Below, find a handful of requirements your innovation must meet before we can go further with our advisory. Your innovation:
1. Must be your own
You must be the original creator of the idea submission and have the exclusive right to submit it to IAS. You agree not to upload images that belong to someone else as a part of your idea.
2. Must be original
The purpose of IAS is first and foremost to commercialize ideas. This means we’re looking for new ideas that solves a real problem. We cannot commercialize ideas/innovations that already exist. We therefore cannot offer advice on ideas / innovations that have the following properties:
Virtually the same product is being sold already
Current products solve the problem in a better way
A published patent or concept already exists for the idea
The idea is not different enough to compete in an already saturated market
The idea combines different existing features together without a clear benefit
Please make sure your idea is one of a kind before submitting. Search the web for existing patents, products, and concepts.
3. Must be complete – no placeholders
While you may edit content after submitting your idea, please don’t submit incomplete ideas. Incomplete submissions with minimal images and text or ones that say “images coming soon” (or something similar) are not permitted.
4. Keep it appropriate
We will not handle ideas/innovations related to the below topics. We will decide how a submission fits these standards at our discretion.
Death, killing, blood, terrorism, or torture
Racism, bullying, or cruelty to animals
Contesting norms, policies, procedures, and decisions made by staff
5. Make it clear and legible
Be precise and take your time. Clear grammar and spelling are essential to our ability to understand your idea. Your submission title, description, problem, and solution text should be clearly understood. Please make sure your submission is in English.