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George Davison Gives Invention Tips On South Dakota Radio Show

On KORN 1490 AM in Sioux Falls, George Davison talks about Inventionland and Davison’s Better Way to invent. He also explains how an invention goes from an idea to a store shelf. Listen…

TRIB Live Reports on Local Students Visiting Inventionland

Students from the Mt. Pleasant area recently took a tour of our creative-design facility, Inventionland to pull some inspiration for their own inventions. Students from Yough Intermediate Middle School will be having their very own invention convention that will take place on December 12!

George Davison Returns To Ocean City Radio Show To Talk Inventing

George Davison makes his second appearance on WOCM FM in Ocean City. Comparing his vision to a cross between Willy Wonka and Thomas Edison, he talks about Inventionland, Davison’s Better Way to Invent and his own personal inventing story. Listen…

George Davison Gives Inventing Advice On Wxbr 1460 Am In Boston

In an entertaining interview, George Davison talks about his personal invention journey, gives prospective inventors advice about patenting, showcases some Davison-designed products and discusses Davison’s Better Way to invent. Listen…

George Davison Joins Popular Omaha Radio Show To Talk Inventing

George Davison is a guest on The Dean & Don Radio Show on KMA- AM & FM in Omaha, Nebraska, where he talks about his personal invention story and gives advice, so other inventors can avoid the pitfalls he faced. Listen…

Buzzfeed.Com Features “crazy Cool” Inventionland

Davison’s creative design facility, Inventionland, is featured in a post. The site, dubbed today’s leading media company for the social age, compares the wonder of the invention factory to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Read more…

George Davison Talks Inventing On Welw Live in Cleveland

George Davison gets personal with WELW radio hosts, talking about his Inventionland TV special, Davison’s Better Way to invent and his own invention failure that led to success!Listen…

George Davison Shares Invention Advice Live On Wbnr Radio in New York

On WBNR 1260’s “Good Morning Hudson Valley,” George Davison talks about his personal inventing story, then describes Davison’s Better Way to invent that has helped place new products in over 1,000 stores. Listen…

George Davison Talks Inventions With Kkvi-Fm Host in Dallas, TX

George Davison and KKVI-FM host, Valder Beebe, discuss the Inventionland TV special, along with a few Davison-designed products that have sold at major retailers. Listen…

Business Expansion to Florida

Invention-factory guru expands to Florida

CEO Show/Magazine (Video)

Inventionland’s George Davison: How failure can pave the way to success

Pittsburgh Tribune Review

RIDC park, home of Inventionland, celebrates 50th Anniversary Read more…

KDKA – CBS Local

Tour of Inventionland to coincide with the Valentine’s Day Fund-raiser event at Inventionland for the Family Life Fund to benefit the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh

Davison Inventing Showcases Bug Trap on “The Balancing Act”

George Davison, CEO and Founder of Davison, makes another appearance on the popular women’s empowerment show “The Balancing Act®” on Lifetime Television.

Davison Inventing Showcases Cool Cot House on “The Balancing Act” on Lifetime TV

Special guest George Davison shares insider information on his Davison Inventing Method process during this “Dare to Invent” mini-series.

Office tour – Davison: You’ve got a golden ticket to Inventionland!

George Davison is a man who dared to give his invention a try. It became an invention factory, a dreamland where wannabe inventors could execute ideas of their own. Read More…

Davison Inventing Showcases Silicone Dessert Bar Pan on “he Balancing Act” on Lifetime TV

George Davison returns to “The Balancing Act” for his third visit in an episode about the Silicone Dessert Bar Pan. Read More…

Cool Pet Products to Help Them Beat the Summer Heat

Davison’s Hydro toys were featured on Atlanta’s CBS “Better Mornings” hosted by Jennifer Valdez. Jennifer welcomed international pet expert Charlotte Reed to talk about some must-have dog toys to beat the summer heat.

Get Connected with Conn Jackson

George Davison and Inventionland were featured on Get Connected with Conn Jackson. The show is seen both in the US and UK via satellite. It airs on 36 cable community channels such as Time Warner, Comcast and Charter reaching over 9 million homes. View the Video…

My Cool Inventions Radio

Our My Cool Inventions Academy Guest featured George Davison, from Inventionland! His 61,000 square foot design design facility comes direct from imagination!

Morning Blend, Las Vegas

Mr. D. got the chance to speak with Shawn Tempesta of the Las Vegas Morning Blend, where he showcases the Water Rocket and Twister Caps, among other products. Mr. D. says that Davison sets itself apart in the inventing community, because most successful inventors don’t offer their services to the public – but Davison does.

