By Duncan Walker, BBC News Online Magazine
The inventor’s lot is a hard one. Months of work are all too often followed by the realisation that nobody is interested in the idea. But are inventors about to buck the trend? While there is no shortage of people sitting around having their own “eureka!” moments, few succeed in taking their grand design from the drawing board to the shop floor, says says veteran inventor Professor Heinz Wolff. From Thursday, hundreds of would-be James Dysons are hoping to beat the odds, selling their ideas to the public and potential investors at the British Invention Show in London.
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