I am the founder of the unique "bachelor of innovation" family of degrees, now serving 600+ students across 22 different majors, see innovation.uccs.edu
Every semester we do 40-50 innovation team projects with clients. Normally I meet enough clients via networking but with covid that has been scaled back so we have room for more clients for the fall which starts in 2 weeks, so I am actively looking and I thought I would offer this opportunity to the Edison nation community.
If you have an invention you want to help move toward getting it out, and would like to have the help of one of our innovation teams please message me or just signup at https://innovation.uccs.edu/prospective-clients/ Majors include Computer Science, Cyber Security, Game Design, EE, and Data Analytics in engineering + chemistry + 8 (most) fields of business + early childhood education + plus multiple "arts" including Digital Film Making, Music, Gallery and Museum Practice, Women and ethnic studies We do expect projects to be multi-disciplinary and involve a diverse set of students from different majors and ideally at least 2 different colleges. We have done a wide range of projects, from rapid prototypes (software/ee-type), market research, marketing materials, help with crowdfunding campaigns, game development, business development, educational materials, and a lot more. Note students are not supposed to use their "social networks", but can help clients with social media platforms for marketing using the clients contacts.All our students have taken courses in intellectual property and can help on provisional patents. Students can deal with Non-disclosure agreements and sometimes IP assignment.
Clients are expected to provide direction and have 30min to 1hr per week meeting (video/phone fine) with the team. There is no up-front fees, we hope that if the students provide you value, then you give back to the program later.
This is an opportunity for you to take a yet-to-be-submitted idea and flush it out, take rejected idea and try to update it with new market data/analysis, and maybe add material to an in-progress submission (if that is allowed by edison-nation. )
Feel free to message me if you have questions.