Bob Lindsey

Bob Lindsey
Founder of Thames Productions
Bob advises innovators on how turn their product ideas into economically viable products and how to get them to market. He can advise on IP (up to the point when he says they need to talk to an IP expert), how to commission a designer and how to develop a proof-of-concept prototype. He helps explain likely costs (often underestimated) and the barriers to gaining market success.

How did you become involved in delivering events for the BIPC?

“I have a long experience in innovating in large corporations, working as a consultant, and as a lone inventor. I have run inventors’ clubs, one of which is at the BIPC, and am keen to share that experience with would-be inventors.” 

What’s the one BIPC resource you love to recommend to people?

“Various workshops on IP, which is often a mystery to those with no experience – and they’re mainly free!”

Your best piece of business advice?

“’Just because you can sell some, doesn’t mean you can make a profit.’ This was told to me in the 1970s when I presented an idea to a manufacturer of gaming machines in Nottingham. I considered their advice, carried out some further research, and then invested no more time nor money on the idea.”

Tell us something about you.

“Outside of work you’re most likely to find me tinkering with prototypes, DIY and creative writing.”


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