Do you have an idea that could change people's lives in a meaningful way? Creating new inventions that will make a difference is not easy, and learning how to market a product can be equally challenging. That's where we come in. At Philips we have the expertise to bring your ideas for a new product to the market successfully.
Do you have a winning idea for a new product or improvement to an existing product?
Choose one of our ongoing product innovation areas
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Could you have the next winning innovation?
Find out by entering your big idea in the Philips Innovation Open competition.
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Or, continue to SimplyInnovate, our ongoing initiative for sharing your ideas.
At Philips, we know that innovation can come from anywhere. That’s why we’re always looking for partners with whom we can collaborate - to combine knowledge in new ways and create new synergies. If you have a potentially winning innovation that addresses an unmet need, we want to hear from you.
Perhaps you have developed a new product that could benefit from our extensive supply and distribution network or marketing expertise. Or maybe you have a piece of new technology that will improve one of our existing products. Or even a business model innovation that could improve the way we do business.
We are open to all ideas and suggestions. Together we can create innovative and meaningful solutions.
We are a global company with over 120 years experience. We can leverage this history and our huge international network, resources and expertise to transform your ideas into innovative products or meaningful business model innovations. We understand product development and know how to market an idea, and we may be able to help you turn your ideas into a reality.
Define your idea
When developing your idea, it helps to try to think about the entire proposition, including elements such as how it will work, how it will be used, and which unmet consumer need it will satisfy. Your idea may be similar to others that we have already developed independently, and we want to avoid any misunderstanding around ownership. For that reason, we recommend that you first protect your idea with a patent (application) or other intellectual property right.
Submit your idea
First we will ask you a few questions to help us understand your idea. The quality and accuracy of the information you provide is crucial for us to successfully evaluate your idea. Please submit only NON-confidential information.
Confirmation and additional information
After you have submitted your idea, you'll receive an email confirmation right away. If we need to know more to help us assess your idea, we may contact you for additional non-confidential information.
We will email you with the outcome after your idea has been evaluated by our innovation teams. We endeavour to respond to each submission within six weeks.