Stakeholder engagement

In organizing ourselves around customers and markets, we create dialogues with our stakeholders in order to explore common grounds in addressing societal challenges, build partnerships and jointly develop supporting ecosystems for our innovations. Working with partners is crucial in delivering on our vision to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation.

Innovation event

In November, Philips Research organized an Innovation Event at the High Tech Campus with external guest speakers, to share best practices, share Philips corporate ambition for more sustainable product solutions; initiate new innovative concepts to radically improve access to healthcare; new products that decrease food waste and help meet world food security goals; and to identify new approaches to the circular economy, focusing on concepts such as “design for reuse” and improved recycling efficiency. We believe these global challenges can only be addressed through Open Innovation and regional partnerships with all stakeholders involved. We collaborate with academics, universities through direct partnerships, Open Innovation initiatives and government driven initiatives, like FP7 and Horizon 2020, two European Union research programs.