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2. Where is the market and who are the customers?

To earn money on your invention, you must first check the market. You need to assess whether there is a need for the product and whether it has a good chance in competition with others.

Think about:

  • Is the technology forward-looking, so that it is viable in a few years time?
  • What is the market willing to pay for the product?
  • Which markets are you going to invest in, where are you going to produce your product and how do you intend to distribute it?
  • How are you going to make the product known in the market and who are your competitors?
  • What are the benefits of your product compared to your competitors'?
  • Should you go alone or do you need partners?

There are many questions to consider, and you need to develop a strategy to work structured and targeted.

Read more about IPR strategy on the page "I have an idea"

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