12/17/2010, Düsseldorf / Germany


Got the next big idea?

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Calling all inventors

This is an important message for all those inventors, boffins and creative minds out there – Henkel would like to know all about your patented or patent-pending concepts or inventions. With the Henkel Innovation Partnership Program, the company is hoping to make direct contact with independent inventors and encourage them to submit their ideas.

Henkel has a clear mission, namely to enhance its position as a “Global leader with brands and technologies.” This vision can, however, only be sustainably realized through a constant innovation stream. Keen to further strengthen creativity, performance and efficiency in its innovation activities, Henkel has long looked beyond its bounds to supplement its internal expertise – seeking successful collaborations with research establishments, universities and other companies, and also direct interaction with independent inventors.

With its Innovation Partnership Program, Henkel is hoping to make contact with creative minds who are in possession of published patent applications, patent grants, registered designs or utility models relating to relevant products and processes. Indeed, the only prerequisite is that the patented ideas provide a proper fit with the brands and technologies of the company’s three business sectors: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies.

The application process is quick and simple – candidates should simply go to www.henkel.com/innovation and then click on a link entitled “Henkel Innovation Partnership Program.” This will bring up an online form ready for completion and dispatch.

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA