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Students Pack Inventionland for 2014 WQED Invention Convention!

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What does it look like when a couple hundred middle school students take over our creative work space for a day full of inventing fun?

We found out exactly what that looked like last Friday, April 4th, when Inventionland hosted the 2014 WQED Design Lives Here Invention Convention!

Students in grade sixth through eighth from Franklin Regional Middle School, Seneca Valley School District’s Haine Middle School and Bethel Park School District’s Independence Middle School unleashed their creative sides during the day-long inventing extravaganza.

As usual, this year’s Invention Convention helped to support STEM education, or the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The day included a few inventing challenges, but highlighted one in particular, where students teamed up to pitch new invention ideas to our very own team of Inventionland Creationeers.

Here’s just a peek at this year’s WQED Invention Convention:

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WQED’s Invention Convention Kicks Off Tomorrow at Inventionland!

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Baseball is back; the weather has started to warm up; and, finally some things are starting to blossom outside. Tomorrow, inside of our creative design facility, Inventionland, creativity will be blossoming, too. The 2014 WQED Design Lives Here Invention Convention is back!

This year, organizers plan to welcome over 220 students, teachers, mentors and special guests from three area schools to Inventionland for a day full of everything-inventing! Students from Franklin Regional Middle School, Seneca Valley School District’s Haine Middle School and Bethel Park School District’s Independence Middle School will unlock their creativity inside Inventionland at the Invention Convention.

Tomorrow’s event begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. Similar to both of last year’s successful Invention Conventions, students in grades 6-8, who have been learning about the engineering design process, will compete in various inventing challenges.

This year, the inventing challenges include:

The Zip Line - where students design and build something that can carry a ping pong ball from the top of a zip line string to the bottom in four seconds or less.

The Invention Challenge– where students present an invention idea that they have been working on prior to coming to the Invention Convention. Tomorrow, students will pitch their invention ideas to our very own team of Inventionland Creationeers!

The Design Lives Here Invention Convention is based on the PBS show Design Squad Nation and is designed to inspire the inventors and engineers of tomorrow.

What better place to inspire young creators than our very own design facility and the largest invention factory in America, Inventionland?

We can’t wait to see and share what these aspiring inventors come up with!

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Jade No-Burn Cookware Leaves HOT Impression on QVC!

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Were you “In the Kitchen with David” on Sunday, March 30? QVC’s popular kitchen show featured the Jade No-Burn Pan that was designed at Inventionland for the Love Cooking Company and the revolutionary new cooking product did not disappoint!

QVC host David Venable, along with Culinary Professional and Jade No-Burn Pan spokesman Chef Tony Notaro showcased the many capabilities of the seven-in-one pan.

At one point in the piece, Chef Tony referred to the pan’s kitchen capabilities saying, “It’s absolutely mind-blowing!”

To prove just how much the Jade No-Burn Pan can do, the dynamic kitchen duo demonstrated several dishes, including everything from grilled chicken and sausage to sauteed rice and macaroni and cheese.

After only seven minutes on the air, Venable let viewers know that 1,000 pans had already been purchased and that the phone lines continued to ring off the hook!

Speaking of phones ringing, Chef Tony gave an awesome everyday example of just why the Jade No-Burn Pan can benefit anyone who cooks with it.

“If you get a phone call or the kids call you and you get distracted, you don’t have to worry about the food burning,” said Chef Tony.

Sound unbelievable? Chef Tony thought so, too… until he cooked with the pan.

“When they first told me about this pan… I didn’t believe it, till I cooked with it. Now, I’m sold,” said Chef Tony.

While the secret is not in the sauce, it  IS inside of the pan! Part of Sunday’s demonstration included showing off the revolutionary jade technology that allows the pan to heat up to medium heat and maintain that temperature, making it impossible to burn your food.

“It is an amazing little piece of technology…,” said Venable. “It regulates the perfect medium heat.”

The Jade No-Burn Pan is now available in black, platinum, copper and red varieties. Venable suggested that there may be even more options for the pan in the future.

“This is just the first of more to come, if you guys tell us you like it,” said Venable.

