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
Live Product Search
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
We firmly believe innovation is part of our DNA as Americans. Take a look in your home today. What can you find that’s made in America? Don’t be shy and don’t be embarrassed. We know it’s pretty hard to do these days.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a government arm that supports small business and manufacturing. With its Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), NIST seeks to boost U.S.-based manufacturing and production. Their goal is to bring back the “Made in America” label on the products we use in our daily lives. To do so, our partners at NIST/MEP have come to Edison Nation for an innovation kick start.
With the help of Bed Bath & Beyond, PepBoys and more, we’re launching our Made in America series of searches. You invent. We produce. All in the United States.
We’re proud to have such a longstanding history with Bed Bath & Beyond. Now, we’re helping them find eco-friendly products for the home, including your closets, laundry, kitchen and bath.
We know green is the new black, but what exactly does this mean for your submissions?
Bed Bath & Beyond wants to see home innovations that can be made with sustainable, eco-friendly and/or recycled materials, that make the home more energy efficient (and less of an energy drain), all-natural or organic cleaning supplies and additional green elements that can be added to products found in your home.
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.
How our Made in America Live Product Searches work
Our requirements are the same. As always, we ask for well-communicated ideas. This includes filling out our easy-to-use submission form to the best of your ability. Upload images, sketches and any other media that supports your idea. Tell us your story. We even encourage you to create a video demonstration. Don’t worry. We aren’t expecting you to break out your inner Spielberg. Please keep videos to less than two minutes. As always, your submission should be unique and protectable.
If your idea reaches G8 ‘Success!’, NIST/MEP will find a U.S.-based manufacturer to produce your idea in the U.S. Together with our partners at NIST/MEP, we’ve mapped out this series of searches to fit the production capabilities of MEP-member factories. Ranging from green home products to automotive innovations, the Made in America searches turn to you for ideas and NIST/MEP will turn to the factories in our own backyard to make it happen.