Philips Research plays a crucial role in
bringing technology-enabled innovations to the
Philips business sectors – but we don’t work in
isolation. In light of Philips’ ambition to become a
leader in health and well-being, it is our task to
develop innovative, comprehensive solutions.
To do this, we need to work with partners who share our
vision of meaningful innovation. That is why we actively pursue what we call Open Innovation –
sharing our expertise and technical abilities with
universities, institutes, and other companies so
that, together, we can realize the very best ideas.
We engage in two kinds of Open Innovation. Through
“inside-out” innovation, we make our skills and
resources available to the outside world. For
example, we regularly undertake contract research
for external parties, provide technical facilities
and support, and assist with IP licensing.
Through “outside-in” innovation, we draw on the
capacities of individuals, organizations, and even
small start-ups from around the globe. By providing
a broader window on the world of health and
well-being, these strategic partners help us gain
new insights and access to new technologies.