Who has a chance to become the winner?
Above all, you! It’s often not the expected winner who wins. Your idea has every chance to win, even if it hasn’t been fully developed yet, or if you don’t have any experience in entrepreneurship.
How will the winner be chosen?
A Business Panel of high profile entrepreneurs and professionals will read and give feedback on your plans. They will also select the semi-finalists. The final decision will be made by a Jury consisting of captains of industry. This Jury will be presided by the CEO of Philips, Frans van Houten.
What does the winner win?
The Award is worth €50.000 and it consists of cash, plus products and services offered by our partners (for example strategic advice, creative services, assistance in registering patents, international plane tickets, and more!).
What do the other participants win?
Experience in pitching, exclusive coaching days, networking possibilities with innovative entrepreneurs and companies, a good deal of fun, and more!
When will the semi-final and the Final take place?
The semi-final of the Philips Innovation Award will be held on Wednesday the 20th of March 2019. The Final will take place on Monday the 6th of May, 2019 . At this event, the winner will be chosen by the jury. In the weeks before the Final it will be possible to sign up for a free ticket.