Note: Since this page was first published in 2014, some companies have chosen not to accept outside ideas from inventors.
Edison Nation provides the most opportunities for your great ideas to reach their greatest potential in a secure, trusted and proven environment.
Enventys Partners is a vertically-integrated product development and marketing agency. We combine product development services that take you from napkin sketch to production with digital marketing services from experts who understand the nuances of both crowdfunding and ecommerce marketing. In other words, we bring innovative products to market, providing entrepreneurs and companies with a one-stop solution for all of their go-to-market needs.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
We believe that there is a great opportunity for us to enhance and accelerate our innovation efforts by teaming up with world-class innovators from outside of our company. To facilitate that effort, we created the General Mills Worldwide Innovation Network (G-WIN) to actively seek partners who can help us deliver new levels of taste, health, and convenience in our products.
INOV8’s mission is to develop unique innovative beverage ideas that capitalize on emerging trends in today’s marketplace. INOV8 will utilize a variety of optimal approaches, ranging from licensing to partnerships to outright sale to self-distribution, in bringing these products to consumers.
INOV8 Beverage Company LLC
350 Theodore Fremd Ave.
Rye, N.Y., 10580
Do you have a new product that’s partially or fully developed and could be ready to launch quickly? A business collaboration to propose? A patented food, packaging or processing technology or other intellectual property that may have application for Kellogg? If so Kellogg wants to hear from you.
We desire proprietary, commercially viable products and technologies for our existing categories and for new solutions that will make our products better tasting, better for you, more convenient or more socially responsible.
1 Kraft Court
Glenview, IL 60025
HOUSEWARES & HEALTHCARE
3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets, including electronics, office supplies and healthcare.
Aroma Housewares makes kitchen gadgets, cookers and other culinary utensils.
It’s my desire is to inspire women to become more self-reliant and confident in their own abilities. We all have “it” within ourselves to do things that we never imagined we could. All it takes is a little motivation, a little know how, and the right “tools,” for every woman to achieve a more independent lifestyle. Hopefully, we can provide a bit of all three!
BD is a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public. If you would like to submit your idea to one of BD’s units, please print the document Consideration of Suggestions (PDF), review the terms carefully, and if you agree, sign the ‘Acceptance of Terms’ page and return it by mail to the Office of New Product Suggestions at the address listed in the document along with non-confidential information regarding your idea.
Office of New Product Suggestions
21 Davis Drive
P.O. Box 12016
Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709-2016
Bemis Manufacturing Co.
You will find Bemis products in homes, office buildings, hospitals, schools – and probably even in your own back yard. Because at Bemis, we are committed to our founding principles as we have ever been and that is what sets us up for future success!
Bemis Manufacturing Company
300 Mill Street
P.O. Box 901
Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., 53085-0901
E-mail: [email protected]
Better Sleep Inc.
Better Sleep Inc. makes bed and bath products.
100 Readington Road
Branchburg, N.J. 08876
CCL is global supply chain leader of innovative premium package, and promotional label solutions for the world’s largest consumer and healthcare corporations.
The Clorox company makes charcoal, homecare products, dressings and seasonings, and, yes, bleach, among an array of other things.
E-mail: [email protected]
Makes culinary and kitchen appliances.
1 Cummings Point Road
Stamford CT 06902
CROWN Packaging Technology Inc.
The open innovation section on this packaging company’s Web site allows anybody to submit unique ideas, including new concepts for technologies or processes, for consideration by the company’s Innovation Team.
DeWalt Industrial Tool Co.
A leader in power tools. It only will consider your ideas or inventions if you submit them through the company’s online submission system.
701 E. Joppa Road, TW425
Dial makes home care, cosmetics and adhesive products.
Dorman Products, Inc.
