Help us to solve a challenge from one of our latest projects!
At Philips we recognize that new solutions to some of our greatest challenges can come from anywhere. On this page you can find briefs outlining specific technologies we are seeking for some of our current development projects. If you have a solution that fits the requirements, we want to hear from you!
The aim is to find solutions (technologies that allow easy implementation or are already in concrete products) that improve the process and end-result of styling of hair using an electronic device. More specifically, we’re looking for solutions that avoid the occurrence of skin burns from heated devices and solutions that increase the long-lastingness of a created style throughout the day.
Preferred market introduction for the implemented solution would be in 2014 or 2015. Of secondary interest are solutions and potential partners that feed into longer term roadmap of 2016 and beyond.
Residual pesticides are the key food safety related concern for consumers, particularly in emerging markets.
The objective of this project is to find low cost, small and effective pesticide removal solutions (technologies or products) for fruit & vegetables for consumer use at home. (click read more)
Many people do not like the taste or texture of the foam layer that is produced as part of the juicing process when using a centrifugal juicer. We are interested in finding a simple solution that can be easily integrated in our centrifugal juicers that will prevent this foaming / separation of the juice.
We would like to hear your ideas for new “use cases” for Philips Hue, wireless control of lighting
A proven solution (or solution component) that will help babies sleep through the night, endorsed by experts. The solution can be in the form of a product or technology or method which can be productized. We strongly prefer digital connected solutions or solutions which can eventually be made digital connected with purpose to enhance the benefit of the solution.
Could you have the next winning innovation?
Find out by entering your big idea in the Philips Innovation Open competition.
Learn more about the Innovation Open.
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.