We provide free market research tools and new product development papers for use by those developing new products in general, plus several tools for specific industries.
Market and Industry Research Tools For
New Product Development and Inventors
Evaluating Inventions 269K .pdf Adobe Acrobat document
The process we use to evaluate and improve the Potential for Success of an invention.
How to Learn More About a Company by Examining its Products
Procedure for "hands on" competitive product analysis.
Web Site Review Procedure
Web site evaluation process, especially for company web sites. Tips for improving web site design, search engine placement and customer satisfaction. Explains how to use the process to find competitive intelligence.
Economical Prototypes Adobe Acrobat document
Independent inventor and small firm guide to constructing prototypes on a tight budget.
Technology Forecast: A Customer Validation Tool for Emerging Technologies
The basics of Technological Forecasting and TRIZ - how they can be used to determine if there is really a market for an innovative new product or technology, and how rapidly the new technology might "take off".
Innovation Lag 273K .pdf Adobe Acrobat document
Process to determine the aggressiveness of a specific industry.
Industry Research Desk
Clearing house to several market research tools.
How to Research the Industry Relevant to Your Invention
IAS Presentation 13 May 2006
Bird Flu in Pets, Dogs and Cats
Pet Bird Flu Information Center
Clearinghouse for information on pet bird flu / avian flu for pet owners
Cat Bird Flu Information Center
Clearinghouse for information on cat bird flu / avian flu for cat owners
Dog Bird Flu Information Center
Clearinghouse for information on dog bird flu / avian flu for dog owners
Marine / Boating Industry Market Research Tools and Papers
Power Boat Industry Statistics
Boat building industry statistics, number of boats, number of marine drives, economic impact of boating, marine retail and boat dealer statistics, boater statistics, boating accident statistics, boat buyer customer satisfaction index, etc. On our RBBI site.
Boat Manufacturers Directory - Power Boats
Extensive list of boat manufacturers links for use in learning about the industry or selecting a new boat.
Yacht Manufacturers Directory extensive list of yacht builders and useful sites for for yacht buyers and yacht owners.
Boat Carbon Footprint Information Center calculate your
boat's carbon footprint.
Outboard Motor Manufacturers Directory and Information Center
Extensive list of outboard motor manufacturer links, links to parts manuals, service manuals and operators manuals, and other information for outboard owners and those considering purchasing an outboard engine.
Marine Stern Drive Production Volumes and Market Shares: An Overview
Identifies major manufacturers and provides current and historical production volumes and market share data. On our RBBI site.
Propeller Industry Market Research
Recreational Boat Propeller Market Research. Extensive set of links developed to follow propeller manufacturers, technologies, propeller repair, propeller selection and prop safety issues focusing specifically on propellers for outboard motors. Also useful by boaters trying to find a propeller for their boat. On our RBBI site.
Propeller Guard Information Center
Current and emerging marine propeller guard technologies including use of sensors to detect people and debris near marine propellers on recreational boats. Also covers recent and pending court cases, including Sprietsma v. Mercury Marine. On our RBBI site.
Marketing New Marine Drive Concepts Similar to Outboards and Stern Drives: a Difficult Path for Independent Inventors and Small Companies
Identifies problems for Independent Inventors bringing a marine drive to market, companies that might license the drive and areas to focus on in addition to technical development. On our RBBI site.
Propeller Driven Recreational Marine Drives: Learning from the Past with an Eye to the Future 145K .pdf Adobe acrobat file
Discusses current designs, identifies several emerging designs, related technologies and trends. On our RBBI site.
U.S. Commercialization of Innovative, Propeller Driven Recreational Marine Drive Designs
The effect of industry dynamics and relationships on drive innovation. On our RBBI site
Marine Drive Design Blog
My thoughts and events surrounding marine drive design since the two papers above. On our RBBI site.
U.S. Large Vessel and Ship Populations
Number of large vessels and ships by type, trends and issues in shipbuilding.
Marine Diesel Engines & Marine Gas Turbines Information Center
Applications and market for large marine diesel engines and marine gas turbines.
RBBI Propeller Calculator calculates boat speed, propeller pitch, gear ratio, slip, and engine RPM.
Downloadable Adobe viewer for Adobe Acrobat documents.
See our Research Papers and Tools for several other specific industries on our
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