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NEW Search! Swiss Krono, LLC is searching for innovative ideas in flooring, wall panel and wood products!

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Swiss Krono LLC is known as the "Quiet Giant" of laminate flooring that is proudly made by Americans for Americans. 

Swiss Krono is searching for innovative ideas that will give a competitive advantage in the flooring, wall panel and wood products markets.

Swiss Krono is looking for innovations that meet the following criteria:

  • Durability
  • Easy to Clean
  • Moisture Resistance
  • Real Look/Feel/Sound
  • High Quality Design
  • Target user: Homeowners with both pets and children
  • Target customer: Both homeowners and through retailers like Lowes, Home Depot and Lumber Liquidators

To learn more and submit, click here: https://www.edisonnation.com/live_product_searches/SWISS565

Happy Inventing!

Saletta .
Ralph Machesky
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Hmmm, out of my element a bit, but sounds interesting.  Sometimes you need to get out of your element a bit to spark some creativity.

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Came across Swiss Krono's Instagram feed: https://www.instagram.com/swisskrono/

More inspiration for you all! 

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And now I want to put wood paneling on my walls. :)

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Don't do it Michelle!!  Don't go back to the 70's.  If you do, you're going to end up with an olive green and orange kitchen like the Brady Bunch.

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Ah, but the "flooring on the wall" look is definitely making a comeback! Take a look at some of the pix on their Instagram feed. Pretty neat.

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Yes! Swiss Krono flooring is MADE IN AMERICA!

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Or as Michelle writes above: "proudly made by Americans for Americans"

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Hi Steven,

As outlined above and within the search description, the Swiss Krono team is looking for a variety of innovations including new ways to improve the following features in their product line: 

  • Durability
  • Cleaning
  • Moisture Resistance
  • Real Look/Feel/Sound
  • Ways to improve quality

While designs are a part of it, Swiss Krono is looking for ways to improve their overall product line to set themselves apart from competitors. 

If you don't feel you have a spark for this search, that's fine, not every search is a fit for every inventor. We have more on the way.

Best of luck to all who submit!

Derrick James
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More on the way...........the opportunities just keep coming and coming and coming.  If you're an inventor, you just gotta love it...............This EN thing is right up my alley.

Saletta .
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I've already got three sparks started related to new methods of interlocking planks, wall-mounting, and surface texture. I'm incubating a couple more too - exciting search!

Mary Gorman
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I've already got a couple of submissions ready for the searches that haven't been announced yet.............LOL!!!

..............I hope it's a match.  I'd hate to get an R2.

Saletta .
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Hmm I wonder if anyone has ever thought of making a glue specific to wood...

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Derrick:

At least that would be better than an R1!

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Michael:

Many thanks for posting that info. I already had ideas but that dissection triggered even more!

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Thanks for sharing the research Michael.  Hopefully it helps generate some ideas.

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I'm not a materials engineer but after a few remodeling projects I do what would make my life easier. I think this could be an awesome search!

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I'm going to do some research into the industry, see if I get any bings. Nothing jumps out at me, as it's not an industry I deal with much, but sometimes fresh eyes can deliver good & surprising innovations.

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Call me nerdy, but Michael, your post was actually interesting to me, lol.  I just scared myself!

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I love to see how things work, so that explanation was interesting to me as well. (Thanks, Michael)  I still got nuthin for this search, but at least now I know the basics of how vinyl flooring is made.

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Michael-

Many thanks go to you for posting that info, you saved me the trouble of looking for it myself! You rock! :)

Pretty sure I've got some good stuff for this and I see the deadline isn't until March 27th...hopefully enough time for everyone to submit. 

I'm actually GLAD this search came up as I never would have thought about flooring until the search came up!  Didn't realize how much innovation there could be until I just looked at what they have been doing all these years.  

Best of luck to everyone!

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I've missed you all. Been busy learning more phases of inventing and business, trying to get a startup, up and running with one invention so I haven't submitted in a long time.

