Here’s a list of companies and organizations working with and supporting inventors. Find and connect with the right people that can help you pursue your big idea.
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Founded in Kansas City in 1972, Pivot International started as a product design and development engineering firm. It was one of the first U.S. product development firms to jump into global sourcing. With Pivot as a partner in manufacturing, they are able to increase shareholder value, maximize Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for new product development, and enhance position as a leader in any industry.
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, located at the National Museum of American History, explores the role of invention and innovation in the United States, particularly its historical context, and how that history relates to current events.
Tinnus Enterprises is a product development company based in Plano, TX. Core competencies include product development, mechanical engineering, electronics, prototyping, and sourcing. Founder, Josh Malone, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to bring the idea to mass production for the Bunch O Balloons. It then partnered up with Zuru Ltd. to mass produce this product.
Steel Table Group
Steel Table Group is an open exchange of ideas and talents amongst a select and diverse team of creative professionals located in Kansas City, Missouri. They banded together with the impassioned desire of fueling new ideas and products to the market, both individually and collectively.
StoryTorch Studios is a LIVE streaming studio theatre and production service in Kansas City, Missouri. With years of experience producing live productions and webcasts for meetings, concerts and events, StoryTorch is now set to showcase even more talent and original content by launching its first Streaming Studio Theatre.
After 32 years of experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and Executive Management, Christopher Guerrera created the PACE system. PACE (Productivity And Capacity Excellence) specializes in Lean manufacturing. It is a system to getting rid of waste in a business setting and producing what your customers want when they want it.
United States Patent & Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the legislative branch “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
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