Invent With Nokia is an Intellectual Property (IP) open innovation platform designed to facilitate inventive activity from inventors outside Nokia.

We are primarily looking for new inventions. We can help inventors throughout the patent process up to grant and compensate accordingly for transferring inventions rights to Nokia. Financial compensation and other perks are provided in return for full IP rights. However, you will be named as inventor in the filed Patent Application.

Our website is designed to facilitate efficient channelling of your idea in a secure manner, therefore please proceed to tell us about your idea on our website in the page “Submit Your Invention”.

Registration Process

Thank you for showing interest in Invent With Nokia. You need to register before submitting new ideas/inventions on Invent With Nokia portal.

If the invention IP rights are 100% owned by you and your co-inventors, please proceed to register by clicking Register. After registration, you may submit your ideas on our portal. Please note that at this stage of the submission process, the information you provide to Nokia must be non-confidential.

In case you wish to provide your information under confidential agreement, you need to pass the initial review of your idea submission to get promoted under the Privileged route. Please refer the Submission Process. Alternatively, if you are a researcher, owner of a start-up, scientist, student, university professor, individual inventor and/or anything to show your potential, you may request for a promotion on Privileged route by providing your details in the section of “Self-Promotion Request for Privileged route” in your profile/registration page.

In the Privileged route, all the invention information shared between you and Nokia are bound under confidential agreement of Invent With Nokia. There are also some other benefits of the Privileged route e.g. quicker turnaround time, ability to view the terms & conditions, ability to upload supporting documents, option of selecting financial rewards, interaction with Nokia experts etc.

Once we approve your promotion request, you need to accept terms & conditions of an agreement. Further, you are allowed to directly submit your invention on the Privileged route of Invent With Nokia.

If the Invention IP rights are owned/shared by you and your employer (University/Company/Start-ups/Research Institute etc.), we have another Privileged route where we sign a framework agreement with your employer. This agreement covers names of inventors, address, email-id, project goals, duration, payment terms etc. There’s explicit declaration that inventors are governed by terms as set out between Nokia and their university/company/start-ups etc.

Invent With Nokia shall provide you with a personal invitation that contains a unique link to register on Invent With Nokia Portal. Login details are personal and shall not be disclosed to a third party. Login details can be used only for the inventions made under the Project Plan scope. After registration, the listed inventors may submit the inventions on our portal.

If you are interested in the framework agreement between Nokia and your employer, please contact us by clicking Register and submitting a request submission with Title as “Request for framework agreement between Nokia and < Name of University/Company/Start-ups/Research Institute etc.>

A snapshot of our process


Submission Process

General Route

Our website allows the efficient channeling of your idea in a secure manner. You will need to register in order to tell us about your idea. Please note that at this stage of the submission process, the information you provide to Nokia must be non-confidential. *For a submission under confidential agreement, please refer to the Privileged Route.

Your idea is allocated to one of Nokia’s key technology areas. Experts in these areas will review your proposal and tell us whether your idea has potential in Nokia’s business. We may already be aware of solutions that deliver the same benefit, either inside or outside Nokia. In some instances, those alternative solutions may be superior to your idea. If that is the case, we may not choose to proceed with your idea.

If our initial review is positive, we will promote you on the Privileged route and will request you to enter into a confidential agreement to facilitate the next stage of the process.

Privileged Route

Once you became an inventor in the Privileged route (either through registration process or getting promoted through any of your initial idea submission), you need to submit a detailed invention report along with the supporting documents under the confidential agreement. Nokia and you then agree to keep your invention confidential until a decision is made by Nokia. Your invention report will be presented to a wider group of business and technical experts for a detailed review. At this stage we will decide whether to progress with your invention or not. If we are excited about your invention and want to work with you, we will inform you that we want to patent your invention. If we do file a patent application for your invention, Nokia will pay you a financial award.

If we are not interested in your invention, we’ll tell you and the rights of your invention will be returned to you. Unfortunately we will not always be able to tell you the reasons, as in some cases we may be under obligations of confidentiality to other people.

We try to provide our decision as soon as possible. The timescale may inevitably vary, given the diversity of technologies and solutions we encounter. However, we aim to get back to you within four months of your idea/invention submission.

“Our goal is to enable potential inventors to convert their inventions into financial success”

Register with Nokia’s innovation platform

The first step towards idea submission is to register with Invent With Nokia. This is simple and straightforward.


Submit your invention