nation runs idea searches to match your inventions with the needs of the world’s largest brands.
Simply tell your invention’s story through our secure Live Product Search system. Our team reviews each idea and narrows the submissions down to the finalists, which are presented to the search sponsor.
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- Minimum Advance
- 20 Years Percentage
- of Sales or Buyout
Ball Horticultural Company is a leader in all facets of floriculture. It breeds and distributes plants to growers, retailers, landscapers and nurseries who supply its products to gardeners throughout the world.
For this challenge, Ball Horticultural Company (Ball) is looking for new environmentally friendly products that make gardening easier, save time and ultimately help the gardener to be more successful.
Trusted and established within the industry, Ball has been selling seed, starter plants and production supplies to wholesale and retail growers for more than 100 years. The company’s consumer plant brands include Wave® Petunias and Burpee Home Gardens®.
Things to consider:
Gardening is a labor of love for some, but considered hard work by others. Ball’s consumer research reveals that non-gardeners cite lack of time as the number one reason they don’t garden. Their goal is to broaden the appeal and enhance the satisfaction and rewards of gardening for all. Ball seeks imaginative and innovation-driven products that will reduce the time and effort associated with gardening preparation and maintenance, and that enhance the result of ornamental or vegetable gardening activities.
While the industry’s products bring beauty to the world and soothe the soul, Ball believes it could be doing a much better job of growing them in environmentally and socially responsible ways. Producing sustainable, eco-friendly products is a high priority and will be taken into consideration for this search.
Reward: Advance & Royalties
Licensed ideas will receive a $2,500 minimum advance on 20 years percentage of sales or buyout. We split the licensing royalties 50/50 with you on the products that we select. Royalties vary based upon the product but we always earn industry-leading rates.
For this search, your submissions that help the environment, make gardening easier, save time and help make gardeners more successful should fall within one of the following product categories:
• Gardening equipment
• Plant containers
• Plant varieties
While not required, we highly encourage you to submit video of yourself demonstrating a prototype and explaining the features and benefits of your submission. Please be as detailed as possible in telling us about your innovation.
Each idea costs just $25 ($20 for gold members) to submit and, as long as you maintain gold membership, your idea may be submitted to as many searches as you would like at no additional cost. "Click here for more details on Live Product Searches.
To learn more about Ball Horticulture Company please visit www.ballhort.com.