Sorry if this has ever been proposed but I didn't see anything. Okay I just want to say firstly this is a crazy idea and it's a bit rough around the edges. I don't have everything figured out about how it might work. I think EN should start an insider search funded by insiders and even non insiders could donate if they wanted to. Think of it as continuous crowd funding ala Patreon. I'll explain the details and you can tell me if I'm crazy.
So most insiders are waiting for the next product search hoping that their new ideas will be chosen by a company. If you have gotten a rejection of an idea that you were 99% sure it was really good then..... join the club. This post isn't about rejection though it is about trying something new. I think we can all agree not every good idea or even great idea gets chosen. This can be for alot of reasons. I think their should be a search for those ideas.
In this search I'd love to have insiders and EN staff vote on which ideas are chosen. Of course if you were in the search you wouldn't be allowed to vote. So maybe their could be a peoples choice winner and a EN staff pick. I know that not all categorizes would work. Some inventions cost too much and are to hard to make for a small company to produce.
Well I can't speak for anyone else but I don't mind paying more for this in my subscription. I think insiders should have to choose to be in a search like this so its just an option not part of the normal insider subscription. I know that EN is probably already stretched thin but I think this might be profitable for their company. I know it would be worth it to the insiders but I dunno about EN so I can't say on that front. Also EN doesn't have to sell the product themselves forever. Once the product is a hit and sells like hot cakes I'm sure many companies would be willing to buy it from EN and take over producing and selling it.
The reason why I think this could work is because insiders would support each others ideas and this might create a stronger EN too. Sometimes when I submit I feel like I don't really know what the company truly wants even after reading the search description over and over. This is not EN's fault or the companies. It's no ones fault but it would be great to not have to feel that when I submit an idea. Having an idea chosen by other inventors and EN staff would be great don't you think? Anywho I know its a long shot of ever happening but that's my rough idea I thought I'd share. What do you think?