Actually, your timing might be perfect! Since you live in the age of open collaboration and “crowdsourcing“, maybe, just maybe, your idea is just right for Procter & Gamble, the 8th largest corporation in the world by market capitalization and 14th largest US company by profit. (And supposedly, the folks behind game-changing business innovations such as modern “brand management,” soap operas and Pringles faux chips!)
P&G’s “Connect & Develop” brings it to the web with a database of inventions and innovations that P&G is actively seeking. According to the website,
P&G’s Connect + Develop strategy already has resulted in more than 1,000 active agreements. Types of innovations vary widely, as do the sources and business models. Inbound or out, know-how or new products, examples of our success are as diverse as our product categories. We are interested in all types of high-quality, on-strategy business partners, from individual inventors or entrepreneurs to smaller companies and those listed in the FORTUNE 500 — even competitors.
What’s there for the water innovators? Consumer-driven P&G is in fact, actively seeking three “solutions” for water purification and drinking water technologies:
|Ready-to-Market Water Filtration Technologies||Jun 29, 2009||Ready to market technologies including pitchers, faucet mounts, u …more||Water Purification|
|Manufacturer/Marketer of in-home Drinking Water Technologies||Jun 29, 2009||Water filtration, purification, or treatment devices marketable … more||Water Purification|
|Water Filtration Technologies Featuring Several Levels of Filtration to Reduce Contaminants||Jun 29, 2009||-Single or multiple stage filtering technology or device capable … more||Water Purificatio|
So water-invention smartypants, download that form, get everything signed, sealed and delivered and just sit back and wait for the checks to roll in. Oh, and don’t forget my finder’s fee.