Researchers & Inventors

Aalto University actively promotes the commercialization of research results to achieve benefits for society. Researchers get merit from intellectual property, such as patents. Inventions are disclosed to the Aalto Innovation Services by submitting an Invention disclosure.

Intellectual property and invention disclosure

Management of intellectual property is important and has several potential benefits for researchers. Intellectual property opens up options for commercial funding and partnering, to bring the innovation to reality. Research co-operation with companies and patenting is also one way to achieve scientific excellence and new discoveries. Intellectual property is a business asset with a legal framework.

Invention is a technical solution to a technical problem, which is not obvious or evident for a professional in the relevant technical field. Researchers are required to sign agreements concerning intellectual property in externally funded projects.

Invention disclosure is an employee’s notification to employer about the invention, required by law. Researchers agree to disclose inventions to university and to transfer rights to patentable inventions and software.

Do you have an invention or  business idea of your own?

Submit your invention here.

Innovation coordinator helps inventors and researchers in all matters in submitting the invention and early stages of the invention process.

Innovation advisors evaluate the invention and support researchers in the preparation of commercialization projects. They are also responsible of protecting Intellectual Property Rights owned by Aalto University and of negotiating and executing the transfer and license agreements with commercial entity.