Lifetime’s “Balancing Act”

“The Balancing Act” features one of many success stories from Davison’s “Dare to Invent” webisode series. View the Video…

Morning Blend, Milwaukee

The show takes viewers inside Inventionland with founder George Davison. Host of Milwaukee’s source for local businesses, non-profits, events and celebrity coverage Molly Fay asks viewers, “Have you ever wondered how ideas become inventions?” Mr. D obliges with a five-minute tour of Inventionland.

Morning Blend, Ft. Meyers, Fla.

Host Wild Bill Wood asks viewers, “Have you ever had an idea to make the world a simpler, happier or maybe more convenient place to live?” Cue Mr. D. riding his signature Tree House slide inside Inventionland. George goes on to show viewers a cross section of Davison products.


According to writer, Marissa Brassfield, non-monetary office perks, like Inventionland’s creative work environment, “promote productivity and engagement, foster workplace alignment and help work teams bond.” Read more…

NBC’s Daily Connection

The show featured a fun spot on “the world’s most creative workplace” that was shown in many major TV markets, including New York City. View the video…


The World’s Most Creative Workspace makes headlines (“Was fur ein COOLES BURO!” translated means “What a cool office!”) in Germany. Read more…

Workplace Wonderland

Wall Street Journal Awards Inventionland Workplace of the Week. Read more…

11 Heartwarming Ways Real Small Businesses Are Giving Back for the Holidays

Davison produced a two-part giving project to benefit local children in need through the Toys for Tots program. Read more…

Inventionland turns dreams into retail reality

“CBS Early Show” contributor Taryn Winter Brill profiles Inventionland, a Pittsburgh-based company that turns original ideas into affordable, everyday products and has a workspace that is as innovative as the inventions they help to create. View the video…

The Staten Island Family

Inventor George M. Davison tells parents why they should encourage their kids to INVENT!

IUP science and technology campers to visit Inventionland

Science and technology-minded students who will attend the Electro-Optics Summer Camp at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Northpointe Campus will visit Davison’s Inventionland as part of their experience at this year’s camp. Read more…

George Davison appears on “The Balancing Act!”

George Davison is featured in a groundbreaking interview on the hit morning show “The Balancing Act,” on Lifetime TV. Read more and view the video…

George Davison Featured in American Executive Magazine!

The July issue of American Executive, a magazine read by business executives from the entire range of U.S. industries, includes a “corporate spotlight” on George Davison and the company. Read more…

Davison’s RV Leveler featured in RV Lifestyle Magazine

The RV Leveler we developed for CIPA was featured in the 2009 Buyer’s Guide of RV Lifestyle, Canada’s leading RV magazine. The magazine gave the innovative two-piece leveler a ringing endorsement. Read more…

Davison’s Purse Rack and Cap Rack featured in TV news segment

Organizing expert Mikita Burton tells FOX 4 viewers how they can organize their closet and save time with Davison’s Purse Rack and Cap Rack. talks shop with Mr. Davison

Mr. Davison shared his thoughts on creative workspaces, inventing and business development with John Eastman of the Black and White program. Eastman published this interview on the Black and White Web site.

The Patent Reform Act of 2007 – Part Two: Comments and Interviews from Stakeholders

In this article, John Eastman of Black and White program examines the controversial Patent Reform Act of 2007 and asks M. Davison for his thoughts on the repercussions of this bill.

Creative Genius

Work and play meld seamlessly in the first and only Inventionland, where design inspiration leads to productivity. Entrepreneur magazine recognizes Mr. Davison as the “creative genius” behind this surreal, fantastical design facility. Read more…

How to commercialize your invention

Licensing a new product successfully can be tough. Do your due diligence. Read more…

The truth about the world’s most sensational creative place

WQED TV’s Mike Lee recently visited the first and only Inventionland and sheds a unique perspective about how InventionLand came to be and what it is like to work there.
Watch the Video


