A sample of an ideal Edison Nation submission

A sample of an ideal Edison Nation submission

Many of you have asked what an “ideal” submission looks like. While each idea is different, we’ve created an example of what we want to see in your next Edison Nation submission.

Disclaimer – yes, this is a submission for an airplane, we know they exist 😉 We’ve crafted the submission as if submitted by Wilbur Wright of the Wright Brothers.

Let’s start at the top:


We hope that this has provided some insight into what the Edison Nation Review Team is looking for when we evaluate your submissions.

Final tips?

  • Be as thorough as possible.
  • Don’t submit your idea until it is completed – remember, we start evaluating within 24-48 business hours of submission and when we open your idea, we are assuming you’ve provided completed details about the concept.
  • Research, research, research.
  • If you mention that you have images and/or a video, attach them to the submission.

Happy Inventing!


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23 Comments A sample of an ideal Edison Nation submission

  1. Thom

    It could just be me… But when I read “what does…” I immediately though they wanted to see a promo/sell sheet. There are several in the forum per Roger, Frank and others, but you would have to do a search, and most peeps won’t take the time to do so.
    Anyway… I did get a few “best method” pointers from this blog!
    I guess will see how far off my assumption is…
    Thanks.

  2. Joseph Draper

    I put all my bank info in and vlivked submit. Then I was loged off. I had to log back in and is now telling me I don’t have any submissions. I will find out if I’m being charged for a submission that is not on my dash board ?

  3. Samuel Earl Craig

    What is the correct website to submit my invention to.
    I have already paid the $25 For submission.

  4. Michelle

    Hi Samuel! Nothing additional for you to do. I am showing that you have an active account and the submission is live. Best of luck!

  5. Jeffery Peters

    I have innovation product that everyone loves for the last 17 years but we as business people are reluctant to think if it’s enough nice people out here but we will never know until the Courtesy Light take market. It’s a product out that haven’t been seen by anyone I know or yourself and the technology is here to build one of the world’s best inventions.

  6. Michelle

    Hi James,

    I’ve reviewed your account and am showing no active submissions on our end. It could be that your idea is still in draft form.

    Ideas remain drafts and are not visible to the EN team until they are submitted to one of our innovation searches.

    Here are instructions on how to opt your idea into a search:

    Go to http://www.edisonnation.com.

    Enter your email and password.

    Submitting an idea to an innovation search:

    On the Navigation bar at the top of the screen, click “Submit an Idea” – this will open a list of available searches to submit to.

    Scroll down on the searches page and click “Learn More” on the search you’d like to submit to.

    Click “Submit Your Idea”

    Click on the idea you’d like to submit – this will open the submission form for the idea.

    Click the fourth section (billing and payment).

    Submission Form:

    In this section, you are going to be asked to fill out your payment information.

    This is just like shopping online – fill in your name, billing address and credit card information.

    Check the boxes indicating you are 18 or older and that you understand the terms of the innovator agreement.

    You will then provide an electronic signature for your name – it will look like this: /first name last name/

    Click “Submit”

    You will know you will have successfully submitted your idea when you receive an email confirmation with the receipt for your submission fee.
    Hope this helps to clarify and send us an email to questions@edisonnation.com.

  7. Michelle

    Hello! Yes, Edison Nation accepts ideas from innovators around the world. You’re welcome to submit via our secure online submission system on EdisonNation.com. Best of luck!

  8. Stephen Brummitt

    Based on one of the answers above am I to understand that a submission won’t even be looked at until a “innovation search” rolls around that my “innovative idea” fits into? My invention is not so “innovative” that it doesn’t fit anybody’s box, but how long might we have to wait before the search I need it to fall into comes around?

  9. Michelle

    Hi Stephen!

    In order to submit an idea to Edison Nation, it must be submitted to one of our searches. There are two types of searches, sponsored and internal. We always have searches available to submit to. To learn more about submitting ideas, check out this blog post: http://blog.edisonnation.com/2017/12/inventing-101-submitting-your-idea-tips-and-tricks-to-submit-to-the-best-search/

    If you have any additional questions on our process, please send your questions directly to us at: questions@edisonnation.com.

    Hope this clarifies!

  10. ezell dennis

    i am not understanding the process. step 3. is telling me to summit my bank information for what and will i being charged. if so for what

  11. Michelle

    Hi Ezell!

    Edison Nation charges a one-time $25 fee to review an idea. This submission fee covers a portion of the cost we take on to review each idea submitted to our platform. You will never pay any additional fees after the submission fee.

    If you’d like to learn more about our process, please visit the Edison Nation Help Page – http://www.edisonnation.com/faq.

    You’re also welcome to submit questions to our team directly at questions@edisonnation.com.

    Best of luck!

  12. Patrick Phakathi

    Hi Michelle!

    This is Patrick Phakathi from South Africa,actually I’m the founder of my own unprotected footwears ideas.I was wondering if you can help me in order to protect it and sell it for any companies who will show interest in buying my inventions.

    Kind regards!
    Patrick .

  13. Patrick Phakathi

    Hi Michelle!

    I’m very eager to be part of your team known as *Adison Nation* even though don’t have any high qualifications, but I’m truly very creative natural talented struggling and unnoticed fashion designer and if you want to be a respected inventory, you truly need very good imaginations and pile of junk,at a moment I’m very busy inventing schools bags and hand bags just to make changes when it comes to fashion, I’ll be very glad and appreciate to be part of your team, I’m willing to learn more things according to *Adison Nation* I’m so inspired and passionate with inventions!

    Kind regards!

  14. Michelle

    Hi Patrick!

    You’re certainly welcome to create an account on EdisonNation.com and submit your idea(s) to us via our secure online submission system. To learn more, please visit the Edison Nation Help Page here: http://www.edisonnation.com/faq.

    We wish you the best and look forward to reviewing your ideas!
    Michelle

  15. Cathy

    Should the idea be patented before submitting the invention? If so does your site have a link to do that?

  16. Michelle

    Hi Cathy!
    Thanks for your message! You do not need to have a patent on your idea prior to submitting. All ideas submitted through the Edison Nation system are done confidentially. To learn more about our process and review our standard terms and conditions, please visit the Edison Nation Help Page here: http://www.edisonnation.com/faq.
    Best of luck and we look forward to reviewing your idea soon!

  17. Benita

    Hi Cathy:

    I have just recently got my product patent certificate via USPTO. I have a prototype and I am currently using. the product, and it has gained alot of interest. I do have a NDA with the attorney who assisted me with my application. I am now anxious to get my product to the market. How can Edison Nation .assist me with this exciting opportunity?

    Thank you.

    P.s. It’s my understanding that there a one time $25 fee for submission. Is this correct?

  18. Michelle

    Hi Benita!

    You are correct, it is $25 to submit an idea to Edison Nation. If you’re interested in submitting your idea to be evaluated for licensing opportunities, you can learn more about our process before submitting your idea by visiting the Edison Nation Help Page – http://www.edisonnation.com/faq. If you feel we’re a fit for you, we look forward to reviewing your idea soon!

    Best of luck!
    Michelle

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