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NEW SEARCH! BLACK+DECKER is looking for new and exciting solutions to improve life in and around the home!

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Since their earliest days as a small Baltimore machine shop, BLACK+DECKER has remained steadfastly focused on customer needs. 

They've earned their reputation for quality, ingenuity and value through years of providing their customers reliable and innovative products to make their lives easier.

Today, they're focused on improving the world in and around the home.

To learn more and share your ideas, click here!

Chase Fisher
Derrick James
Robert Pontius
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Hi guys!

We're thrilled to finally announce this search! We have worked very closely with the team at BLACK+DECKER to establish a strong communication process for the duration of the search.

We can't wait to see what you've come up with and neither can the team at BLACK+DECKER!

Best of luck!

Robert Pontius
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The word "awesome" is overused and sometimes trite but in the case of this search it really fits - awesome!

Kristina Poindexter
Chase Fisher
Michelle Sartori
Karen C Adams
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Been waiting for another tool company search.

I'm in and hope they can understand and feel what I've been working on for almost five years. I have a do it yourselfers and gardening version. 

Best wishes to all in this search

Kristina Poindexter
Michelle Sartori
Robert Pontius
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oh just saw this search and I am excited- thank you! Great opp.

Kristina Poindexter
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Wow, this search is WIDE open!!!  I was anticipating a tool-oriented search, but goes well beyond that.  Lot's of room for innovation.

Kristina Poindexter
Michelle Sartori
Robert Pontius
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Hi Michelle,

In the following statement:  "Desired categories can include but are not limited to:......"

I'm assuming that there has to be some limits to "not limited to".  Can you provide a few off limit categories?  Is it safe to assume that if the category is not currently listed on their web-site it is off limits?  Or are they open to completely new categories that involve some mechanisation?  It will be interesting to get the answer to this question.

The obvious way to find out is to submit the idea, but I don't want to waste the reviewers time (or my time for that matter).  I'm sure you don't want to be flooded with off topic submissions.

Robert Pontius
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Hi Derrick!

Great question! For this search, I would stay focused on the categories listed on the BLACK+DECKER site. 

That is not to say that they may expand to other areas in the future, but for this first search, let's stick to their known categories.

Best of luck!

Robert Pontius
Derrick James
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Hi Michelle,Would that include their brand partners, such as Irwin tool?

Thanks

Derrick James
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Hi Charlie!

This search is for BLACK+DECKER branded products only.

Thanks!

Robert Pontius
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Sounds good Michelle! Thank you

Some might say "Quite right Stanley" 

Michelle Sartori
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That was a great question Charlie.

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Shazzam!  I have work to do!!

Robert Pontius
Michelle Sartori
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Well then getter done Kim.  Get after that G8!!!!!

Robert Pontius
Michelle Sartori
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I have been waiting for a tool company myself but don't really see it as a black and decker branded tool. What other tool companies can we expect to see in the future?

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I have a tool idea that almost every home and business should have one.A very simple but much needed household hand tool! How long will the Black and Decker search last ?

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@barry: 

July 30: https://www.edisonnation.com/live_product_searc...

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Thank You Robert!

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Hi guys!

Just a reminder, the BLACK+DECKER search is not only limited to tools - there are appliances in their line as well - definitely check out their website to get their full product line for inspiration.

Best of luck to all and as we have new search opportunities we'll be sharing that news within the forums.

Wishing everyone a great week!

Derrick James
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I think it will be better if they identify problems and some inspiration for a solution... 

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Hi Aljazaari!

We have discussed the criteria for this search at length with the BLACK+DECKER team and they wanted to keep this as broad as possible due to the size of the brand. I'd definitely recommend checking out their site to get some inspiration.

Best of luck!

Derrick James
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What happens if your idea is successful with Black & Decker ?

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Hi Yvonne!

