Tips and Tricks

Chemist vs Chemical Engineer: What’s The Difference?

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When you hear the word “chemistry” you probably think back to the many hours spent in school trying to memorise the periodic table of elements.

For many of us, that’s the last connection we have to the concept of chemistry, even though there are chemical processes involved in your everyday life.

Just imagine that all the plastics you use in your food and beverage containers were, at one time, designed and tested by chemical specialists. More than that, the petrol you put in your car is the last step in a long line of chemical processes to turn crude oil … Read More »

The Ins And Outs Of MVPs: How To Avoid Feature Creep In Your Product Development

The Ins And Outs Of MVPs How To Avoid Feature Creep In Your Product Development
There’s a lot of steps on the way to launching a new product. Not only do you have to research the market, make a plan, and decide on the selling points, but you also have to somehow keep your project on track until completion.

Who’s got the time?

Worst of all, your new product development is under constant threat of something known as feature creep. It happens when your product gets bloated with tons of ‘amazing’ features although it’s impossible to integrate them all successfully.

In our experience, the best way to simplify the process and efficiently manage your product … Read More »

How Successful Inventors Like You Can Sell Your Ideas For A Good Return

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Dave is a full-time secondary school teacher. Every day he notices that the administrators at his school log dozens of student absences. He often discovers that the absences that he marks down and rings up to the office are not even tracked.

In the break room he hears the secretaries and other teachers complaining about the inefficient way that the school tracks student attendance. He’s shocked to find out that the attendance of the entire school gets manually entered into a document in a word processor! Dave is struck with a big idea after talking to the secretaries about the … Read More »

The 10 Post-it Note Trick

A Whiteboard Sticky Notes used in a Ideation Workshop by Innovolo

Take 10 post-it notes, write the word “Invoice” on them and stick them throughout your office.  You can have a million ideas for new products, but they aren’t worth the paper they’re written on (or the head they’re stored in) until you’ve shipped them and actually got paid for them.

5 tips to get paid more: – Never stop investing in improving your skill set and understanding your client’s needs Understand that in 24 months from now, you should not be getting paid what you are today; if you improve your skill set it will be easier for you to… Read More »

How Ready is Your Idea for the Market?

Technology readiness levels (TRLs) are a method for estimating the maturity of technologies during the acquisition phase of a program, developed at NASA during the 1970s. The use of TRLs enables consistent, uniform discussions of technical maturity across different types of technology.[1] A technology’s TRL is determined during a Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) that examines program concepts, technology requirements, and demonstrated technology capabilities. TRLs are based on a scale from 1 to 9 with 9 being the most mature technology.[1] The US Department of Defense has used the scale for procurement since the early 2000s. By 2008 the … Read More »