Unilid is a set of silicone lids that are said to form a secure airtight seal on multiple sizes and shapes of bottles, containers – even the open end of cut produce.
It is an excellent example of Inventive Principle 6 – Universality, to make a component of a product or service perform multiple functions.
It’s a simple idea getting a lot of attention with CA$ 437,214 pledged of CA$ 6,266 goal!
What day to day problem could be fixed by applying Universality in this way? They say there is a lid to every pot. What other pairings can we think about replacing one part of with something universal?
A universal saucer for all cups? A universal phone case? A universal knife block with adjustable slots? A universal cutlery tray with adjustable compartments?