GE and Quirky Partner to Inspire Invention
Posted ago by Baron
This morning, at a live-broadcast press conference, Quirky and GE announced the beginning of an innovative new partnership, designed to give inventors unprecedented access to some of the world’s finest product technologies and resources.
The partnership will consist of two parts: a groundbreaking platform where GE will open thousands of its most promising patents and technologies to the Quirky community for the development of new consumer products; and a co-branded initiative to build a full line of app-enabled devices for the home, revolutionizing fields such as health, security, water and air through GE’s advanced manufacturing tools and technologies. This new line of products will be co-branded Wink: Instantly Connected.
As you can imagine, this announcement is far too big for a single post, so head to Quirky.com/GE to learn more about this exciting new project. GE’s patent platform will be officially unveiled this May, but the submission process for Wink: Instantly Connected has already begun: check out Quirky.com/ideas/GE to pitch your app-enabled invention. Our first Wink Eval will be held next Wednesday, April 17th, with a ton of great events and announcements to follow, so don’t waste any time getting started!
In the meantime, if you missed the live press conference, you can watch the full recording of the event below. We’ll also be holding a GE-focused Feedback Friday broadcast this Friday at 3pm EST, so if you’ve got any questions or concerns regarding the partnership, tune in to have them answered live.