You can register an innovation (marketing, process, product, organizational) in the system. To do this, you can call the Add action available in:
- the innovations list ()
- the Innovations tab available from the profile of a person, company or scientific institution.
It is necessary to complete the form with the required data (Name and owner, Innovation details, Patent protection) and to approve the operation.
You need to complete a profile, which will be validated by the Inventorum team in order to add an innovation. The System will notify you of the validation result.
Joining to the innovation
You can associate yourself with the existing innovation in two way.
An attempt to associate is initiated if you enter the existing name of innovation when adding. In this case, the system displays an informational message that the innovation already exists in the database. You can select “Join to this innovation”, in which case you will only have to determine your relationship with the innovation.
Also, you can add another innovation of the same name. Just select a suitable value in the presented window.
In the innovation profile is available the “Join to this innovation” action. In this case, the filling of the form is required. This form establishes the relation between user and innovation. The owner of the innovation must confirm this relation. After form filling, the authorization request message will be sent.
When the entity (i) has created the association with the innovation and (ii) the user that can accept this association does not exist, then this association is accepted automatically. The entity becomes the administrator > entity function = owner/co-owner.
Linking from another entity to my innovation
The person managing the innovation may associate other entities with it. It is possible to link an existing entity in the system. In order to link, you should select the “Entities” tab in the innovation profile view and select “Add entity”. After filling in the data in the form, an invitation will be sent to this person. The link must be accepted.
Adding the intellectual property protection to the innovation
It is possible to add the intellectual property protection (patent) to the innovation immediately in the third step of the form for adding the innovation or from the innovation profile via the “Add protection” action available under the “Security” tab. The user with the editing access to innovation data can register a protection.
Note: You can specify multiple intellectual property protections for one innovation.
Specifying the implementation data
You can specify the details of the implementation of the innovation in this company for all related companies in the innovation profile in the “Entities” tab. You can specify here what impact the innovation had, e.g., on price, quality, availability, and environment. You can go to the implementation details view, which is available for editing, through the “Show more details” link in the list for a given company.