Just had to submit one here as I awoke from a dream about it. Time will tell if it's a good dream or a bad dream. Best of luck to all going into this one.

Michael thank you my friend. Great way to look at a search with a new set of eyes.

Aloha Charlie

Saletta .
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Awesome Charlie!  Good luck on your product and your new submission!

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Thank you Kim, I remember when I used to get wood in dreams, now it's laminate.

Life is good

Aloha Charlie

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LOL!!!   Watch it... this is a family show Charlie!  Ha!

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Yes Kim and a great family it is. 

Aloha Charlie

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Hey guys! 

A quick reminder, this search closes 

TONIGHT AT  MIDNIGHT!

Get your submissions in now and best of luck to all!

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I'm in!  Not sure if they are ready for me though.  LOL.

Having worked in the flooring industry before, I'm brutally honest about laminates which they may or may not like. : )

Good luck my fellow inventors!

Kim L
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Hi Steven!

As long as you saved after the upload, yes, the evaluation team will be able to see what you added.

Best of luck!

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Great question Frank!

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Hey guys,

You should yes, include "UPDATED" and the date of the update within the submission header when you update - I apologize for not mentioning that Steven. This is something in the works for us to automate, but it has not been completed yet.

As all the ideas within the Swiss Krono Search that are still active are still under review, the changes will show up to our team, but to be doubly-sure, yes, note the update.

Thank you guys!

Ralph Machesky
Saletta .
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Ruh-Roh. I have an edit/update to make as well!  Thanks for the ...update!

: )

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Presentation date is May 5th!  Good luck everyone!

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Michael-

Think green thoughts!  I'm still hanging in there with a G6 as well.  I think this search may have been a tough one for a lot of people, doesn't seem like many entered this one?

Presentation May5th.  Good luck folks!

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Good luck Michael, Ralph and who ever else is still in this one.

Been keeping the dream alive, with G5 myself. 

Stay green my friends!

Aloha Charlie

Saletta .
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I had nothing on this one, so I'm impressed that several of you have ideas that are moving along.  Good luck all!

Saletta .
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what about Saleta and Frank, you in

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Hey Charlie! Count me in with a G5 and HOLDING!  Ralph, Michael way to go guys! This particular search wasn't  in my wheelhouse, but I'll take a G5 IN ANY SEARCH at this point! :)

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Nice Saletta, Let's go!

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I have a hopeful G5...

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Thank ya kindly Charlie!  Way to go Kim O!

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G6 here... Floored!

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LOL Thom!  WTG!!! 

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Congrats to all those moving along nicely in this search.  Sadly, I had nothing for this search. Everything I could come up with was just too complex.  All the best to everyone in this one.  I'll be following your progress and cheering you all on.

Saletta .
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@Derrick-

This was a tough search due to the subject matter, so no worries.

On the other hand-

You're such an AWESOME person! Not kidding.

You are always polite, always cheerful... no matter what.  Take a bow, sir!

Kim L
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I concur that. Derrick, You are a great gentleman.

On the other hand, Look at all the inventors coming out of the woodwork to be in this search?

Good luck everyone! g-6 this am

Aloha Charlie

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Uh oh , heads up wood and lumber industries!

An Angry Canada Responds To Trump's Lumber Tariff... And What It Means For The Economy

After last night's announcement of ~20% tariffs on softwood lumber imported from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lashed out at the Trump administration saying the U.S. could suffer from a "thickening" border as trade tensions between the two countries escalated, sending the Canadian currency to a 14 month low.

As a reminder, the United States announced it would impose preliminary anti-subsidy duties averaging 20 percent on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday, escalating a long-running trade dispute between the two neighbors. The move, which affects some $5.66 billion worth of imports of the construction material, sets a tense tone as the two countries and Mexico prepare to renegotiate the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Thanks for the kind works gentlemen.  Now go get after some G8's!!!