Supplies automotive products, hardware and housewares under its Dorman®, HELP!®, Symmetry® and other brand names. Dorman is searching for new consumer products to be distributed at national mass merchandise, home centers and/or automotive specialty. Existing categories include DIY, Hardware, Housewares, Organization, Picture Hanging, Furniture Glides/Surface Protection, Decorative Hardware and Front-Of-Store Automotive. Inventors should send product information or sell sheets; unsolicited 3D product samples may be reviewed but will not be returned.
Inventors and innovators may contact directly:
Dorman Products, Inc., Dept MCH
3400 E Walnut St
Colmar PA 19454
Eureka’s call for innovation is open to all professionals actively developing medical solutions to improve the standard of care in health services. This includes: Surgeons, Physicians, Nurses, Critical Care Specialists, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Paramedics, Biomedical Engineers, Emergency Medical Technicians, Surgical Technologists, Medical Product Designers, professional Medical Inventors, Amateur Inventors, etc.
Faultless / Bon Ami Co.
The Faultless Starch / Bon Ami Co., an international consumer products company, is seeking new consumer product inventions to distribute to the mass market. We have worked with inventors for over 30 years when we discovered the Garden Weasel.
GE Healthcare has an active program of product licensing. GE Healthcare is seeking products at all stages of development for medical imaging. Additionally, GE Healthcare works with therapeutic companies to develop complementary imaging agents to the collaborator’s therapeutic thus optimizing the therapeutic opportunity.
GE Healthcare has also collaborated in the co-marketing of brands in which its target audience contacts can be leveraged to improve acceptance of a brand.
Homedics offers an extensive line of personal wellness products.
HoMedics Corporate Headquarters
3000 Pontiac Trail
Commerce Township, MI 48390
Jokari Home Solutions
Jokari is currently looking for great innovative ideas in the houswares category. If you have an idea or a product that is a kitchen gadget, storage and organization product or other household solution gadget and you would like for Jokari to consider it please fill out the form below. Please do not submit automotive, garden or pet items as they will not be considered.
A medical device company. In order for our evaluation team to be able to properly review your idea, it is imperative that you only share NON-confidential information at this time. Upon review, we will determine if your idea is a strategic fit for our company’s direction, and represents a concept that has not already been considered by KCI.
In the event KCI desires to further pursue your idea, KCI will contact you to obtain further information.
Koven Technology Inc.
Koven Technology, Inc. is the exclusive supplier of Koven Hadeco vascular, surgical and fetal Dopplers in the US, Canada, and the UK .
Lifetime Brands Inc.
Lifetime Brands a leading designer, developer and marketer of a broad range of nationally branded consumer products used in the home. Our five main product categories are Kitchenware, Tabletop, Cutlery and Cutting Boards, Bakeware and Pantryware and Spices.
Contact: Larry Sklute – [email protected]
Maddak designs and manufactures assistive devices to ease the tasks of many household activities including but not limited to dressing, bathing and grooming.
Noetic Technologies Inc.
Noetic specializes in bringing new innovations to market in the chemicals and materials sectors. Noetic helps entrepreneurs with business formation, intellectual property strategies, and market research.
Parents of Invention
The company is interested in developing convenience products for the home. Find out more about the company here:
Download its product submission form here:
OXO is dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier. Product lines include kitchen tools, spice grinders, household cleaning tools, barware, barbecue tools, garden tools, storage and organization products and automotive cleaning tools.
601 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
The company made famous by infomercial pitchman Ron Popeil (Pocket Fisherman, Veg-O-Matic, etc.) makes housewares and kitchen implements.
To submit products to this company, which makes office supplies, hardware, home organization items and decor, you have to fill out a form, available at the link below:
SC Johnson Brands
From kitchen cleaning to air care, from stain removal to home storage, SC Johnson is dedicated to creating products that make your life easier and keep you home clean and beautiful.
