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Focus on what innovation does for you

Philips’ long history of innovation goes back to our beginnings, when we lifted Europe out of darkness by pioneering lighting technologies. Ever since then, our innovations have improved the lives of people all around the world.  Whether it’s a new way to brush your teeth, an energy-efficient way to light a street, or a less-invasive way to treat disease.  Others may focus on what innovation does. We focus on what it does for you. On the 13th of November we celebrated this spirit at our headquarters in Amsterdam.

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Bridge to somewhere: sparking city pride

Corpus Christi photographer Jason Page tells how state-of-the-art lighting transformed Harbor Bridge into a landmark. City pride grew – and Jason’s business took off. Discover how Philips innovations improve the lives of individuals around the world.

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Philips brings the magic of Disney right into your home

Philips has announced a portfolio of innovative, inspiring and playful lighting products, combining Philips’ lighting expertise with Disney’s beloved characters.
The products - which include StoryLights, SoftPals, LED Candles and Micro lamps - feature Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and characters from Cars and Monsters Inc. They transform children’s bedrooms into imaginative spaces for reading, playing and sleeping. Children can interact with stories through connected lighting, fall asleep to the nightlights, or benefit from lights that promote healthy sleep patterns. Products will be sold in Europe and the US from September, with Asia and Canada to follow later in the year.

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2013 Annual Report: reaffirming our commitments

2013 Annual Report: reaffirming our commitments

2013 was an important year for Philips as we continued to improve our performance while at the same time reaffirming our commitment to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Find out how we did this in our Annual Report 2013, which contains all the information you need on our financial, social and environmental performance over the past year.

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2013 Annual Report: reaffirming our commitments
Philips honored on Most Innovative Companies for 2014 list

Philips honored on Most Innovative Companies for 2014 list

Over the past 123 years, Philips has lit the world, brought music to the masses, and helped to revolutionize the healthcare industry, but we are still one of the freshest thinkers around.

That’s why Fast Company recognized Philips on its influential ‘50 Most Innovative Companies for 2014‘ list, as well as naming Philips in the top 10 of the Energy and Internet of Things subcategories.

“To win in such a fast-changing environment requires a new kind of business agility,” explains Fast Company editor Robert Safian. The listing was based on not only traditional markers but also "progressive, sustainable business models and an ethos of creativity".

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Collaborate with Philips, bring your ideas to life

Collaborate with Philips, bring your ideas to life

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 synergies.  With our idea submission website, SimplyInnovate, we aim to provide a clear channel through which you, the innovator, can connect with the relevant people within Philips.  If you have a potentially winning innovation that addresses an unmet need in the market, we want to hear from you.

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Collaborate with Philips, bring your ideas to life
Innovations for digitally improved lives revealed at IFA in Berlin

Innovations for digitally improved lives revealed at IFA in Berlin

Philips unveiled a range of digital innovations in personal health and well-being at this year’s Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA). The event, which took place in Berlin, September 5 - 11, is a showcase for new consumer electronics and home appliances.

Highlights of the new Philips range included a smart air purifier to provide families with clean air and controlled via their smartphone; a smart baby monitor which connects digitally to smartphones as well as to Philips Hue lighting; and an app-enabled fully-automatic coffee machine.

Philips’ Pieter Nota also delivered the IFA Opening Keynote speech at IFA, focused on meaningful innovation in a digital age.

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Philips at IFA 2013 in Berlin
Philips career site

Philips career site

The new Philips career site is live! Find out what it's really like to work for Philips

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Annual Report 2012

Accelerate! - Progress in delivering our full potential

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Solutions for tackling cardiovascular disease unveiled at ESC Congress

Solutions for tackling cardiovascular disease unveiled at ESC Congress

Philips unveiled its latest leading-edge healthcare solutions at the European Society of Cardiology Congress. Developed in collaboration with leading cardiologists, the innovations span everything from diagnosis to treatment and aftercare, helping cardiologists to improve the quality of life for patients with cardiovascular diseases.

EPIQ, for example, is a first-of-its-kind ultrasound platform featuring ‘anatomical intelligence’, providing whole-organ 3D visualization that overcomes the challenges of traditional ultrasound. Philips also ran symposia and hands-on tutorials featuring advances in diagnostics, patient-centric informatics, and minimally-invasive treatment.

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A century of research into improving lives

A century of research into improving lives

2014 marks 100 years since Philips Research was established - a landmark that the company will celebrate throughout the year. Anton and Gerard Philips, the company’s founders, created the Natuurkundig Laboratorium in 1914 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Since then, Philips’ focus on innovations that touch lives has resulted in more than 165,000 granted patents, including game-changing X-ray tubes, radios that connect continents, pioneering shavers, as well as the very first audio cassettes and CDs. Today, Philips has one of the world’s largest corporate research organizations, employing 1,500 professionals across six locations.

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Q4: Another good quarter, 20% increase in operational results

Q4: Another good quarter, 20% increase in operational results

The fourth quarter of 2013 was another good quarter for Philips, despite the challenging economic environment. Operational results increased by 20% to EUR 915 million. The profitability of all three sectors improved substantially, driven by good sales growth, the gross margin expansion and the productivity gains coming from the Accelerate! program. Comparable sales grew by 7%, driven by a 15% increase in growth geographies. Net income amounted to EUR 412 million. We achieved the mid-term financial targets we had set in 2011 and we have now set our sights on reaching our 2016 targets.

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Q4: Another good quarter
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Discover innovation that matters to you

Discover innovation that matters to you

At Philips, we want you to be healthy, live well, and enjoy life. We’re inspired by you…by understanding your needs and desires. We’re here to deliver innovation that matters to you, to your businesses, to your hospitals and to your families. Discover how we are improving people’s lives around the world every day.

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Philips support Breast Cancer Awareness

Philips support Breast Cancer Awareness

Shining a spotlight on the importance of early detection

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Philips support Breast Cancer Awareness
HUE

Control your lights from your smart device

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Innovation at Philips

Innovation at Philips

Experience your world of innovation

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Innovation at Philips
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