Saletta .
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Well, pick me up off the FLOOR!!! I got a G6!!! Woo-Hoo!!!  YES!!!!  All the best y'all!

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G6...this is exciting!

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Alright! Saletta and Kim

Stay green Ladies

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I'm blown away at the number of entries in this search!  As Charlie said, 'They're coming out of the woodwork'.  Yes, we did catch that pun!  : )

Keep er in the green, folks!

Saletta .
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Yay Michael!!!  Great news! I was hoping! 

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Great news Michael!

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Have a great evening everyone!

Mary Gorman
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Way to go, Greenies!  Best of luck to you all!

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G7 here as well!!!!  Yes!!!!

Joining you Steven in the happy dance ::

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Doth my eyes deceive me?  

G7's all around! Woot!

Now we need to hear from Charlie, Michael and a few others I believe.

Good luck everyone!

kristen ami
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WTG guys!!!!  Yes!  Keep it green people!

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Congratulations all of you. Well done

Keeping the dream alive! g-7 here as well.

Good luck my friends and may the presentation flow with the grain

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Yay Charlie!!!! WTG!

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Congrats to you all.  All the best at presentation tomorrow.

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Good afternoon and a quick note. Many will see movement today, both of their dashboards, but also of the presentation.


Some scheduling changes have come up and we will be doing presentation on Tuesday May 16th. 

Ralph Machesky
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Thx Scott!  All the best everyone!

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G7 too.

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Alright Thom!

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Great Thom!  Best of luck

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Hang in there, Steven.  It is exciting. However, I've learned (down through the years!)  to not put all my emotional eggs in one basket - so to speak - otherwise, you can just as easily become an emotional basket case! Enjoy the moment, but keep it moving!!!  All the best and GL!

Derrick James
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Very exciting news... Congrats all you Greenies!!

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Saletta .
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G7...wow!  Very exciting!

Saletta .
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Congratulations Kim

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Thanks Charlie - I made it a G7 once before with the bubble search - but my bubble popped...so I have high hopes for this one!

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Hey guys!

A quick update - the Swiss Krono presentation has been postponed until next Tuesday, 5/23, at the request of the Swiss Krono team.

We'll jump in this thread upon the completion of the presentation with updates!

Thanks so much!

Saletta .
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Thanks for the update Michelle

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Totally impressed by everyone in this thread. I normally have ideas for every search. Not always good ones mind you, but normally at least one worth cross referencing in google..but this one nadda,zilch not a single spark. Koodos to all that submitted! And good luck to all you G7! Excited to see what comes out of this :)

Robert Pontius
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You too Michael!  Rooting for you Team EN!  Hold on to those greenies everyone!  Here we go! :)

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I hope that Swiss Krono's team finds value from the presentations. 

Best wishes Scott, and ENteam, may you share the opportunities in a way that makes them wonder, what if?

Good luck and blessings to all my friends there tomorrow.

Aloha Charlie

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Knock it out of the park today EN.

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Good luck to all today and we'll be back in either end of day today or tomorrow with results!

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Sounds good, thanks Michelle!  GO and 'floor' them team EN.  (yeah I know- pun, sorta)

Best wishes to all you greenies. Thumbs up!

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Hey guys!

Just got a last minute move request from the Swiss Krono team. They had an unforeseen conflict from the team on their side. The presentation will now take place on Thursday of this week. There will be no more moves and our contacts at Swiss Krono have expressed their sincere apologies for these delays. 

We are ready and raring to go and will provide an update on Friday following the presentation!

Thanks to all for your patience!

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Michael I concur. It will happen when it's supposed to and as it's supposed to!  Thx Michelle!

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Thank you Michelle, I hope everything is alright for the members of the Swiss Krono team.

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Hi Charlie!

Everything is fine for them, they just want to ensure they have all the correct members of the team available for the presentation and as you guys have  mentioned, we'd rather they are prepared and ready than rush it.

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Great news Michelle! Thanks for clarifying

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They can delay it all they want - Imakes it so I'm green longer!

