Edition 2021

This edition was organized during a year that was subjected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All events were hosted online and the semi-final was given a new format in which it was released as a small series of “The Battles”. The Grand Final was recorded in de Hallen Studios in Amsterdam. 


Award winners

Loop wins Innovator Award

Loop creates living coffins that feed the earth’s soil. At the moment, there is no way to leave Earth with a positive footprint, and options for people to leave the Earth naturally are minimal. The Loop Cocoon is a living product, made out of mycelium which is capable of neutralizing toxins from the body and soil into important nutrients for new life to grow in just 45 days. From graveyard to forest! Loop Biotech grew more extensive after winning the Philips Innovation Award and even gained international attention, CNN picked up Loop Biotech.

Rapidemic wins Rough Diamond Award

Rapidemic stands for easy, accessible and accurate diagnosis of infectious diseases. They are working on the development of a novel rapid, point-of-care diagnostic device. A visible color change tells a patient whether they have been infected with a specific pathogen in less than two hours. Rapidemic’s unique molecular technology helps bring lab-grade diagnostic sensitivity into the field.

Semi Final

This years’ semi-final was recorded in Hotel Bruno in Rotterdam. The pitches were livestreamed as a small series of 7 episodes, called: “The Battles”. Each episode was subsequently released in between the recording of the semi-final and the Grand Final.


The set at Hotel Bruno

Pictures Semi Final

After movie Semi Final

Grand Final

This years’ final was the first hybrid final ever. The event was hosted at the Hallen Studio’s in Amsterdam. There was limited room for physical audience, the event was livestreamed to enable a larger audience to attend.

Pictures Grand Final

Aftermovie Grand Final

Closing words

This edition has been a great success and showed us the benefits of a hybrid event, which will therefore most definitely be continued to later editions of the Philips Innovation Award.

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