After a thorough selection process followed by the Innovation Market, eight lucky participants were left to compete in the final of the Philips Innovation Award 2017. Five Innovators and three Rough Diamonds. This is the day on which was decided which of them has the most brilliant and innovative idea. All of those participants were trying their very best to become the winner of their category. During the show some intriguing speakers got the audience on the edge of their seats, preparing them for various rounds of pitches of the finalists. The combination of these inspiring stories alongside the razor sharp pitches made it a truly motivating experience.
During this evening, the finalists had the opportunity to further elaborate on their business plans. In the end the jury decided who won the Innovators Award of €50.000,- and Rough Diamond Award of €10.000,-. The audience was also involved by voting for their favourite! This favourite was rewarded the People's Choice Award. GBM Works won the Innovator Award, Levels Diagnostics is the Rough Diamond winner and Somnox won the People's Choice Award: big congrats to these teams!
Have a look at the aftermovie:

The contenders of the Innovators Award;
  • GBM Works
  • Haak Innovations
  • Lightyear
  • Nowi
  • Somnox

  • The contenders of the Rough Diamond Award;
  • Levels Diagnostics
  • Noomi
  • Polariks

  • TedX Amsterdam
    This year several of our contenders were to be seen at the RTLZ tv-programm called "Z in zaken". But Plugify was also to be found at TedX Amsterdam. Here you can relive the pitch of Plugify.