Leeds-based invention platform aims to make dreams come true

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They cheerfully admit some people might call them dreamers or even “super product nerds”.

But, somewhat unsurprisingly, Owen Williams and Ollie Yates prefer to see themselves as the men who can help good things happen.

While running a small product design consultancy, Owen and Ollie noticed just how many people have ideas for great inventions but lack the budget or time to make them become a reality.

And, as a result, they have now set up a Leeds-based collaborative invention platform called Invent Me.

It aims to provide connections between people with tangible tech ideas and the designers, engineers and other experts who can get them off the ground.

Users of the platform are also able to benefit from advice on funding bodies and contacts with forward-thinking companies.

Owen told Digital City: “Although we’re just getting started, our mission is clear – we won’t let good ideas go to waste.

“We’re also driven by our enthusiasm for harnessing the power of the crowd so that everyone can contribute to the products they believe in.

“With a dedicated community behind us that pitches in time, specialist skills and resources, we have the ability to create innovations that really have an impact.”

Owen added: “Leeds is one of the hottest cities in the UK right now – the digital scene is thriving and the sense of community is unrivalled.”

For further information about the platform, visit the www.inventme.co.uk website or follow @goinventme on Twitter.

The Yorkshire Evening Post recently launched a new Digital City platform in partnership with Sky Betting & Gaming.

The platform is designed to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.