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Hey guys!

Just a confirmation that the Swiss Krono presentation is happening as I type this! We'll be updating the forum thread either later this afternoon or tomorrow with details! Good luck to all finalists!

Ralph Machesky
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woo-hoo!

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Good luck Enteam, Swiss Krono and all being presented.

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Hello EN Community -


Well, presentation over and the team at Swiss Krono was floored !!

Robert Pontius
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OK, so that was too easy ...had to post that comment, but in all seriousness I want to share some feedback. 

8 innovative concepts that will be going into due diligence...I think the best moment was when one of the guys said the the concept we were discussing was "phenomenal" and than the President/CEO said "WOW, you just got the person at office nicknamed "Cold Bucket of Water guy" to say Phenomenal about an idea !!"

Another idea was called awesome, and there were many sparks.

Very interesting category with so many aspects that have to be considered , the dimensional stability of planks, the internal bond strength, the expansion factor "room to grow/move, etc." that go into IF a concept can work in the category...and that is the types of discussions that will be happening next. 

But definitely a good meeting/presentation and a pleased client.  We will begin to update some dashboards later today.

Robert Pontius
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Hey guys!

All dashboards will reflect updates by close of business today.

Thanks to all for participating and best of luck to those in due diligence!

Robert Pontius
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Bummer R8. Oh well, next time! This was a great search. Excited to have gotten this far. Thx again EN!!!!  G L to those still in!!!

Robert Pontius
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Wow, it's thrilling to hear the sponsor, who looks at flooring concepts all day long, say PHENOMENAL, about a concept.  Especially when it's the "Cold Bucket of Water guy". That speaks to the level of talent that EN gets to bring to the table because of the inventors who submit great concepts.  Kudos to whose-ever concept that was that solicited that type of reaction from the sponsor.  That's exciting.  Also, all the best to the concept that was deemed Awesome, and all the best to everyone else who had concepts presented.  Sounds like it was another great presentation day at HQ.

Happy inventing folks!!

Robert Pontius
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Sorry to hear about your R-8 Saletta, and I'll be joining you for that R-8 party in the inventors lounge.

Blessings to all going through due diligence. Sounds very promising. Thank you EN and Swiss Krono

Robert Pontius
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r8 for me - bummer. 

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Thx Charlie. Sorry Kim. Keeping it moving though. Have to! Can't wait to see the line of successful products to come! Blessings and kudos!

Robert Pontius
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Very impressive for all who got this far... I was clueless on this one. Best wishes for good outcomes to those of you still in the running.

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Hello...

Just checking in here, its been awhile.

Any others from of the "forum faithful" still in this one?

Just waiting patiently and positively...  You know the drill...

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Hi Thom!

Our team is actually going to be hopefully speaking with the Swiss Krono team this week and I will be posting here following that conversation.

Many thanks!

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Thanks for the update Michelle, this was a great search.

Hopefully their search is over!  : )

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Hello to all,

We have heard back from the team at Swiss Krono and they have informed us that for the last month or so, their team has been "all hands on deck" in budget preparations as well as prepping for a new, very large customer they are onboarding. As such, they have not had enough time to adequately review the remaining finalists to determine which they are going to move forward with.

Here is a portion of their communication:

I spent a few minutes with the team this morning reviewing the list of items you shared with us. We really do feel a number of these have potential, however, we are operating at capacity right now and don’t have the ability to properly focus on any of these. 

They have requested to revisit these concepts in the fall once their staff is able to devote the time they feel is necessary to review. They did apologize for this outcome and indicated that the new customer they are bringing on board was not something that was even being contemplated when the search began. 

We have informed the Swiss Krono team that it is not our process to keep finalists held up following a search for months and they understand where we are coming from. We have noted all finalists and when conversations resume with the Swiss Krono team, should they wish to move forward on anything, we'll reach out to the finalists to check licensing availability at that time.

We will be updating dashboards for all remaining in the search with this information this afternoon.