For submission guidelines, write:
Attn: Outside Submitter Correspondent
500 Renaissance Drive, Suite 102
St. Joseph, MI 49085
World Kitchen LLC
World Kitchen and its affiliates manufacture and market bakeware, dinnerware, kitchen and household tools, rangetop cookware and cutlery products sold under well-known and trusted brands including CorningWare, Pyrex, Corelle, Revere, EKCO, Baker’s Secret, Magnalite, Chicago Cutlery, and Olfa.
Coastal Pet Products Inc.
Coastal Pet Products was founded over 40 years ago by Jim and Tom Stout. Since 1968, we have expanded our product line from 50 different SKU’s to over 3,300 SKU’s, making Coastal the world’s largest pet collar and lead manufacturer.
Offers interactive toys for dogs
Creative Teaching Press
Creative Teaching Press is a family-owned and teacher-managed supplemental educational publisher for grades PreK-8. CTP is a recognized leader in the industry and offers a wide variety of learning décor and research-based, teacher-tested products that deliver standards-driven content including: phonics, reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
PO Box 2723
Huntington Beach, Calif. 92647-0723
DEX Products, Inc.
Dex offers a wide range of comfort and safety products for children.
840 Eubanks Drive, Suite A
Vacaville, Calif., 95688
Evenflo Company Inc.
For more than 85 years, Evenflo has been a worldwide leader in the development of innovative infant equipment and is now one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of high quality baby care and juvenile products.
Evenflo Company Inc.
1801 Commerce Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356
Kids Only! Inc.
Kids Only! is based in Westborough, Mass., and is dedicated to offering children and parents a wide selection of doll strollers, children’s patio furniture, and other great toys.
KIDS ONLY! INC.
11A Walkup Drive
Westborough, Mass., 01581
Hearlihy & Company
Hearlihy has served the education market since 1969 by offering a broad selection of drafting tools and supplies to schools throughout the United States. Our extensive product line includes traditional drafting materials, CAD software and tutorials, and architectural modeling kits and supplies. Hearlihy offers an extensive selection of modular Technology, Life Education, and Construction curricula developed for middle school and high school students.
Mommy’s Helper makes baby proofing products, diaper bags and child safety items.
OneStepAhead makes clothing, toys, travel gear and other products for babies.
Gadgets & Electronics
D’Andrea Picks & Music Gear
Makes guitar picks.
Dunlop makes music accessories.
As a global manufacturer and marketer of business machines, records storage solutions and technology accessories, Fellowes enables people to work with greater security, organization and productivity.
1789 Norwood Avenue
Itasca, IL 60143
Gadget Universe is an Internet store for cutting-edge gifts and gadgets for easier living and personal safety.
12621 Encinitas Ave
Sylmar, Calif., 91342
RadioShack is one of the nation’s most experienced and trusted consumer electronics specialty retailers.
Bench Dog Tools Inc.
If you want to talk to us about your idea, we will encourage you to talk first with a lawyer. Then, we will talk generally about your idea, and determine whether or not we already have something in development that may relate to your creation. If we do not already have something in development, we will enter a confidentiality agreement. You are always encouraged to obtain your own counsel.
Bench Dog Tools Inc.
9775 85th Ave. N.
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Black & Decker
Black & Decker is a global manufacturer and marketer of .power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology based fastening systems.
The Black & Decker Corp.
701 E. Joppa Road
Towson, MD 21286
Bobcat is a world leader in the engineering, manufacture, and marketing of compact industrial, construction, and agri-business equipment, attachments and related services. You can find a link to its invention submission form here:
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier for the automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods and building technology industries.
Builders Inventions bills itself as the #1 source for tools and products invented by builders and tradesmen. This is the home for builders and trades people who have come up with innovative contractor tools, inventions and products for building on job sites.
Delta Faucet Co.
Delta Faucet is a division of Masco Corporation and is the largest U.S. manufacturer of residential and commercial faucets.
Eagle Innovations LLC
Eagle Innovations may be interested if it is industrial or commercial or a new tool product.
You may be interested in assigning or licensing it to us. Let us evaluate its potential, at no cost.