That sounds “D-lightful!” Stay tuned for more news and reviews of Love Cooking Company’s Jade No-Burn Pan that we designed at Inventionland!

For now, check out the Jade No-Burn Pan on QVC!

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This product was developed at Inventionland for a corporate client.

QVC’s Sunday Line-Up to Include World’s First, and Inventionland’s Own, No-Burn Pan!

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For the third month in a row, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer is scheduled to feature a product that was designed at Inventionland!

This time, it’s the Jade No-Burn Pan. It’s a 7-in-1 pan with revolutionary technology to prevent food from burning.

If you think there’s no way it can be done, tune in to QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David” this Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. to see Culinary Professional Chef Tony prove it!

You see, with the Jade No-Burn Pan, we’re talking about cooking up more than just your standard scrambled eggs or grilled cheese sandwich. According to the product’s packaging, which was also designed at Inventionland, the Jade No-Burn Pan allows users to slow cook, make sauce, deep fry, sear, stove-top bake, sauté or stew food without burning it.

That’s seven incredible features in just one pan!

If you want to see the Jade No-Burn Pan in action, don’t forget to tune in to QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David” on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.!

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This product was developed at Inventionland for a corporate client.

Davison Was Recently on the Road at Trade Shows

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Within the past few weeks, we have been busy showing off our Davison-designed products at trade shows in both Orlando, FL and Chicago, IL!

Without a doubt, March has been been extremely busy. Whether we were at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL or the 2014 International Home + Housewares in Chicago, IL, one thing is for sure, we are “D-lighted” with how our Davison-designed products showed at both shows!

From March 12-14 at the 2014 Global Pet Expo, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL was filled with pet-tastic activity. We are happy to say that several products that were developed at our creative design facility, Inventionland, were showcased at the pet industry’s largest annual trade show.

Some of the big-name retailers at the 2014 Global Pet Expo included Bed Bath & Beyond, Purina, PetSmart, Sam’s Club, Christmas Tree Shops, Tractor Supply Company, LTD Commodities and Petland.

Additionally, we are extremely proud of the way our products performed showed at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, IL. While at the trade show, some products that were designed at Inventionland knocked it out of the park with their nominations for International Housewares Association Innovation Awards!

Many Davison products that were designed at Inventionland were featured at the trade show and we have a feeling that some exciting product news may be in our near future!

All in all, this is shaping up to be a busy year and we couldn’t be more excited!

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While Davison regularly attends trade shows in a number of industries, it does not promise that any particular client product will be, or is likely to be, presented or discussed at a trade show.

Davison Gets Back “In the Kitchen with David” on QVC – TONIGHT!

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It pretty much goes without saying that we are always thrilled when we see a new Davison-designed product on store shelves; but, when those “store shelves” happen to be QVC… well, we just can’t quit talking about it!

We are excited to announce that the Davison-designed Miracle Loaf stuffed meatloaf pan is slated to be on QVC’s “In the Kitchen with David” at 8:00 p.m. tonight!

The Miracle Loaf is an innovative pan that came from the mind of one of our clients, who wanted a convenient way to add favorite “sides” like mashed potatoes, stuffing or macaroni and cheese to the main course, a meatloaf!

So, we designed the Miracle Loaf stuffed meatloaf pan, which includes a non-stick baking pan, removable drip tray and cavity and seal press. Users simply press one layer of meatloaf into the bottom of the pan, press down to create a convenient cavity, fill with their favorite “stuffer,” add the second layer of meatloaf, press to seal and bake!

It didn’t take long for Love Cooking Company to take an interest in the Miracle Loaf and the cutting-edge cookware and bakeware company quickly licensed the perfect meal-making product.

Tonight, QVC is to showcase the Miracle Loaf on their popular cooking show, “In the Kitchen with David.” You may recall that another innovate Davison-designed Love Cooking Company product, the Cool Bake, was featured on “In the Kitchen with David” last September!

See what creations QVC comes up with using the Miracle Loaf tonight!

Tune in to “In the Kitchen with David” on QVC at 8:00 p.m. to see the Davison-designed Miracle Loaf stuffed meatloaf pan in action!

