Originally posted 2015-01-26 09:02:50.
Famous inventor Trevor Baylis to be given the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his work with young inventors.
Mr. Baylis’ inventions include the the wind-up radio, that was invented as a way to get critical information to rural areas in Africa back in 1991. He patented his idea however it was slow to launch until a prototype was featured on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World in 1994 and received support from South African president Nelson Mandela. The radio Free Play started to be produced in 1997 and Mr. Baylis was honoured as Officer of the British Empire (OBE) the same year. Mr. Baylis also invented the wind-up torch and around 200 other products for the disabled.
In 2003, Mr. Baylis set up Trevor Baylis Brands an organization to help more than 900,000 young inventors and entrepreneurs with a way to bring their ideas to life. By teaching them how to protect their brands and inventions to keep “Intellectual property theft a white collar crime.” Mr. Baylor goes above and beyond to help protect young inventors’ intellectual property rights.
Mr. Baylor is not only a rallier for the young entrepreneur and inventors he is also in favor of recognizing women inventors. He is dedicated to teaching children that women are just as important in the science and innovation arena as men. According to Mr. Baylor, women inventors don’t receive enough recognition for their inventions and achievements.
Mr. Baylor has lived in Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, England since 1970. He said this of receiving the huge honour of CBE, “I’m a a very lucky boy and hopefully what this says is that achievement is more important than qualifications.” “I think there’s an invention in all of us and sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that can change our lives.”