Bringing external knowledge to adjust a solution to the market
LB is an entrepreneur with deep expertise in engineering. He’s constantly applying his academic knowledge to the development of new solutions for different markets. During the COVID-19, bored with his free time, he and some colleagues from different expertise fields developed an innovative health device with materials he found at his home and home office. Seeing the potential of his invention, LB engaged external experts in the field of health to contribute to the transformation of the invention into innovation, meaning developing a solution valuable and accepted by the market. LB knew exactly who he wanted to engage, based on the knowledge he knew he was missing and knowing who owned that specific knowledge and ability to bring added value to the project. The collaboration was fruitful and ended up in a refined prototype. With this prototype, the solution was, then, protected by patent.