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The client has not earned a net profit on this product

Thank You for Over 9,000 Facebook ‘Likes’

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Thank you for helping us get over 9,000 ‘Likes’ on Facebook! Next stop is 10,000! If you haven’t hit the ‘Like’ button on our Facebook page yet, click here for a “Better Way” to get news about Davison and the invention world!

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Davison Products Have Sold in 1,200 Stores!

Davison News, Product News

It seems like only yesterday when our founder and CEO, George Davison excitedly smashed a 9-liter bottle of champagne in our creative workspace, Inventionland, in celebration of reaching a monumental company milestone:

Though that was not long ago, we have continued to add retailers at astounding rates. Today, we’re pleased to announce that the number of stores and online retailers that have carried Davison-designed products and packaging solutions has reached 1,200!

According to Davison, Walmart was the invention industry leader’s first store; but, in 25 years, many more retailers have been added to the list of stores that have carried Davison designs.

Davison’s own invention dream launched the company back in 1989. Since then, he has perfected his Better Way to Invent and brought all aspects of the inventing process under one roof, Inventionland, the 61,000 square foot design facility that churns out 2,200 – 2,400 new inventions each year for every day inventors and corporate clients, alike.

As an inventor, Davison said that one of his greatest rewards is seeing Davison-designed products reach store shelves.

“I find it extremely rewarding to bring an idea for a new product to life… then, actually see it in packaging and on the store shelf. There is nothing more exciting,” said Davison.

Today, you can find Davison-designed products and packaging solutions in big-name retailers like Target, Kohl’s and The Home Depot. There are also hundreds of niche retailers that have added that Davison “D” to their store shelves.

See some of the products that have sold in stores and online here.

Inventionland Makes Local Headlines – AGAIN!

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Not only was last Friday’s WQED Invention Convention, which was hosted at Inventionland, featured on KDKA news on Friday night, our creative design facility has been featured in local newspapers this week, too!

Pittsburgh’s TRIB LIVE has featured an article about the Mt. Pleasant area gifted program students, who recently toured through our creative workspace.

According to the story, the students’ instructor hopes their tour continues to inspire the students for their very own upcoming inventing competition.

“Rachel Long, the district’s gifted program instructor, is hopeful the students will use the knowledge gained at Inventionland to inspire their own inventions for the upcoming invention convention scheduled for Dec. 12 at Yough Intermediate Middle School, she said.”

Read the entire TRIB LIVE article about the Mount Pleasant students’ tour here!

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Inventionland “Invention Convention” Makes CBS News!

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It is nothing new for our creative design facility, Inventionland, to open its doors to welcome eager young minds to tour through on a regular basis. But, it is not everyday that 250 of those eager minds meet at Inventionland to explore their ideas and share them with our Creationeers.

However, that was exactly the case for the 2013 Invention Convention, which was held at Inventionland last Friday. The event, which was sponsored by WQED’s Design Lives Here, attracted middle school students from across the region, who competed in four different inventing activities.

Those four interactive activities included the Speedy Shelter, Zip Line, Paddle Power and Invention Challenge.

During the Invention Challenge, students teamed up and pitched their own invention ideas to our CEO and Founder, Mr. Davison, and our talented cast of Creationeers, including Executive Director of Design Nathan Field, John Margolis, Jason Rogge, Nikki Egleton and Sharon George.

Mr. Davison said the event was a huge success and just the beginning of a growing partnership with WQED.

“Our partnership with WQED in the development of S.T.E.M.(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Curriculum and entertainment for our middle school children is one of our emerging initiatives. You will see our commitment grow in this area over the next few years. We have worked together for years now and the program and number of children participating is growing rapidly. It was a great convention in Inventionland, but it was difficult to pick the winner amongst all those hopeful kids. In the end, we selected one team but they all tried their best and did a great job… each and every one of them!” said Mr. Davison.

The Invention Convention was such a success that even KDKA was on the scene. The local CBS-affiliate covered the event for their Friday evening newscast.

Mr. Davison told KDKA’s Rick Dayton that “All this creativity is in these children… It’s just a matter of what we do to bring it out.”

You can also read KDKA’s story here. See more photos from the 2013 WQED Invention Convention below:

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