Welcome to the Philips Open Innovation Challenge

Philips innovations are made possible by dedicated, multi-talented professionals who work every day to develop ideas that improve lives. As part of the Philips Experience campaign, we are offering you the chance to join them! By entering our contest, you will gain valuable insights into how our innovators work while showing how your ideas can have a real impact on people’s lives. Start your Philips innovation journey here by helping us to solve two challenges.*

*Do you have an idea you’d like to show us without entering the challenge?
Click here to read about other submission opportunities.

  • Imagine sharing your ideas with professional innovators who dedicate every day to developing life-changing
    inventions. Visit the Experience Philips campaign website to learn more about us and discover how you can
    take your idea to the next level.

    Go to the Philips Experience
  • Think you have the ground-breaking idea we need? Ready to prove that you can change lives for the better? Then click here to read the competition rules and the most important dates for your agenda!

    Good news: we decided to extend the Philips Open Innovation Challenge. The new dates are as followed:

    • Deadline date: Monday January 5th 2015
    • Jury reviews: January 5th and 6th 2015
    • Announcement finalists: January 7th 2015
    • Preparation session for finalists: January 22nd 2015 (14:00 – 17:00 CET)
    • Online award show: January 29th 2015

    We look forward to your Innovations – happy holidays!

    The Innovation Award
  • This is your chance to experience the exciting world of Philips innovation for real! If your idea is selected, you will join five other finalists online award show which will be streamed live on January 29th 2015. Preparations for this online award show take place on January 22nd 2015 and therefore for contestants are kindly asked to please block January 22nd 2015 from 14:00 – 17:00 CET for preparations. You will pitch your idea and answer questions from the jury before a large audience interested in innovation. As well as showcasing your talent, our challenge offers you a unique opportunity to refine your idea and take it into the future.

    Go to ‘rules of the game’

Milk intake monitoring

Understanding my baby’s feeding needs

Breastfeeding can be stressful. Many new mothers give up in the early stages because they are not sure they can give their child enough milk. However, simple monitoring of the baby's milk intake can provide peace of mind while ensuring the baby gets enough nourishment. We need an unobtrusive system that won't interfere with latch-on or feeding and is easy to clean and sterilise. The winning solution will be accurate and cheap to produce.

Submit your idea for this challenge

‘Fast & easy patient positioning on table top’

Bringing the patient safely and pain free on the table top

Making patients comfortable on the examination table can be difficult, especially if they are disabled, uncooperative or in pain. We need a fast, easy way to position them horizontally for standard X-ray exposures. The system should make it possible to place patients safely at a height of 50 - 90 cm without causing discomfort. The winning solution will be cheap to produce, robust, reliable and easy to install.

Submit your idea for this challenge