Why Sponsors

There is more than meets the eye

The extent of research and work usually necessary before a commercially viable solution for a new innovative product or technology emerges is enormous. It is more often than not the case that a good idea that has the potential to solve a real problem first requires considerable research effort. This includes applied research tasks that are essential to prove the concept as well as a profound assessment of related basic research and patents worldwide, and last but not least to bring it all together and to identify an adequate, feasible and competitive solution that matches the requirements of production and consumers.

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The inventor's original idea, which provides the starting point, is normally not sufficient to raise institutional funds for the initially required work. What makes matters even more difficult is that discussing the know-how and intermediary research results in depth in order to convince potential investors is often prohibitive for reasons of confidentiality. In most cases an inventor's work and related research is required to reach an advanced stage that either yields a working prototype or patents before funds for the commercial exploitation of a concept could be raised. Most inventors are more than happy to give a fair share of the royalties expected in exchange for sufficient funds to develop a prototype. But more often than not such an arrangement requires a leap of faith from an investor that most are not willing to make. This makes funds from sponsors vital for the completion of the initial work, the development of prototypes and the filing of patents.

SSRC's business is to a large extent to finance very early stage work in order to develop innovative ideas into technologically feasible concepts. Private sponsors enable us to get things off the ground. As time goes on the returns from successful projects will pay for a larger share of the research and development we undertake. Without the help of sponsors our work would not be possible. It is your funds that literally allow us to succeed.

All donations we receive are used exclusively to finance research and development.

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