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    The Grand Final of the Philips Innovation Award will be re-imagined as a virtual event. The show will be live streamed on Philips Innovation Awards’ website,, at 19:30 on the 18th of May 2020 and a 10-minute compilation will be broadcasted on RTL Z on the following dates: May 25 (9:15), May 26 (17:45), May 28 (16:15).


    The Virtual Grand Final will be an innovative show, broadcasted live from a studio using Augmented Reality (AR) technology. On the evening of May 18th, it will be decided which of the eight finalists have the most brilliant and innovative idea based on their live pitches. During the show, Simone Brummelhuis, founder and director of the Burski Fund, will share her experience with entrepreneurship and innovation. In the end, the jury, chaired by CEO of Royal Philips, Frans van Houten, will decide who will win the Innovator Award worth €50.000,- and Rough Diamond Award worth €10.000,-.


    The 5 startups that are in the running for the Innovator Award are Applied Drone Innovations, DeWarmte, Intense, Lalaland and Playground VR. The 3 startups that will be competing for the Rough Diamond Award are Lunal, Rocknroo and Syntho. For more information on these startups, check out our website.


    We hope to welcome you at the Virtual Grand Final of the Philips Innovation Award on the 18th of May at

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    The Phillips Innovation award is the largest student-entrepreneur award in The Netherlands. This award is organized for students, by students. We do not believe in “the winner takes it all”-principle. The Philips Innovation Award has become a platform where each participant can profit from. By participating you will get personal feedback, practice important skills, receive coaching and build a network. The Philips innovation awards consists of four stages.

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    We do not believe in a ‘winner takes it all’ mentality. Instead, we want to make sure that all contestants benefit from participating in the Philips Innovation Award. In order to stimulate entrepreneurship for every individual, we have created a process in which participants are guided by our partners. This guidance consists of feedback on business plans and concrete advice for every specific start-up.

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