Discovering these technologies takes some legwork. At any given moment, Inventables' team of "technology hunters" is combing the Internet, parsing through tradeshows, and circling the globe in hopes of finding the next micro-suction tape. The team's head, Osman Ozcanli, whittles the thousand finds per quarter down to a workable number, and every week sits with a group of designers, students and Inventables employees to brainstorm applicable concepts. But in the end, what Inventables ends up selling is no more than a way to think outside of the box. "Each company already has its own advanced research team," explains Ozcanli. "We help them make sense of technologies they aren't able to consider." Unhemmed by specifics or even practicality, they create lavish innovations giving new life to some of the world's most creative, if underutilized, technologies.