Inventors Spotlight features products not yet on the market; giving you an inside look at what may be the next big product or service to revolutionize the home improvement industry. Inventors have the opportunity to meet with buyers and potential investors to get feedback on their products.

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Make48 Pitch Panel

Want helpful advice from a panel of industry experts? After you've registered for a booth in the Inventors Spotlight Area at the National Hardware Show, be sure to register to pitch your product in front of the Make48 Pitch Panel. Learn helpful advice from our panel that includes QVC, Ace Hardware, Danco and Make48. Date and time TBD.

What IS Make48? Make48 is a fast paced 48 hour invention competition where teams are given a challenge and have to prototype with the help of expert tool techs, design marketing material and pitch their invention to a panel of judges all in 48 hours. It's all filmed for a documentary series on PBS.

The Home Depot Pitch Panel

The worlds’ largest home improvement retailer, The Home Depot, was invited to Inventors Spotlight again at NHS. They were eager to see and hear from our exhibitors about what new products they brought to the show!


The UIA Inventors Spotlight Awards covers Most Innovative Concept, Best Marketing Effort, and the Pinnacle Award (Best in Show).