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After the smashing success of last year’s Virtual Grand Final, we are now back with the 16th edition of the Philips Innovation Award! Today highlights the kick-off of the 2021 Philips Innovation Award! Until December the 2nd we invite innovative people from all over the......

Lalaland has won the 15th edition of the Philips Innovation Award 2020. During the grand final, which was held virtually on yesterday evening, the Amsterdam-based AI company received a check worth EUR 50,000 and may call itself the most innovative student start-up of the Netherlands.  “The......

Virtual Coaching Day April 29 – Philips Innovation Award 2020 On the 29th of April, the Philips Innovation Award hosted a Virtual Coaching Day to help the startups in preparing for the Grand Final on the 18th of May. All eight finalist got the opportunity......

Rotterdam, Netherlands – April 30, 2020 Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 15th edition of the Philips Innovation Award in Rotterdam is canceled as a physical event. However, the largest student entrepreneurship competition in the Netherlands will continue its innovative journey with the all-new Virtual Grand......

Rotterdam, Netherlands – April 8, 2020 On the 8th of April thirty teams pitched their idea in front of our jury. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, this year’s experience was completely different than in previous years, as the pitching was done in a......

Rotterdam, Netherlands – April 7, 2020 In the past few weeks we have been following the situation regarding the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak very closely. We have recently been informed by the Safety Region Rotterdam-Rijnmond that a regional emergency ordinance has been released with regards to the containment of the virus, impacting......

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Wavin – Our new platinum partner Innovation Innovation is a core element in Wavin’s Global Strategy. This was the reason why Wavin was founded 75 years ago by inventive engineers at a water utility in Overijssel. And since then, innovation has continued to fuel the......

In this series of three, the Philips Innovation Award visits past participants to see how their business has grown since their participation. First up is Freek Welsenis, co-founder of Hable, and participant of the PHIA in the Rough Diamond league in 2018. With their product,......

“Ideas are cheap. Ideas are easy. Ideas are common. Everybody has ideas. Ideas are highly, highly overvalued. Execution is all that matters.”  These are the words of Casey Neistat, an American YouTube vlogger, filmmaker and co-founder of the multimedia company Beme. Neistat dropped out of......

During your entrepreneurial journey, chances are that your small business will run into financial problems or cash flow issues at some point. In fact, cash flow issues and undercapitalization are the most common reasons why start-ups fail. However, we want to stress that you shouldn’t......

On January 12th 11:59PM, the registrations for the Philips Innovation Award 2020 are officially closed. A high number of start-ups have turned their idea into a full-fledged business plan and registered during these last few weeks. Over the coming weeks, all ideas will be reviewed by our Business Panel, consisting of over more than 150 experienced......

An increasing amount of young people prefer to work for a start-up instead of a more conventional workplace. The start-up environment can prove to be stimulating, as lower ranked employees are often granted responsibility. How appealing it may be to work in a start-up, it......

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