While there is no shortage of people sitting around having their own “eureka!” moments, few succeed in taking their grand design from the drawing board to the shop floor, says says veteran inventor Professor Heinz Wolff.

From Thursday, hundreds of would-be James Dysons are hoping to beat the odds, selling their ideas to the public and potential investors at the British Invention Show in London.

“I feel we are on the verge of a renaissance for invention,” says Professor Andrew Self, President of the British Inventors Society, which has 180 exhibitors lined up.

The Magazine asked Professor Wolff to select a few of the ideas on show which caught his eye. Vote for your favorite below.

See some of the inventions here.