Degrees of Invention
1. Dadeling: this is a simple, easily found and almost standard solution. It is the kind of solution that a person can devise him or herself, or that can be found inside the company (e.g. a roller conveyor was used to solve a transport problem; a ‘dadeling’ would be to use it again at another place).
2. Kenneling: if a suitable solution to a specific problem cannot be found within the company, it is possible to search for it within the sector or industry. Therefore, a sector umbrella organisation is usually contacted (e.g. one could ask to the umbrella organisation of the own sector which are the usual transporting systems)
3. Grenzeling: is a solution found in another industry. In other words, it is a sector and industry-transgressing solution (e.g. the transport sector knows the phenomenon that a train can move without friction along a track, by means of a magnetic field. Applying this into your company, is a ‘grenzeling’)
4. Weteling: if one transgresses the industry’s own science to find a solution, this is called a ‘weteling’ (e.g. in biology, there is an organism which uses a ‘3D roller conveyor’ system! A ‘weteling’ is its concrete application to your problem).
5. Invention: An ‘invention’ is a new, so far inexistent creation.