Inventors Council of Central Florida


Learning Resources

 There are unlimited resources on the web.  Here are a few which we have found helpful to the inventor.  If you have contributions to this list please contact us with a link and a brief description of the service including why you found it helpful to you and we will get it posted for you.

Getting an idea is the easiest part of inventing.  That is when the real work begins.  The successful inventor is the one who manages to convert their idea into a profitable product. C lick on this brief outline to download a .pdf file which explains some main steps in the development process.

Business Organizations 

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Brevard Workforce Aerospace Workforce Transition Program - Here are the resources to assist aerospace workers to redirect their talents productively.

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Entrepreneurial Innovation - TIM MARTIN- CP, LP, FAAOP - a HIGHLY successful inventor of medical devices who gives tax and small business and inventor coaching. There is free access to a 40 minute introductory video (CLICK ON COMPLEMENTARY ACCESS LINK AT BOTTOM LEFT OF PAGE) on how to make the most of your invention, protect your assets, reduce tax burden and monetize your idea, etc. Tim Martin routinely seeks to acquire medical technologies from other inventors.

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National Entrepreneur Center - Need help getting your business off the ground? Here is a treasure trove of free and inexpensive help.


At the National Entrepreneur Center, we are dedicated to fostering the spark of a new business idea, supporting business growth, and providing resources to the mighty oaks of small business in Central Florida.

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National Paralegal College - Need to understand more about patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Here is a resource which was found for us by the kids at an after school program in Colorado. (This is where you, dear reader, should feel bad for not sending us what you have found.) NPC is a for profit paralegal school but they have some free resources which can clear up your questions about patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Take a look here and Kudos to After School Care Programs and their bright kids.

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Innovation Engineering Labs - is headed up by Doug Hall, the most successful marketing person at Procter and Gamble ever. He started Eureka Ranch about 20 years ago, took a swing through Planet Eureka, and is now Innovation Engineering Labs. He is "Enabling Innovation By Everyone, Everywhere, Every Day." A key point of his program is the 20/20 program which is about how to cut costs 20% and grow revenue by 20%.

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SATOP Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program - SATOP is a NASA funded technology assistance program where you may get up to 40 hours of free high tech assistance. It is free to find out if your busines qualifies.

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SCORE Template Gallery - SCORE has a ton of templates for just about everything necessary to start up a business. Don't forget to check out their other services. They are retired businessmen who volunteer their expertise to help you succeed in your business. They also have free business consuling and business classes for a modest fee.

Inventor's Organizations 

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Edison Innnovators Association - SW FL’s one-stop connection for inventors, product innovators, and aspiring minds.  We are here to help you protect and move your idea forward efficiently and safely by educating and connecting experts & beginners alike!



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Inventors Society of South Florida - This is a comprehensive inventors site with links to a broad array of resources. They are located in the Ft. Lauderdale Area.





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North Florida Inventors Group - This is an inventors group located in Jacksosville area. Their claim to fame is the Pitch in the Park Innovation Festival held in January.
Get connected on their Meetup Group which shows when and where the next meeting is.


InventorEd.Org - Here you can find general inventor education. It has a list of invention submission and other organizations that you would best avoid. Before shelling out cash to an organization to "help" you check them against this list.

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UIA.Org - Here is essentially the mother of Inventor Organizations. Virtually all other inventor organizations are members of this one. Since 1990, the UIA is the national 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to inventor education and support. Their Mission is to provide reliable information to inventors, as well as Certification to groups and inventor-friendly firms who agree to comply with rigorous professional and ethical standards.

Research 

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NuEnergy.org - Alternative Free Energy Research Archive - Here is a great source for information on energy research which is not main stream.





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Patent Pending Blog - This is a fascinating dive into the development of a plethora of inventions we take for granted. Bob Shaver is a patent attorney located in Boise, Idaho, who enjoys technology of all kinds. His love for technology and history has resulted in a blog which boils down some complex evolutions into something which can be digested quickly. He is a Patent Attorney at Shaver and Swanson, LLP in Boise, Idaho. Thanks for doing this Bob.


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Quackit.com - If you are building a website, here is a great resouorce for learning HTML. Most everything I learned to make this website came from Quackit. They have a ton of code samples you can copy to your own website then modify to your liking.

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