I invented a novel process improvement at work and the initial test results are promising, and warrant further investigation. This could end up being a big win for the company.
What makes a novel process improvement? Well I’m also working on a machine, and, although I won’t release any details, let’s say that it reduces the amount of rework required for a part of a manufacturing process. That makes the machine a process improvement, but it is not a novel process improvement, because we could pay other engineers to supply a machine that does the same thing. My machine may contain parts that are novel, but it’s not a novel process improvement.
In the case of my novel process improvement, there is no one else that can be paid to get you the same thing. Only Licap has it.