ACCO Innovation Solution

How it works

Submitting an Idea
We welcome your idea and want to hear all about it! Some of the best ideas for improving your home, office or school life are inspired by your own experience. What products can make things work better for you in those areas? Think of how to make life simpler or more efficient, and share those ideas with us. The world needs ideas like yours, and our expertise will make sure your product gets into the hands of consumers who want it.

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Submission Criteria
The extensive range of products we market through ACCO Brands is geared for consumers – office workers (including the home-office and the mobile worker), students and educators, and artists. Some important things to consider when considering what to submit:

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Submission Guidelines
It is a privilege for us to read through all the creative ideas we receive. Before we can push ideas through the formal review process, though (hyperlink How ideas get picked at ACCO Brands), we have to be sure all ideas meet the following requirements.

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Why does ACCO Brands pass on an idea?

When you submit your idea, and it does not get accepted, we realize you are probably looking for reasons why. Unfortunately, we cannot elaborate on our reasons for declining an idea. But we can say, generally, that your idea is judged on these criteria:

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Invention Challenges
There are times when we have a particular focus area in mind and we would like ideas specific to that – when this happens, we will issue an Invention Challenge. It could be a particular market, product category, innovation, or technology.

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Timing and Compensation
ACCO Brands has a policy that does not allow ACCO Brands or its employees to accept any unsolicited ideas, suggestions, proposals, product concepts, etc. on a confidential basis, or to agree to hold in confidence. In addition, ACCO Brands cannot agree to provide any compensation for any such unsolicited submissions. 

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