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From page to stage
Idea stage (optional)
Submit your idea
on one page
(13/09/2018 - 03/12/2018)
Developing stage
Submit your
business plan
(17/12/2018 - 14/01/2019)
Refining stage
Get valuable feedback and
compete for a place in the final
(14/02/2019 - 20/03/2019)
Final stage
The Philips Innovation Award
will reach its climax
(20/03/2019 - 06/05/2019)

New Platinum Partner: NS

Established over 175 years ago, NS strives to provide convenient, fast, safe and affordable travel and to ensure that people can reach their destinations in a sustainable manner.
We are continuously on the lookout for partners to co-develop new (tech) solutions across (smart) mobility, stations and digital services. We are a partner of the Philips Innovation Award, as we support the realization of creative ideas, help young entrepreneurs and stimulate innovation in mobility. As a partner we hope to find new ideas for improving the daily commute of customers: in existing operations, the development of new mobility concepts and to fulfil the needs of our passengers.

New Gold Partner:
City of Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a capital of innovation. Home to start-ups and scale-ups that are ready to change the world. Working hard to remain the world's smartest port. In a nutshell, Rotterdam innovation is about future-proofing our society, industries and economy. “The City of Rotterdam is proud to support the Rotterdam innovation ecosystem”, says Barbara Kathmann, Vice Mayor with the city administration for Economy. City partnership entails full engagement, Kathmann continues: “In collaboration with our network, Rotterdam can help innovators find (such as company space) and potential clients. Reversely, Rotterdam helps corporates find the innovators and innovations that enables their next strategic steps in development.” Rotterdam’s can-do mentality is fueled by the winners in the Philips Innovation Awards.

Closure wins the Philips Innovation Award 2018

On the 7th of May, the Philips Innovation Award reached its climax. Closure took home the main prize, convincing the jury of their new method to terminate descriptions after someone passes away.
The Rough Diamond League was won by Circal Technologies with their new way to turn ship emissions into valuable resources!

Want to know more about these winners? More information can be found here

Congratulations to the finalists!

Last Wednesday, all the 30 semi-finalists did an amazing job at our Innovation Market & Semi-Final. All participants showed great potential and their level was higher than ever! Only 8 startups could be the best, but all semi-finalists earned a huge round of applause.
Here are the 8 finalists!
Innovators: Closure.nl, IVWear, Opt Medical, Spike Mobility & AcaBoo
Rough Diamonds: Ratio, Medcore & Circal Technologie
We are looking forward to the Grand Final on May 7th!

The Developing Stage has started

Today, we move on to the next stage: the Developing Stage. In the Developing Stage, we help you transform your idea or executive summary into a business plan. We have clear guidelines that help you in this process. By handing in your business plan, you will be one step closer to participating in the semi-final! Our top partners will evaluate your business plans and provide you with personal feedback, no matter if you make it to the semi-final or not!

Participation for the Philips Innovation Award 2018 is now officially open!

The application process for the Philips Innovation Award 2018 has started! Do you think you can be GBM Works' successor? Or perhaps you will go for the Rough Diamond award and follow in the footsteps of Level Diagnostics? Do not hesitate and challenge yourself! Participate now!
The application process for the Philips Innovation Award 2018 is closed.