We need public high-risk funding to make tools for niche markets
Without a grant from the public foundation "Forebyggelsesfonden", our SmartMover wouldn't have been helping out 400 workers everyday. Now the foundation has closed, and we're super sad to see it...Read More
Without protection of our ideas – no business
Some accuse patents of opposing innovation and entrepreneurship. Others think every startup should remember to apply for patents. We have been getting patents for our inventions ever since we founded...Read More
Crowdfunding Tips #5: Post-crowdfunding and how not to please your community
A last-minute partnership with Posturite changed our manufacturing process a great deal. We felt confident that everyone would win on the partnership, but the aftermatch of the decision turned out...Read More
Low-tech Idea Generation: The Idea Box
Here is a simple tip to improve the idea flow: A wooden box that will store light-bulb moments for later. Before our projects become Research & Development and Intellectual Property...Read More
SCRUM #3: Does Scrum improve the products?
After years of tweaking Scrum for our processes, here's our thought on what Scrum does to the products we develop We've been talking about why we wanted another framework than...Read More
Crowdfunding Tips #4: Launch and Keep the Campaign Boiling
After months of preparation the day finally arrived: It was time to push the button and set our Kickstarter-campaign into motion. Prepared with high spirits and chilled beer we gathered...Read More
SCRUM #2: Our Scrum – Tweaked for Physical Inventions
Scrum was originally made for software developers, but with a little tweaking it can be very useful for product development as well. In this post we will share some practical...Read More
News: New commercial partner for Upclimber
After two years of development Upclimber is almost ready for launch - and we're proud to announce our commercial partner for the Danish market: Danilift. Working with Danilift is a...Read More
Crowdfunding Tips #3: Networking BEFORE campaign-launch
By building a solid community before launching your campaign, you massively increase your chance of success. We didn't do a very good job at systematizing our own network and create...Read More
SCRUM #1: Scrum and why we are using it for product development
Scrum is mostly associated with software development, but in the search of a more agile methodology we stole the design process from software developers, and tweaked it for physical inventing....Read More
News: We are a Gazelle!
As of 30th November we are officially a Gazelle-company - a nomination the newspaper Børsen annually gives companies that have had continuous growth during a four year period and doubled...Read More
Crowdfunding Tips #2: What should my campaign video look like?
After deciding that Kickstarter was the right path for OPLØFT, we had two months to prepare the content of the campaign. It may sound like a lot, but knowing that...Read More
The business model of modern inventors
Smash hit inventions that solve a simple problem for millions of people might supply the inventor with sufficient royalty-funds for a lifetime. But those smashhits are rare. Jackpot-rare. Instead of...Read More
Crowdfunding Tips #1: Should we crowdfund this?
The office was tense with excitement, when our campaign went online on the 20. April 2016. Huge effort was put into preparing the campaign in the hope of improving the...Read More
Upclimber – A business within the business
Lolle & Nielsen Inventions owns a lot of products, projects and patents, but after inventing the Upclimber-system, we decided to give the system it's own company. This is our thoughts...Read More
Hustle your way to a physical mockup – and fail fast
Between digital sketching and prototyping a new project we always build a physical mockup to test our concept in the real world. Before we start building the mockup we talk...Read More
3 reasons we are hiring students to help us grow
Last week two students entered the doors at our office for the first time - students we have just hired from Technical University of Denmark to help us expand the...Read More
Software can’t haul bricks
"Atoms are a drag", Jeff Jarvis states in his book "What would google do" - essentially meaning that real world stuff sucks. This might be true in the sense, that...Read More
How we became inventors
In the first post we promised to keep the egocentric content to a bare minimum. But first things first, so let's introduce ourselves: Today Lolle & Nielsen Inventions is essentially...Read More
Why would we wanna write a blog!?
Hello world, and welcome to the very first blogpost on our very own blog! Before we get the actual thing rolling, I want to take a moment to explain...Read More
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