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
Since 1985, Discovery Channel™ has been exploring the wonders of our world and all it has to offer. Inspired by the promise of adventure, we continue to celebrate this remarkable journey with Discovery Expedition – the adventure brand that enables consumers to extend the journey beyond their living room with an innovative collection of products specifically designed to explore their world.
Adventure awaits. Discovery Expedition is looking for new products and technologies that improve life in the great outdoors. Electronics for those exploring the wilderness have greatly improved since the days of a simple flashlight and two-way radio. Discovery Expedition challenges you to now invent the next big hit in technology specifically tailored to outdoor adventure-seekers.
Think of ways to equip your outdoor lifestyle, whether for communication, navigation or entertainment. What products will be the next must-haves for the adventurer in all of us? How can products like weather radios be improved or enhanced, or in what ways can advances in GPS navigation be taken to new levels?
Get down and dirty with the great outdoors and think of what could help campers, hikers and thrill-seekers in their quest to become one with nature.
Discovery Expedition is seeking your innovations for outdoor electronics or technology— so gear up and submit your ideas today.
Click here to see the Q&A for this search with Discovery Expedition!
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.
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 support your idea. Tell us your story. We even encourage you to create a video demonstrating your innovation. Don’t worry. We aren’t expecting you to break out your inner Spielberg. Please keep videos to less than 2 minutes.
As always, your submission should be unique and protectable (patent protection is helpful but not a requirement).
Each idea costs just $25 ($20 for Edison Insiders) to submit. If you are an Edison Nation Insider, 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.
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