Philips Research is a global organization that helps Philips introduce meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives. We provide technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and – where needed – first-of-a-kind product development.  

In the spotlight

We put people at the center of our work, responding to their aspirations, needs and desires while constantly achieving better energy efficiency and higher levels of sustainability. This approach has led to more than a century of breakthrough innovations.

Open innovation

In line with our open innovation strategy Philips Research works closely with global academic and industrial partners to meet people’s needs. By combining innovative forces a greater number of innovations are more effective and find a faster way to the market.

Are you an innovator? If you have an idea you would like to share with Philips, visit our Simply Innovate portal

A history of innovation

Thanks to this approach, we surprise people with groundbreaking innovations for over 100 years; from lamps and radios to medical equipment, electric shavers, televisions and semiconductors. Our broad portfolio of patents is a clear proof of our innovative character. Find out more about our history of innovation here.

Our people

Creativity and interdisciplinary teams are at the heart of Research. Our people are inspired by a sustainable world, driven by our strategy and insights in unmet needs.


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