Introduce a new in game item item, “Clone Pod”, introduce a new type of fitting window that allows you to unpackage the clone pod and install implants into the clone. These fit clone pods can then be used to install jump clones either as normal or remotely.
This would be done by either you taking your clone in cargo to the location or creating a Courier Contract, Then, once the clone is delivered, and in your inventory at the location, you are then able remotely setup Jump Clones in stations or Upwell Structures, following all the same rules for being allowed to install a clone somewhere. In the jump clone menu it would show you all your current jump clones and then also any station that has an unpackaged Clone Pod in it. Allowing you to install your Jump Clones from anywhere you can access the Jump Clone menu.
All other mechanics would stay the same, you still have a limit on the number of active jump clones. However, you would be able to have multiple clones setup at a station, or at other stations, that are ready to be installed once a slot becomes available.
The Clone Pod would be just like any other in game item. If packaged, it can be sold on the market. If unpackaged with or without implants installed, it can be traded or put on contract. If repackaged, the implants are destroyed like rigs in a ship.
This would also allow you to use courier contracts to move clones to stations for remote Jump Clone installation. Just like any other item, if the courier ship is destroyed, the clone pod has a chance of dropping as loot and can be traded/contracted/used/sold as normal.
Because they are just another item or fit pod, this would also give others the ability to fit out clones for corp/friends/etc…you could buy any quantity of Clone Pods and the associated implants. Install all of the implants and then contract out the Clone Pods to whoever. They would then be able to take the contract, and once accepted/paid for and the Clone Pod ends up in their assets, they could remotely install the Jump Clone and be ready to go.
Because the Clone Pod would be just another item in game, it would be another potentially profitable loot item. If someone were to fit high end expensive implants and lose the Clone Pod as loot, another could end up with an expensive fit clone, which would be a cool aspect to the game, especially being able to get access to clones with cool implants. You wouldn’t be able to use the implants separately, but it could be very profitable and fun loot.
I don’t really see a down side to this, as it adds new content, new interactions, more ways to spend/lose ISK and items, and a cool new mechanic for Jump Clones. If they made the Jump Pod an industrial item too, that adds another way to make money too.