FAQs

How does InventPad work?

InventPad connects people with an invention idea to the professionals that can bring that idea to life. This is done by giving them a design tool to quickly bring together their product information. Once this is complete you can then submit your idea for a free project review. In the project review we will cover your aim and goals to work out the best options for your product and the design work needed. You can then gain a quote for the design work from our list of professionals (product, industrial and electronics designers and engineers). Once you have chosen the team you want the design work is started. Throughout the process you will also gain an insight into how to invent, make a prototype and patent an idea. Read more here.

Why do I need the design tool and project review?

Using the design tool is an amazing way to gain a better understanding of your idea for free and then be able to communicate this easily to others. It helps you to think of every aspect of your product whilst teaching about the overall design process needed to get your product to market. Taking this extra time at the start of a project can save you huge amounts of money, time and stress in the long run as you make sure you are creating the right product.

Is my idea private and protected?

Your idea, information and data is fully private. You will be able to create a private account and the only time the design brief can be seen by others is when it is shared by you. If you share the design brief with the wrong person it is very easy to prevent their access.

We do not currently protect your Intellectual Property if shared and recommend talking to a patent lawyer before sharing your idea with the world.

 

What does Full IP Ownership mean?

Your idea is always your own. We store and organise your information and provide you with resources to move your idea forward but we are not a licensing company. We want to support everyone to be able to create their own products without having to lose any ownership unless they choose to themselves.

How much does it cost?

It is free to use the design tool and get project reviews. We want to see as many inventors solving as many problems as possible. We then charge for the design work needed and take a 20% commision on the overall project cost.

How will this save me time and money?

We have worked out that using InventPad can save you approximately 60% of the time and money currently spent starting a project. This is done by removing the time spent researching for your best options, the time spent speaking to various design agencies and the time spent repeating the product information to multiple sources. We also remove the cost of upfront consultations or educational courses.

Who are the design agencies?

The design and engineering professionals are established and experienced design agencies that have partnered with InventPad. We have a checklist of requirements that need to be met to become a partner to ensure the highest quality. If you are interested in joining us as a Pro click here.

What resources are there?

The resources will be in the form of tutorials, blogs and videos. They will be straight to the point to educate and guide you as quickly as possible. This will allow you to learn the information or skills you need whilst working on your project, moving things forward faster.