Start Virtual Grand Final
19:40 – 20:00
20:10 – 20:50
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, www.phia.nl, 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 Borski 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.
Applied Drone Innovation
On april 8th 2020, the Remote Semi-Final took place. Thirty start-ups pitched virtually in front of the jury. At the end of the day, the Jury selected eight student start-ups that will compete in the Grand Final.
Five Innovators :
Applied Drone Innovations, DeWarmte, Intense, Lalaland, Playground VR
Three Rough Diamonds:
Lunal, Rock-n-Roo, Syntho
We would like to thank all teams for joining the Semi-Finals and wish them goodluck with their further development of their business.