Again, the team at Swiss Krono remains excited at these concepts, but agreed that it was not fair to keep everyone in limbo for several months until time could be allotted for these. 

Thank you,

Michelle

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R8 because they didn't have the 'time to properly review our submissions'? That's rather disappointing to say the least.

So... in the meantime can we shop these to other companies and at least file our own patents on our submissions? Just because one company doesn't have time doesn't mean others don't.  I guess I expected a lot more from these guys based on the initial feedback they gave at the presentation. I'm sure others feel the same.

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Hi Ralph,

We are extremely disappointed as well. 

The reason why we released all the finalists back out of the search is to enable you as innovators to either submit to other searches or pursue on your own. 

Thank you,

Michelle

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@Michelle

Yes, thank you for the update Michelle/EN. Appreciate that.

@ Michael H.

Yes, that is *one* way to look at it, but we all know the gears of the machine keep turning with or without us.

While one might be inclined to 'wait around' and see if they (Swiss Krono) come back this fall with renewed interest and focus, the reality of inventing and business suggests otherwise.  Rogers thread on 'Can someone on the planet think of the same thing as you?', quickly comes to mind.  With the U.S. being  a 'first to file' country makes that seem all the more apparent.  Remember- time... waits for no one.

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My opinion falls somewhere between Michael and Ralph's comments.

I thought that perhaps our ideas had made it back to their R&D group in Switzerland or France or Germany etc. where some real work had begun, much like the (also local) Bubble World office did with its headquarters in Italy.

But everyone's flow chart is different indeed...

I'll wait it out. I really need EN's heavy lifting and door knocking because I do not have the resources to go it alone, patents etc...

Onward to the pet search and storage innovation knockout!

Thank you for the opportunities.

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Fall is in the air... Wonder if our friends at Swiss Krono have some time to give us a second look? (The finalists)

Hope so!

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Hello to all!

We'll definitely keep you posted if we receive additional feedback. As we noted in our last official update, the team was interested, but was at capacity due to some unanticipated projects that happened during the search:

I spent a few minutes with the team this morning reviewing the list of items you shared with us. We really do feel a number of these have potential, however, we are operating at capacity right now and don’t have the ability to properly focus on any of these. 

In the interim, just a reminder that these concepts are back with all innovators to pursue for other options.

We'll keep you posted here with any new developments.

Thank you!

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Good morning -

I want to take a moment to interject. This partner was very engaged in the process with us, and gave direct and honest feedback, which we relayed to you the EN community.

Their business was awarded a MAJOR growth opportunity during the due diligence period, that dramatically was growing their business, and we shared this information with the EN community. This growth opportunity for them required an ALL HANDS ON DECK approach as it had to be executed immediately to meet the deadlines the retailer was putting on them. It was a very sound business decision that anyone would follow through on if in their shoes. They were very polite and stated they would circle back on these ideas in September, and we fully expect that to happen.

As I lead the relationships that our team has with our partners I have one simple request. While this is a forum and we absolutely want our community members to have/and be able to voice their opinions...it is counter-productive for folks to post ANY comment about a partner that may be "perceived" as deragatory by them. Reminder - these are PUBLIC forums and we often have partners that do review what is happening within the community...so please don't create an atmosphere where their willingness to consider ideas further may be suppressed by comments that you make as a community member.  Everything that their organization has done has been above board (flooring reference intended !!) and been honest with the EN team and community...and we expect that we will show them the proper mutual respect as they worked through their great business growth opportunity.

Thanks for the understanding.

Scott

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All you need to create a unique flooring product is let the individual design their own flooring patterns via a variable data direct to press platform. Line art patterns are chosen then filled with Pantone colors or particular images. When the 4'x8' of various woods are chosen then the Dye sublimated images that individuals have designed per the print module are then transferred to the raw unfinished wood. Then roller coated with type of coating and then finished according to final specifications. Sounds complicated but it is not. There you go personalized wood flooring for the masses. 

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