Older News…

  • Innovation Magazine
    Davison designed products featured
    The Meatball Baker, Party On The Go, and the Perfect Serve were featured in Quarterly of the Industrial Designers Society of America.
  • advance
    Transcriptionist Turns Inventor
    “The call from Davison came as a surprise, but once her product was picked, Clymer was confident Party on the Go would sell to cooks and caterers alike.”
  • Entrepreneur
    Creative Genius
    There’s nothing like a little fantasy to get imaginations–and business–moving.
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
    Inventionland featured in Ripley’s “The Remarkable… Revealed”
    Ripley’s Believe It or Not! describes Davison’s Inventionland as a “Tree-mendous Office.”
  • Black and White
    The Patent Reform Act of 2007 – Part Two: Comments and Interviews from Stakeholders
    Mr. Davison shares his view on The Patent Reform Act of 2007
  • I.D Magazine
    Davison’s creative work environment garners attention from I.D. Magazine
    I.D. Magazine recognizes Davison’s creative workspace as one of “40 Amazing-Looking Design Offices.” Although employees are surrounded by incredible, creatively-themed sets, it is not just fun and games in this workspace. As the January/February 2008 issue of I.D. Magazine reveals, Inventionland is “teeming with productivity.”
  • TEQ Magazine
    TEQ spotlights technology companies making news and growing in the region
    George Davison, Founder and CEO of Davison International, has discovered a shortcut to key market information.
    WQED-TV’s Dave and Dave explore Inventionland.
    In this must see video, watch as TV’s Dave and Dave take a journey with Davison’s employees through Inventionland. Watch WQED Dave and Dave.
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    Workplace wonderment
    Combine the mass-production practicality of Henry Ford, the creative inventiveness of Thomas Edison and the magic of Walt Disney as he tells a story, and the result is InventionLand.
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Inventionland allows employees to be kids again
    Read about the wonder of Inventionland and how this development facility inspires employees daily.
    KDKA TV’s Dave Crawley talks with Davison employees about new products
    Dave Crawley finds out how creativity blossoms in Inventionland
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Imaginative office sparks creative designs
    Clay Carlino works on a pirate ship. With cannons that shoot smoke. Surrounded by a moat. Inside a warehouse in an industrial park.
    Inventionland employees on CBS-KDKA
    KDKA TV’s Dave Crawley talks with Davison employees about new products. The Bikeboard and Hover Creeper are explored in this unique video segment entitled “KD Country”.
  • I.D Magazine
    I.D. Honorable Mention for Jack ‘N Stand
    I.D. Magazine recently awarded Davison’s Jack ‘N Stand, an innovation of the automobile jack, an honorable mention in the concept design category of its annual design review competition.
  • Featured Press Release
    Davison ranked as one of Pittsburgh’s Top 50 Best Places to Work
    In a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette employee-submitted survey, Davison ranked as one of Pittsburgh’s “Top 50 Best Places to Work.” Read Post-Gazettle article.
  • Featured Press Release
    Davison Auto-themed products sold online
    A line of automotive-themed accessories developed by Davison for the garage, office and home are now sold online.
  • Featured Press Release
    Client-designed Product Featured on Capri Sun Drink
    An award-winning Pittsburgh-developed product was launched in a national advertising campaign with one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies.
  • Featured Press Release
    Davison client’s product rolls out on boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
    Kraft Foods is serving the BikeBoard as a compliment to its “cheesiest” product. Last year, the BikeBoard was featured in packaging and advertisements for Kraft Foods’ Capri Sun fruit drinks. Now, the BikeBoard is appearing on boxes of Kraft Foods’ Macaroni & Cheese.
    Mr. Davison on CBS-KDKA TV
    Mr. Davison sits down with Jon Delano on KDKA’s Sunday Business Page.
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Whiz kids: Invention firm’s workers quickly cover ground
    Michael Spicer spins on a Segway while wearing a ponytail and a white lab coat. Another employee in a lab coat whizzes by him on a BikeBoard, a combination bicycle/skateboard.
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Take a look inside the creative work environment
    Video games during work hours, all-day slot car races, a pirate ship and a tree house. Who allows these things at the office?
    Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto
    In an exclusive interview with Pittsburgh INsite, Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto talks candidly with Mike Lee about withdrawing from the mayoral race, his life on City Council, why he doesn’t have an iPod, and more.
  • la Repubblica
    Inventionland featured in Italy’s la Repubblica newspaper
    Inventionland attracts international attention, appearing in Italy’s largest general-interest daily paper.
    Amazing perspective of Inventionland by WQED TV’s Mike Lee
    Mike Lee interviews Mr. Davison and talks with an Inventionland employee about what it is like to work in the world’s most innovative product development workspace. Watch WQED Webcast.
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    Playhouse raffle offered to fund homebuilding for needy families
    Five local businesses designed and whimsically decorated five children’s playhouses that will be raffled to raise money for Habitat for Humanity Allegheny Valley.
