In the idea stage of the Philips Innovation Award, we organise 11 seminars in almost all student cities in The Netherlands. A seminar is organized with an ambassador in your city. These seminars are important to show you all the benefits you can have from participating in the Philips Innovation Award (developing your business plan, get feedback, coaching, help & guidance from our partners, be part of a big network of other innovators, meet investors and may become prize winner of the Philips Innovation Award, worth €50.000).
The seminar in your city will take approximately 2 hours. We will kick off with a short introduction of the Philips Innovation Award and an inspiring speaker (One of our partners or a winner of a previous edition of the Philips Innovation Award e.g.). If you have the guts you can pitch your idea in a minute! And, by the way: free drinks after the seminar.
Last year, we have visited the following cities: Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Wageningen, Utrecht, Groningen, Maastricht and Eindhoven. For more details on the seminars, visit our Facebook page here!





The Philips Innovation Award (PHIA) is a yearly event where students and starters have a platform to launch their ideas. The purpose of this seminar is to stimulate students to participate the PHIA.
The seminar started with a teaser: ‘Who of you will become the next Elon Musk?’ Some students are very confident and truly believe that their innovation will make it. During this interactive and fun seminar, fascinating ideas were pitched and introduced by students. Some of the students are not fully aware of the importance and potential of their ideas. Therefore, this seminar was introduced to motivate students to participate the PHIA and to nurture the innovation. These ideas are reviewed by Partners of the PHIA in order to help and guide them to a successful launch of new ideas.