Pitch it to the Panel™
OF THE INSTITUTE OF INVENTORS & INNOVATORS™ (iii (1976))
Pitch it to the Panel is a most popular service provided by the Institute of Inventors and Innovators™ (iii), which has been in existence since 1976, (III been in existence since 1973/4)
PITTP™ is conducted on Saturdays so as to enable people working during the week, to attend such meetings. Others can now also commute from more distant places around the country to participate.
Similarly, the iii is successful in being able to assemble a panel of highly qualified, experienced people on a Saturday. The PITTP™ panel varies, but generally involves a variety of expertise. Such a panel usually consists of patent Lawyers/Attorneys, Industrial Designers, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronic Engineer, Computer Engineer, Electronic Specialist, Agriculturist, Environmentalist, Horticulturist, Funding Agent, Actuary, Successful Inventors, Businessmen and Entrepreneurs. Critical freethinkers, all with decades of experience and successes.
Before exposing your idea to the panel, you will be provided with a Confidentiality document, signed by the panel.
The panel will expand on the “concept”, critically – but constructively. Provisional IP patent searches are usually tested and commercialization discussed.
Manufacture, costs and pricing is debated and related to marketing and sales. Design, function, materials, presentation, packaging, shipping, transport, functionality, practicality, etc will also be considered. Alternatives might be proposed or suggested where thought necessary or needed. Funding is usually also discussed and anything else beneficial to the Inventor and the product. A one hour time slot is allocated to each participant,so it is essential to present the product clearly to allow feedback time from the Panel. You may present more than one project, so long as they fall within the allocated one hour period slot and not infringe on other participants time.
As PITTP™ is very, very popular, it is essential that you confirm your booking and time slot urgently. With proof of payment – first come, first served. Only seven inventors can be handled on the day so Book Now! online!
Finally, Pitches are only held ± every 8 weeks through the year or 5 pitches pa depending on demand. More PITTP™’s can be arranged if the demand is great enough. We look forward to meeting you.
To present your idea to Pitch It To The Panel™ (PITTP™), it is required that you are a member of the Institute of Inventors and Innovators™ (iii). The fee is an annual payment of R300-00 and for those wishing to make more of a contribution we would welcome that as we are after all a NPC (Non-Profit Company). The normal fee to Pitch It To The Panel™ (PITTP™) is R495-00 per pitch session.
However, for the Pitching this year (2018) the total membership fee will be R795-00 including your R300 membership fee now for 2018 subscription, any further Pitches you need to make thereafter during the year will be R495-00 per session as normal. Payment should be made in advance to acquire an allotted time slot.
So Book Now! online!
Further, please use your first name and surname + PITTP™ as reference for all payments. Please confirm your payment by email to email@example.com and simultaneously to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
On receipt of proof of payment, a time slot will be allocated and confirmed with you.
Please acknowledge receipt of these pages, plus the the location of the venue below. Please include contact numbers – landline and cell.
A data projector will be available to you, should you need it, but please bring your own computer. Should you need anything else, we will try and assist you.
These sessions are available via SKYPE and Face Time; SKYPE preferred. Necessary if you are outside Gauteng & do not wish to travel as there are travel constraints (logistical or financial) issues that must be considered.
The venue is “Resolution Circle Towers”, Nickel Board Room ,Milpark, JHB.There is ample secure parking,
DIRECTIONS TO RESOLUTION CIRCLE TOWERS:-
If you use a GPS the map coordinates are S26°10.952′ E28°01.117′
If you use a map book the grid reference is DT 98.
Or the old fashioned directions; in Milpark, travelling West along Empire Rd. go under the flyover then turn first right into Barry Hertzog Rd. then turn next right into Napier Rd. use No 2 Entrance just before the bridge on Napier Rd.
For any further information please contact Gordon on 011 487 1536 or 083 252 1848 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not come along and ” PITCH IT TO THE PANEL”™