At Philips Healthcare, we are dedicated to creating the future of health care and saving lives. We develop innovative solutions across the continuum of care in partnership with clinicians and our customers to improve patient outcomes, provide better value and expand access to care. Philips is a world leader in cardiology, and with a strong presence in cardio-pulmonary care, oncology and mammography, we are well positioned to help clinicians diagnose, treat and manage today’s most prevalent diseases such as congestive heart failure, breast cancer and other cancers, respiratory and other coronary artery diseases as quickly, effectively and efficiently as possible. Our focus is on understanding the continuum of care from hospital to home – choosing to participate in the areas where we can add significant value.
In creating the future of health care, we focus on the unmet needs of the healthcare provider, the patient, and his or her family, in order to deliver innovations that matter to you. The most urgent ones to address across the globe include:
Solution options that we actively explore include…
We always remember that there is a patient connected to everything we do – we hope you share our passion and look forward to your ideas.
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.