Let’s face it, those with a hyper creative mind have so many ideas, often in such a short amount of time, that they cannot even write them down, much less act on them or capitalize on the innovation by starting a business, or hiring an attorney to help them file a patent. Indeed, I speak from experience when I say that if you are not going to capitalize on your inventions and innovations, then forward those ideas to some company, NGO, nonprofit group, university, or government agency that might be able to use those concepts.
For instance, I’ve had many ideas for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles such as planting trees with UAVs, so, I had sent in the idea of the UAVs to plant trees to the Forestry Service Research Center in San Dimas, and to the group in Belgium working on Global Warming, even though I am a skeptic on that, I still think it could help in re-forestation, and we could uniformly replant it all based on seasonal BMPs and timing.
Indeed, I like many innovators design things on paper, and came up with a concept to drop food shipments to starving Africans to avoid the shipments being captured by guerillas that would then hold the food for ransom, selling it to the starving people who were suppose to get it for free.
The concept of food drop, I sent to the UN’s habitat for humanity project, DAVOS, you name it. Got some nice thank you emails back. I have some other great concepts for food planting, along the forest concept using UAVs that simultaneously explode landmines left from past wars. Richard Branson’s foundation liked the concept.
Over the last 3-years, I have had about 200 UAV concepts for military (sent most of them to DARPA, USAFRL) and civilian usage, you name it, every conceivable or potential application here and for other planets, along with UUV (underwater unmanned vehicles) and UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles). So, I sent those ideas to the best possible places to spur on their innovative needs. I think you should consider this, no matter what type of innovations you create.
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