  • ManageSmarter
    Business Intelligence: A Tree-mendous Workspace
    “You might commute home with leaves stuck to your work-appropriate slacks and the occasional twig in your hair, but Pittsburgh-based product design firm Davison Design and Development says working in a tree house is great for the imagination.”
  • HomeWorld Business
    Davison design picked up by Xtraordinary, featured in HomeWorld Business
    Davison’s Perfect Pizza pan line, licensed by Xtraordinary Home Products in the May 7th issue of HomeWorld Business, the official housewares publication.
  • Pittsburgh Business Times
    Forget cubicles or workstations — O’Hara Office includes pirate ship
    When Eddy Abecassis, vice president of new business at Calego International Inc., sat down with his family at the dinner table, he watched as his son refused to eat night after night. As he was watched, a new idea began to form in his head — maybe his son would eat if the meal was more entertaining. He turned to Davison Design and Development…
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    ‘Sorry honey, I have to work late’
    Davison Design and Development’s InventionLand was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today. The article details the innovative new workspace, its perks and even a video that shows off the facility’s team of Inventionmen.
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Invention firm’s workers quickly cover ground
    In the hallway of Davison Design & Development, Michael Spicer spins on a Segway while wearing a ponytail and a white lab coat. Another employee in a lab coat whizzes by him on a BikeBoard, a combination bicycle/skateboard.
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Irwin inventor wins prize for one of his latest brainstorms
    Ralph Kalkbrenner says his first memorable childhood invention, fashioned from discarded wine barrel staves, old tires and paraffin wax, was purely utilitarian: He wanted skis, so he made them.
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    Creativity brings awards to O’Hara business
    Tucked off Route 28, there is an office where employees called InventionMen navigate their workplace atop elaborate skateboards. They spend their days turning innovative ideas into tangible objects. And they’re really good at their jobs.”
  • MAKE Magazine
    Davison’s Hover Creeper gets featured in MAKE Magazine
    “Know those wheeled slabs in garages that you push around while on your back to fix your car? Check out this floating 40 psi version that can lift over 300lbs and glide right over all the cracks and debris.”
  • gizmag
    The Hover Creeper floats on thin air
    “It’s not often you can pinpoint the innovation point where a new product concept was formed, but for the Hover Creeper, it was at the point where 73-year-old former Westinghouse Electric engineer Ralph Kalkbrenner said, “Mechanics already have compressed air in their garage for tools, why not take advantage of it” that a better mechanics creeper was conceived – one that quite literally floats on thin air.”
  • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    Stuff: It’s a bike, it’s a skateboard …
    “An idea is only as good as its design. Last week, the O’Hara firm of Davison Design and Development Inc. was recognized nationally in BusinessWeek magazine for turning the idea for a skateboard-bicycle hybrid into the BikeBoard.”
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
    Davison awarded for design work
    “Davison Design and Development, now located in Pittsburgh, earned recognition in the 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for its Hover Creeper, which took a silver award, and the BikeBoard, which earned a bronze.”
  • Businessweek
    The BikeBoard Product Line
    “The BikeBoard is pioneering a new category of wheeled recreational products. It functions similar to a scooter but maneuvers like a surfboard, snowboard, skateboard or BMX bike. Three models fit different aged users: the Tyke model for ages 4 and up, the Mini for ages 7 and up, and the Cruiser & Freestyle for ages 10 and up.”
  • Businessweek
    The Hover Creeper
    “To provide a buttressed competitive stance for this leading creeper manufacturer, the design team was asked to explore ways to reinvent the traditional mechanic’s creeper; create a fresh, innovative identity; and facilitate a regain of market share.”
  • – Davison client Joe Milliker hopes for a hit
    Davison client Joe Milliker hopes for a hit with his Elvis telephone. Read Greg Edwards’ article on “The King” telephone, published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council – Taming Innovation
    …On the consumer side of innovation management, George Davison, Founder and CEO of Davison International, has discovered a shortcut to key market information.
  • Whirl – InventionLand premiere featured in Whirl
    Pittsburgh’s premier social and celebrity magazine, Whirl, featured the opening of George Davison’s InventionLand in its January issue. “Inventors and creative thinkers arrived, with mirrored tickets in hand, at the grand opening of the Davison Design and Development’s Pittsburgh’s whimsical 60,000 square-foot headquarters in RIDC Park.”
  • Patriot News – Camp Hill inventors push idea to market
    Davison clients see their product appear in Lowe’s and Home Depot stores nationwide.
  • Monsieur
    Monsieur magazine declares “C’est un bureau,” which translates to “It’s an office!” Davison’s creative design facility may seem unbelievable, but indeed it is an office. See the article on Davison’s Inventionland that recently appeared in Monsieur, an internationally distributed style and design magazine.