Frequently Asked Questions
Open Innovation Portal
When you submit an idea through this Portal, you will be asked to complete an “Open Innovation Submission Form” including your contact details, a non-confidential overview of your solution and your agreement to the Terms and Conditions of submission and the Privacy Notice. Truevet will review your details and evaluate the solution within the portal.
Throughout the submission process, we ask for only information that imposes no obligations of confidentiality for Truevet and does not breach any confidentiality obligations that you as the submitter owe to others. If confidential information is later required, we may negotiate a separate Confidential Disclosure Agreement prior to sharing or receipt of any confidential information.
Our Digital team will review your “Open Innovation Submission Form” in relation to criteria provided by Truevet to decide on whether your solution is a fit for our needs. We will follow-up directly with you via email to inform you of the status of your submission.
Yes, you must be at least 18 years of age to submit an idea.
On submitting your “Open Innovation Submission Form”, you will receive an email confirming your submission has been received, and you will be provided with a unique submission identification number. Assuming no additional information is required and the idea meets Truevet’s needs, it will then be forwarded for our review. Truevet’s review may take some time, at which point we may reach out to you to discuss your idea in greater detail.
There will be no reward for your initial submission of an idea through this portal. However, if Truevet decides to pursue submissions, we may proceed with appropriate terms where best idea or innovation will receive not just monetary rewards but great glory and recognition.
Yes, these are created to protect you and your rights, and also eliminate the risk of jeopardizing Truevet’s ongoing research programs and projects.
Yes, you will have to agree to the Terms and Conditions for each submission.
Ideally, your solution will be protected by granted or applied-for patents. However, Truevet is willing to discuss early stage general and non-confidential ideas before a patent filing has been made or before it has been published. If you have not filed for patents yet, you should not disclose any information that jeopardizes your rights to file patents, and we advise you contact an IP lawyer prior to submission.