Great Northern Corp.
Great Northern offers integrated, comprehensive packaging solutions in industrial, commercial and retail markets.
Homax is a leader in do-it-yourself and professional home improvement products. Within this corporate focus is a vast array of products, ranging from cleaners to odor eliminators to paint removers to the finest in wall and ceiling textures.
Giant home appliance, hardware and do-it-yourself chain.
Johnson Level and Tool Manufacturing Co.
Our mission is to help our valued customers and our loyal product users build a solid future. We offer a comprehensive line of contractor-grade, Fuller branded hand tools, as well as Johnson’s breadth of line in traditional measuring, marking and layout tools and professional-grade laser levels.
Kraco Enterprises LLC
Kraco is actively seeking new products and ideas for the automotive aftermarket, as well as related home, workshop or hardware products for development, license and retail distribution.
Kraco Enterprises LLC
505 E. Euclid Ave.
Compton, Calif., 90224
Lamson & Sessions
Lamson Home Products sells to the do-it-yourself, hardware and mass merchandiser markets, providing homeowners and contractors with rough electrical, convenience and security products.
Another business unit, Carlon, provides fiber optic, copper and coaxial cable protection for plant construction and wiring systems.
Lamson & Sessions
8155 T&B Blvd 4B-36
Memphis, Tenn. 38125
For almost 100 years, Lisle has been a leader in developing and marketing new tools for the automotive service industry.
MK Diamond Products Inc.
MK Diamond Products Inc. is a leader in the manufacture of precision diamond blades and equipment for cutting, coring and polishing all types of masonry, concrete, tile and stone products.
MK Diamond Products Inc.
1315 Storm Parkway
Torrance, Calif., 90501
PGH Corning makes various types of glass and ceramic blocks and grill cleaners.
Pittsburgh Corning Corp.
800 Presque Isle Dr.
Pittsburgh, Pa., 15329
Simpson Strong Tie
Simpson makes a wide array of construction and engineering products.
Stride Tool Inc.
Stride Tool Inc. is a leader in the development of innovative products, including hand tools that make work easier for customers in a wide array of industries.
CRAFTS, HOBBIES, SPORTS & TOYS
Aqua Gear Inc.
Established in 1992, Aqua Gear is your source for water exercise, water aerobics and swimming equipment. Our online store includes swim fins, water exercise floatation belts, swim goggles, kick boards, personal care items, snorkeling gear and much more.
Aqua Gear Inc.
13297 Temple Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Fla., 33412
b3.net is the online shop from Baumgarten’s, supplier of practical, colorful products for home, school and office.
Coleman is a leader in camping gear. In order to protect inventors and Coleman, only patented inventions will be considered. You may send Coleman a copy of your issued patent for review. Please do not send any confidential information with your patent. It will not review any patents pending. Further information about our policy can be obtained by calling
Once the recorded message begins, please select Option 6, followed by Option 5.
Send issued patents to:
The Coleman Co., Inc.
Attn: Legal Dept. – Invention Evaluation
3600 N. Hydraulic
Wichita, KS 67219
Crown Crafts Infant Products is a leading manufacturer of bedding, blankets, and accessories.
In conjunction with innovative design and exceptional customer service, Eddie Bauer offers premium-quality clothing, accessories and gear for men and women that complement today’s modern outdoor lifestyle.
GCI Outdoor has been designing the most innovative and comfortable products for the outdoor industry for the past 10 years. In 2008, we re-energized with product enhancements, a new logo, and a brand new slogan “THINK OUTSIDE” that together symbolize our vision of future outdoor innovation.
66 Killingworth Rd
Higganum, CT 06441
The iconic greeting card company is on the lookout for new card ideas.
Hornby is a household name and is famous as the UK brand leader in the model railway hobby.
