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What Is Your Revolutionary Idea for the Next Digital Pen?
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We are a global leader in writing utensils and supplies on a journey of continuous improvement & Innovation. The digital world is here and we are striving as a company to be at the forefront of creation. We're looking for the next big idea to change the way our products and our customers engage with their writing utensils. Gone are the days of taking notes with a simple pen and paper. As writing utensils evolve to fit a digital world, we want to make sure we're creating products that truly meet the needs of consumers.

We want your idea for a revolutionary pen-to-paper product that connects with the digital world and enhances your pen-to-paper experience by its connection to the digital world. We're not interested in stylus ideas as this pen idea needs to interact directly with paper!


We are not looking for stylus/ pen-to-screen ideas

Please answer the following questions with your out-of-the-box idea!

1) Propose an idea for a new pen-to-paper product with digital connectivity

  • What will your writing device idea look like?
  • Please include mock-ups/ drawings/ renderings

2) Thinking about the instrument itself, what features will it have?

  • How will these features make your product idea more useful than merely using just a smart phone or computer?

3) Think about the software used with your pen idea, what features will it offer?

  • How would these features enhance your physical writing?
  • How would these features enhance your digital connectivity?
  • How should the pen integrate with your existing digital workflow? Example: how should the pen integrate with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, or your favorite applications?

4) Why would you choose this pen-to-paper idea as a primary tool over just a smartphone or computer?. 

  • What benefits would it offer that you can't get from physical writing or digital writing today?
    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • 1-10 Scale
Reward Tiers
Top 5%
will share $1,000
Next 7.5%
will share $400
Next 12.5%
will share $200
Actual individual rewards will be based on the total number of eligible solutions.
Leaders will be displayed here once submissions are reviewed.
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