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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We’ve learned that great ideas often come when you aren’t even looking for them.
The Edison Nation Innovation Fund is looking for your best new product concepts spanning any consumer goods industry or product category. Our veteran members can consider this our “Insider Open Search” on steroids and available to everybody (but Insiders still get a sweet discount!).
We are looking for consumer product innovations. Your unique concept must have broad appeal and be meant for consumer use.
Don’t forget, if you’re an Insider and have a patented or patent-pending idea, submitting it to any Innovation Fund search will also automatically enter it in the Insider Licensing Program!
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.
We have launched the Edison Nation Innovation Fund to search for, invest in, and bring to market those ideas that break the mold. Please be sure to research your idea and take the time to tell us why your concept needs to be developed and brought to consumers.
Cost to pitch your idea:
$100 (just $35 for Insiders).
Introductory Offer: $25 (just $20 for Insiders)!
You may not opt-in previously submitted ideas to the fund. If you have previously submitted an idea that you believe we must consider, please create a new entry in your idea database and refine your idea to best fit this search.
More Information about the Edison Nation Innovation Fund
When we launched Edison Nation, we partnered with major retailers and manufacturers to help them fill specific product needs through our Live Product Searches. Along the way we’ve learned that many great ideas come when you aren’t looking for them at all. With the Edison Nation Innovation Fund, we are searching for, investing in and bringing to market those ideas that break the mold.
If your idea is chosen, we will invest up to $250,000 development dollars into your innovation and bring it to market – just like the ideas featured in our television series, Everyday Edisons. You will have a development partner in Edison Nation for life and receive an industry-leading royalty.
There is no limit to the number of ideas we will choose for each search.