Opfind.nu - Consultancy services for inventors
National as well as internationally, companies and corporations
are increasingly looking to use external ideas as a source of
innovation and technological advancement.
Hence, the boundaries between companies and the outside environment
have become more permeable; innovations can easily transfer inward
The central idea to this development is that in a world of
widely distributed knowledge, companies cannot afford to rely
entirely on their own research, but should instead buy or license
processes or inventions (e.g. patents) from other companies and
The Consultancy Services for Inventors is a scheme financed by
the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education and
operated by the Centre for Ideas and Innovation at the Danish
The counselling is free and for any individual who owns the
rights to an invention.
All individuals addressing the service are offered basic
counselling based on the web-based counselling tool "Inventor's 10
Steps", which has been developed specifically for the users of the
In addition, individual basic counselling is offered once the
inventor has met the operator's requirements to preparation.
In the event of particularly promising inventions, the inventor may
be granted additional counseling. To achieve this, the invention is
assessed by an external board in order to evaluate the commercial
potential. If granted additional counseling, the inventor gains
access to 150 hours of counseling.
The Consultancy Services for Inventors provide advice for
inventors in order to achieve successful commercialization of
inventions, research and other commercially promising ideas to
Our users include researchers, students, craftsmen, specialists
and others who have made an invention, who own the rights to the
invention and who intend to commercialize their invention through a
licensing agreement with an existing company.
The consultancy services for inventors help clarify the
potential of an invention and assess whether the invention may
- Realized technically and commercially
- Protected by patents, design protection or otherwise
- Strengthened by the development of prototypes or other
- Sold to an existing company via a licensing agreement
Annually, the consultancy service provides advice to
approx. 4500-6000 Danish inventors.
For further information see contact