Create a Solution – A Problem Will Follow

Do you have a solution looking or a problem?

In the early 1600s, nearly 300 years after people began using glass lenses to improve vision, the Jansens, a Dutch family, made an important discovery – stacking one glass lens above another in a long tube produced a multiplying effect. The microscope was invented. However, the microscope did not have an obvious use – it was a solution in search of a problem. It wasn’t until after 1660 when another Dutchman, Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, became famous for using the Jansens’ microscope to study one-celled animals called bacteria.

Content courtesy of the Ah Ha! Discovery Deck, developed by John Cronin at the ipCapital Group to help inventors solve real-world problems.

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