Innovation Bank originally developed in 2006, operates on the principle that no product, service, process, digital platform, business model or invention ever comes to market without the core expertise of several parties. Thereby all innovation is collaborative, whether it is is incremental, evolutionary, revolutionary or disruptive.The core expertise is provided by each branch of the innovation process – academia; design; technology; sciences; research; market mapping; IP strategy; finance; retail; brand; digital, manufacturing and route to market industry partners
To open your Innovation Bank account simply sign-up, set-up your individual or company profile selecting disciplines and sector expertise. This process takes just a few minutes. Once your account is approved, your individual or company details become live & searchable in the public-side Innovation Directory and access to place & view innovation concepts in the bank is granted.
Through your admin area account holders can upload press releases directly into the news room. Your personal profile section enables you to add personal expertise and upload your own articles and academic papers, and integrate your social media platforms into your account.
Within the Bank itself (non-public) all account holders can place and view innovation concepts, to a template format (see Proposition Pitch template), evaluate any concept against your company strategic fit and if applicable & desired protect concepts by adding your Creative Barcode QR code.
You can contact concept owners by expressing an interest and directly offer expertise against any area they state such expertise is required. And you can place an exclusivity bond on any innovation concept you wish to be taken offline whilst you negotiate a deal within a 90 day period. You can send and receive specific innovation requests to one or more account holder groups, such as technologists, designers, academics etc.
See bank account prices and free stuff
To build the community in the first year of re-launch (April 2012) worldwide participation costs are minimal to any professional innovator or innovation-led organisation.
Annual Account fee - Individuals £55 plus vat.
Annual Account fee - Companies £195 plus vat.
Creative Barcode full members receive a 50% discount on the above prices – contact email@example.com for your promo code.
Affiliate Accounts are available at £500 plus vat per annum to organisations wishing to utilise our portal for the promotion of their innovation initiatives to our account holders and our public visitors. Affiliate Account holders may place their media releases in the news room and add a listing to the links section.
Three Home page sponsorship positions are available by negotiation
Open Innovation Challenges
Any company wishing to promote an open innovation challenge to Innovation Bank account holder groups and to the public visitors can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss requirements and terms.
Creative Barcode Proposition Pitch template – is available to any site Creator to utilise to set-out their proposition in a holistic manner and form the basis of their business plan and/or to attract co-creators, collaborators or funding. Templates can also be used to prepare propositions offline before uploading into the Innovation Bank when ready to do so.
The Proposition Pitch template is copyright of Creative Barcode and may not be copied without permission nor its branding removed . If you wish to utilise the template for your own commercial initiatives or internal innovation management please feel welcome to contact Creative Barcode to agree usage under license. email@example.com
Any publically available Innovation Report that has been provided to Innovation Bank for dissemination can be viewed and downloaded without charge. Individual copyright terms are dictated by the report owner/author and must be respectfully observed at all times.
Any account holder or visitor may submit an Innovation Paper or Report to firstname.lastname@example.org
This does not obligate us to publish but all submissions will be respectfully considered.
Access to the news room and RSS feed is available to all visitors. Press releases are placed by Innovation Bank account holders, IB and its partner companies and affiliates. All news releases are considered public domain.
Subscribers receive news headlines monthly plus gain a minimal inclusion by company name, top line discipline, for example, IP strategist, and email contact icon in the Innovation Directory.
Publication is subject to approval. We reserve the right to refuse publication of any listing deemed unfit for our core community.If you require a full Innovation Directory entry and the facility to place press releases, place and view IB propositions then you need to be a fully subscribed account holder.
Contacting Innovation Bank account holders through the Innovation Directory is strictly reserved for genuine business enquiries. Commercial solicitation of any other nature is strictly forbidden. Usage of the broadcast system that allows multiple contacts via one email message comes through our pending and approval system. Therefore any non-business enquiry will be deleted.
Public signing of the Creative Barcode Trust Charter is accessible at www.creativebarcode.com/trustcharter
Maxine J Horn
Innovation & Inventor Advisor
Graham Barker is Managing Director of invention consultancy A Better Mouse Trap. He is author of one of the best guides for inventors & innovators A Better Mousetrap: the Business of Invention and author of the European Patent Office's online Inventors' Handbook. With over 25 years' experience he undertakes invention & patent research and provides, evaluation and consultancy services to individuals, SMEs and innovation support organisations.
He believes that an enterprising economy needs more private inventors & innovators. Graham has joined forces with Innovation Bank to offer one to one support and guide individuals, micro & SME companies safely along the concept to commercialisation road.
He also holds particularly strong views about the patent system expressed in Patenting Your Invention: the Ugly Truth which is free to download from www.abettermousetrap.co.uk.
Service, Application & technical director
Director North West & Scotland
Peggy has over 25 years’ experience as a Financial Manager. Her early passion was law and she originally trained as a legal advisor in the Magistrates’ Court. When she qualified she was awarded the Justices’ Clerks’ Prize for the best student in the UK. She then spent 13 years in the Court Service before moving into commerce and taking over the running of a printing company. More recently, her management experience and knowledge of Sage Accounting software has enabled her to work for a number of companies on a freelance basis, providing & interpreting financial information, producing accurate financial reports, monitoring & interpreting cash flows and liaising with auditors. In addition she provides a payroll service for a number of companies and legal advice on matters relating to contracts, employment law & debt collection where appropriate.