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This article originally appeared on our partner Arnold & Siedsma’s website. Many entrepreneurs hold the opinion that it is an added value to indicate that a patent was applied for or was granted for their product. In practice, displaying a patent (application) number on a product...

The registrations have been opened and the 2019 Philips Innovation Award is well underway! A fundamental strategic resolution you – as an entrepreneur – have to make, is defining the precise market in which you think your idea will add the most value. Finding your...

The pitching day took place on the 27th of March 2019. The eight finalists received a pitching training given by our partner Debatrix. Debatrix has been partner of the Philips Innovation Award for several years now. They have helped several TedX participants, professionals, politicians and supervisors in the past. Debatrix focusses...

Our product, the Invi Bracelet, enables people to walk around with the confidence of knowing they can defend themselves without using violence. When activated, the Invi Bracelet releases a foul-smell that can deter aggressors and alarm others. Participating (and winning) the Philips Innovation Award proved to be extremely valuable...

Acaboo transforms traditional study books into interactive eCourses. We blend a number of content sources with titles published by educational publisher into a slightly gamified platform. By doing so we increase student engagement and help them get more value out of their study career. "The...

Felyx offers shared electric scooters as a new urban mobility concept. Customers can “rent” e-scooters for €0.30 per minute by app and get around urban areas quickly. Felix’ e-scooters are available one-way and can be parked anywhere. "Participating in the Philips Innovation Award is a great way to further...

IVWear is a Groningen-based start-up, established in collaboration with the University of Groningen, to develop a wearable IV in order to replace the well-known IV pole. Numerous studies endorse that movement is a key factor when it comes to a quick recovery, but the current IV pole hinders the...

The Philips Innovation Award 2019 has chosen its eight finalists during the Innovation Market and Semi-final on the 20th of March in Rotterdam. Passionate pitches by the 30 semi-finalists and heated debates eventually led to a decision by the jury BI/OND, Dyme, DeNoize, Iron Roots, Tensail, Hable, Luuno and Waterweg...

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