CEO: Frans van Houten
Founders: Anton Philips, Gerard Philips, Frits Philips
Established: 15 mei 1891, Eindhoven
Global headquarters: Amsterdam
Main innovation hub: Eindhoven
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on making the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation. Our global innovation centers, including our four Innovation Hubs in Cambridge (US), Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Bangalore (India) and Shanghai (China), create locally relevant innovations and drive new business creation.
Philips is proud to be the official partner of the Philips Innovation Award, because innovation and entrepreneurship are in the DNA of Philips. Our aim is to foster entrepreneurship among students and encourage the leaders and entrepreneurs of tomorrow to take their first steps in starting businesses that will contribute to a better future for themselves and for society.
Over the years, we have witnessed a growing affinity between students and the Philips Innovation Award. Several previous winners of the award have already created their own successful companies. We therefore look forward to continued success in an exciting 2019 Philips Innovation Award!