Welcome to IdeasProject!
IdeasProject is an online global community of people who have a passion for brainstorming and creating innovation. The community enables the exchange of ideas among mobile enthusiasts, designers, developers and incubators. IdeasProject is based on co-creation through Open Innovation and has delivered consumer inspired applications and mobile technologies. Community innovations are powered across 210 countries by Nokia and Ecosystem Collaborators.
IdeasProject is founded on philosophy of democratized innovation. We believe that users are able to bring novel ideas to innovate products and services in a model of co-creation. User-centered innovation offers great advantages over the manufacturer-centric innovation development systems and there is even greater benefit when we include partners across the whole mobile ecosystem. Users that innovate can develop exactly what they want, rather than relying on manufacturers to act as their, often very imperfect, agents. Moreover, individual users do not have to develop everything they need on their own: they can benefit from innovations developed and freely shared by others, which leads us to open innovation, another principle of IdeasProject. Read more about idea crowdsourcing from a white paper The Promise of Idea Crowdsourcing – Benefits, Contexts, Limitations written by researchers from Stanford University and Imperial College London.
Open innovation encourages companies to embrace ideas from outside to strengthen the viability of its products in the market. We have experienced great benefits by involving partners in the wider ecosystem like partner companies, developers, experts, designers, NGO's, universities, start-ups, incubators and all who can help in realization of ideas. By the same token, ideas developed within the company that are not being used should be shared freely with the public, e.g. with application developers and start-ups.
If you are interested to patent your ideas together with Nokia, with monetary compensation, please visit www.inventwithnokia.nokia.com. In other cases, our ecosystem collaboration partner AppCampus can also make arrangements around Intellectual Property if you are awarded entrance into their program.