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Invent with Nokia

Submit your invention, simply and securely

How to submit an idea

We have two routes for submitting ideas. Take our General route and initially your submission will be non-confidential until it’s passed our initial review. At this point you’ll join our confidential Privileged route.

When you register, you can request to join the Privileged route immediately – or you could be invited directly by Nokia to use this route. Importantly, your idea will be protected by our portal’s automatic security features, whichever route you take.

General route (public)

After you register, you’ll use a template to submit your idea. If your idea’s approved or we’d like more detailed information to review it, we’ll sign a confidentiality agreement. Then you’ll move to our Privileged route for a detailed invention report.

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Privileged route (confidential)

Register or promoted to privileged route, you’ll submit a detailed invention report to make a case for our expert review. In this route, you’ll be able to view terms & conditions, select financial awards, upload documents, interact with our experts and move through the process more quickly. 

If accepted, your invention will be filed as a patent application. You’ll be named in this as inventor and rewarded financially for transferring the IP rights to Nokia. Plus you’ll be funded and supported by us throughout the whole patenting process.

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Get started

1. Register

2. Submit

3. Get evaluated

4. Get paid

Your first step is to register.

Rest assured, you’ll be able to submit your idea safely. We carry out regular automated scanning to make sure the portal is secure and free from online threats. 



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This portal is for non-Nokia employees. If you work for us, please submit your idea on the internal inventor portal.

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