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Help with Inventions
We are experts in helping inventors bring their idea to life, supporting you from patenting an idea to marketing the finished product. We understand how difficult the process can be, so we can be with you every step of the way, from patenting and prototyping your idea, to sending it out to market.
What to do with your invention
If you have an idea for a new product, but don’t know what to do with it or how to go about taking it forward, read our guide on what to do with your invention and how to successfully bring your idea to life.
Benefits of working with TRIG Creative?
- We go the extra mile to understand each project with our unique four stage process of observe, explore, develop and implement.
- Our fixed cost pricing at each stage means we can meet your budgetary requirements every time.
- We are committed to building quality into everything we do, and comply with ISO 9001:2008 by implementation of the Procedures Manual.
- We are constantly striving to exceed your expectations every single time.
Patenting an idea
If you have an idea for a new product, and are thinking of patenting it, then take a moment to read our guide to patents, and find out how Trig Creative can assist you with the process.
What can I patent?
Your invention must be new, inventive and something that can either be made or used to be granted a patent.
How long do patent applications take?
- A patent application can take up to four years to complete.
- A UK patent application is granted for 20 years, as long as renewal fees are paid every year.
Find out more about how to patent an idea.
Prototype your idea
Before applying for a patent, it’s so important that you develop your idea to a working prototype level, which is a core stage of any project. This not only saves you time, but money too, by looking into the materials, methods of manufacturing, functionality and aesthetic. This is where we can truly inject some life into your idea, and refine the minor details.
Different types of prototyping
At TRIG, we know how important speed to market is for all inventors, which is why we’ve invested in the latest technologies and expert hands to provide you with a rapid prototyping service. We offer three different types of prototyping to suit your product requirements:
- Visual Prototype
This style of prototyping pulls together photo-realistic designs, which are an ideal marketing tool and can speed up the end process of establishing the finalised product in the market.
- Proof of Concept Prototype
This type of prototyping showcases the functionality of the product. It’s not intended to be a visual representative of the final product, but gives you an insight into how it comes together from a technical perspective, built out of off-the-shelf components.
- Presentation Prototype
This prototype style combines the functionality of the product, with the desired appearance to create a prototype that is a close as possible to the final product. It will mainly be made up of bespoke components, utilising the materials close to the production grade where possible.
Mass produce your product
Not only do TRIG support you with patenting an idea and prototyping the product, but can continue partner with you from project to production, as having your product produced on a mass scale can be overwhelming. We already know your product inside and out, so by becoming your dedicated project manager, we can pass on relevant information between you and the partner manufacturer.
The importance of production management:
- Improves efficacy
- Minimises production risks
- Ensures the product design isn’t compromised
- Prevents miscommunication between you and the manufacturer
Launching your product to the market
When you have your product ready to go live it is now time to launch it into the marketplace. Requiring a key combination of marketing strategy, business planning, pricing and salesmanship this can be one of the most challenging elements of the NPD process. Find out how to manage it like a pro in our guide to how to bring a product to market.
Some of our work with Inventors
To find out more about how we can help you, get in contact with one of our experts today.