SEARCH TOPIC: 2016 Open Innovation Search


Do you have a great healthcare invention? The 2015 Open Innovation Search accepts innovative product inventions and ideas that don’t fit into our specific Healthcare Innovation Searches.  This general search is always open for you to submit your invention idea for addressing any need within healthcare at any time.


Acute Care Products:  within the acute care setting there is strong demand for products that:

  • reduce costs
  • improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery
  • improve standard of care
  • improve safety

Retail Healthcare Products:

  • product ideas for anything found in the aisles of a retail pharmacy 

Home Medical Equipment: As people age, their preference is to remain in their home creating a demand for products that:

  • help regain or maintain independence
  • remain safe
  • increase mobility
  • maintain dignity
  • Categories Include:
    • Mobility Products
    • Bathroom Safety
    • Bedroom Safety
    • Orthopedic Supports
    • Incontinence
    • Power Mobility
    • Pain Management
      • Diabetic Care / Arthritic Care


Innovation ideas may include, but not limited to: devices, equipment, products, technologies or apps.

Edison Nation Medical’s search is open to the public and innovators*  from around the world are encouraged to submit ideas through our confidential secure portal at now through January 1, 2017. 

Edison Nation Medical will review each submission through an in-depth review process led by the Edison Nation Medical team of medical, product development and legal experts. Promising ideas submitted throughout the search will be presented to leading medical device companies and healthcare retailers with whom Edison Nation Medical has relationships.Submissions will be evaluated based on efficacy, the strength of any potential intellectual property, and an overall market needs and business assessment. The end goal is to commercialize each qualified product idea and when successful, licensing royalties are shared with the inventor.

This is a yearlong Innovation Search, however ideas will be vetted and presented to manufacturing and retail partners as appropriate throughout the search.

Note: Small businesses and Technology Transfer offices interested in submitting innovations should contact us directly at

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