If your idea makes it to finalist stage, is presented to BLACK+DECKER, and they opt to license it, you'll receive a phone call from the Edison Nation team informing you of the deal and you will receive a 50/50 share of all net receipts from that deal and subsequent sales of the product.

This is outlined in our innovator agreement which should have been emailed to you upon submission. You can also review it by clicking on the "Legal" section on the Edison Nation Help Page.

To learn more about "Life after G8" status, click on this blog post.

Best of luck!

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Hi guys! 

Looking for a little inspiration for the BLACK+DECKER search? Check out this new post now live on the Blog!

Frederick Detwiler
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Just submitted my first idea for this search. Excited to see what happens.

Kristina Poindexter
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Michelle Sartori
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Best of luck Brett!

Brett Carter
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Thank you Michelle!

On a side note, how can you tag other forum members?

I'm used to something like @Michelle, but having no luck. 

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Hi Brett! 

This is not something that can be done currently in our forums, but we hope to be upgrading the whole interface to include tagging, likes, etc.

Brett Carter
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Psst. 

The BLACK+DECKER search is closing on Monday, 7/30, at Midnight, PST!

Get those ideas in! Click on the link in our topic above to submit!

Robert Pontius
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Best wishes to all in this one. Any thing that makes anything better is good :)  

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I have one idea for this one. Little confuse how to draw it. I never seen  an item like this, so I am a bit nervous.. Tools is not my forte :)

Michelle Sartori
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Best of luck Yolanda!

Derrick James
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@william thanks, let's c if I can get pass G7 ;)

Michelle Sartori
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All the best to you Yolanda. I hope you can figure out how to draw your idea, but if not then just describe it as best you can.

If you stay with it, you'll probably be the next member of the million point club. Although I know that your real goal, like the rest of us, is to get that elusive G8.

Yolanda Jackson
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Hi guys!

FINAL DAY for this search!

Best of luck to all!

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Michelle,

I submitted an idea today for this search, but I didn't find a way to give a price amount. the box was there but I couldn't do anything to put in an amount.  Is this not necessary for this search?  How can I put in an amount if is necessary? Will it disqualify me for this search because its not there?

Also yesterday when I was editing things I spent about two hours last night switching from notes on my phone to my computer to the edit function and saved it several times but somehow it wasn't saved saved when I finished, and had to redo it all today. Kinda teed me off. I thought maybe it had something to do with it being late on a Sunday night.  The main thing is its entered, now.

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Hi Kenneth!

First, you do not need to include a price point - that section used to be included within the submission, but it is not required any longer. If you have data that you'd like to include, this can be added to your description.

I'm also sorry to hear that you lost data. We had no reports of downtime on the site itself, it could have been due to a wifi connection. 

Glad you were able to get everything in and best of luck to you!

Kenneth Rainbolt
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I had what I believed was a very good idea that would have contributed to improving the safety of hand tools; too bad I got a R5.

Good luck to all of you that are still in the race!

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Sorry to hear that Simone.  All the best going forward.

Simone Scelsa
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Thanks Derrick, unfortunately, when there is no working prototype, a novel idea has a high chance of rejection as its operation and performances might not be obvious.

Robert Pontius
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Big fat R4, but was fun to design

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Yolanda: sorry to hear about that R4 in this search but I'm sure you can take solace knowing you've got a "hat trick" going over at the Church & Dwight search with 3 G7's!

Yolanda Jackson
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Sorry to hear Yolanda.  It seemed like all of your ideas always went to G7.  I guess you are human after all. just like the rest of us.  Similar to Roberts thoughts, I would take 3 G7's and an R4 in a heartbeat.

We don't see him around here these days, but Vedran Martinek was another guy who seemed to produce nothing but G7's.

Yolanda Jackson
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Thank you guys so much..yes am happy with the 3 G7....hoping I can bring it home. Thanks good luck guys

Derrick James
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Does anyone know how long the black and decker search is open for ideas?

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@barry ellard - the search closed back on July 30:

https://www.edisonnation.com/live_product_searc...

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