Jada is a company that firmly believes that ideas and innovations are what drive the toy industry. It is our mission to develop the best toys possible, whether the ideas behind them are generated in-house or by talented inventors, tinkerers, dreamers and those of us who never truly grow up. We invite all inventors to submit their inventions via our online submission form.
Jakks Pacific Inc.
JAKKS Pacific Inc. is a multi-brand company that, since 1995, has been designing, developing, producing and marketing toys, leisure products and writing instruments for children and adults around the world.
MM Fitness is a privately held company headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., that was launched in 2007 to help people once and for all accomplish their health and fitness goals.
Plaid Enterprises Inc.
For more than 30 years Plaid Enterprises Inc., a leading arts and crafts company, has worked with designers, artists and inventors to bring innovative craft products to market.
Plaid Enterprises Inc.
3225 Westech Dr.
Norcross, Ga. 30092-3500
Pro Performance Sports
Here at Pro Performance Sports, we are dedicated to continually offering our customers new and innovative sports training products. If you have an idea for a new product, please print a copy of our Idea Submission Form and return the form filled out along with sufficient information to support your new product (images, etc).
Scheewe Publications Painting Books
Scheewe Publications is a family-owned and operated painting book business in Portland, Ore.
P.O. Box 20518
Portland, Ore. 97294
13449 N.E. Whitaker Way
Portland Ore. 97230
Makes basketballs, baseballs, volleyballs and a variety of other sporting goods.
Speedball Art Products
For more than 100 years Speedball has been producing tools and supplies for artists, art teachers and students.
Spin Master Ltd.
Spin Master is a toy and entertainment company on the hunt for ideas from inventors.
Each year, Sportime introduces 40 to 60 all-new product innovations. Since their introduction in 1983, more than 500 Sportime innovations have changed the way physical education is taught and learned worldwide.
Stamina Products Inc.
Stamina Products Inc. was founded in 1987. From the beginning, our focus has been to supply quality and value to the fitness and leisure markets.
Makes pool toys.
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Wild Planet Entertainment Inc.
We believe in the power of a child’s imagination. Our toys and products encourage kids to be imaginative, creative and to explore the world around them.
We create quality toys and gifts that are safe, durable, innovative and most importantly, lots of fun! We respect our customers and only offer them products that we would be proud to give to others.
Wild Planet Entertainment, Inc.
PO Box 194087
San Francisco, Calif., 94119-4087
Yomega is a toy and game company.
145 Globe Street
Fall River, Massachusetts, 02724 USA
British Toy & Hobby Association
Cactus Marketing Services
Excel Development Group Inc.
801 Lynn Ave.
Baraboo, WI 53913-2746
Hog Wild Toys
i have a million dollar idea
So do I, and seeking companies.
This information is eight years out of date. For example,
General Mills now does not accept any outside ideas from anyone,
nor does Rubbermaid, Newell Brands, or any other company or manufacturer.
All of these companies told me they have changed their polices within the past two years,
but refused to tell me their reasons. Inventors are locked out of the marketplace more than ever, and are easy prey for “invention development companies” which are almost entirely scams. Also beware of InventRight, and their “courses” for inventors, which mostly involves outreach to companies who have already stated they only use inhouse developers of their products. I wish I had better news for inventors, but the saying that “Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door”, has been replaed with “Build a better mousetrap, and companies will tell you “we’re not interested, we have our own in-house engineers to build better mousetraps if we want them””.
Is your name Jon? Assuming this, you make some good points.
This trend toward building in-house is very real — but it is presumptuous and false to state that no company or manufacturer accepts outside ideas. This can’t be proven.
Maybe the solution is to market/license your own idea — which admittedly can get super expensive but also has the benefits of more control for the inventor.
Jon, your point about “invention development companies” is dead on-point. We have a list of such companies from whom we will not accept any ads or endorsements. They bastardize and corrupt the inventing process.
The inventing process is like any other business process: full of huge potential reward and risk. This is why this magazine is here — to provide inventors education and safeguards.