Awards & recognitions

Philips Research regularly receives awards for its contributions to a variety of scientific and technical fields. Many researchers have also received recognition by their peers at the world’s most prestigious scientific and technical organizations. Such accolades testify to the value of our innovations, and our commitment to the wider community. Below we listed some of the awards and recognitions we received:

2021 Awards


5G Connected Ambulance Computable Award 2021

January, 2021


The 5G Connected Ambulance project received a Computable Award in the category 'Digital Innovation'. In the Connected Ambulance project, a consortium consisting of Philips, GGD Brabant-Zuidoost, the Catharina Hospital, Ericsson and Vodafone are exploring the potential of 5G for healthcare through improved connectivity and digital technology.

2020 Awards


Invention Awards

December, 2020


The Invention Awards honor our researchers who have reached important milestones by obtaining 10, 25, 50 or 100 patents. Patents have always played an important role within Philips. Not as an end, but as a means to enable innovation and to make the step from development to market.

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Philips Innovation Campus Bangalore wins CII Industrial Award 2020

9 December, 2020


Philips Innovation Campus won the prestigious #CII Industrial Innovation Award 2020 in the Large Enterprise Service Sector category.

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2019 Awards


ICMG Best Digital Architecture in Healthcare Award for HealthSuite Reference Architecture

November, 2019


The ICMG Architecture Awards are the most prestigious global award honoring excellence in the Enterprise and IT Architecture.

The Philips HSRA, built around a set of HealthSuite platforms, provides a common framework for integrated Philips and third-party solutions and their integration into ecosystems. It harmonizes common functionality across Philips’ and partners’ products to ensure cohesiveness in the portfolio and consistency in the user experience across all customer touch points. It provides a set of industry-standards based ecosystem federation services and APIs, allowing integration of third-party products at different layers, including user-experience (UX) mashups, workflows, intelligence and data federation.

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Hendrik Lorentz Award (part of Dutch Data Science Awards)

June 14, 2019


Our global research organization was awarded the Hendrik Lorentz Award for its pioneering role in the digital transformation of healthcare by applying data science and artificial intelligence (AI).

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2018 Awards


Philips wins UX Design award for Stroke Communication tool

September 6, 2018


Stroke Communication Tool is a mobile application designed to enable faster treatment by providing a hospital-tailored protocol with easy communication- and information sharing among relevant stroke team members during hyper-acute stroke care.


More information about this award can be found here.

Philips IntelliSpace Portal named KLAS 2018 Category Leader for Advanced Visualization

February 1, 2018


Philips announced its IntelliSpace Portal has been named 2018 Category Leader in the Advanced Visualization category in the 2018 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report.


More information about this award can be found here.


Philips wins two awards at EUREKA Innovation Days for its impact on minimally invasive surgery

May 24, 2018


The Philips-led MEDIATE project has won the prestigious 2018 EUREKA Innovation Award in the category ‘Innovations of Tomorrow’. In addition, the MEDIATE project led to a follow-up ITEA project called BENEFIT, received the 2018 ITEA Award of Excellence. Both awards were presented during the ITEA Event 2018, part of the EUREKA Innovation Days.


More information about this award can be found here.


“Best of Service” award for PET imaging by IMV ServiceTrak during 2018 SNMMI Annual Meeting

June 25, 2018


Philips announced that it is highlighting its portfolio of molecular imaging solutions at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.


More information about this award can be found here.


2017 Awards


Philips leads the world in filing patents at the European Patent Office for second consecutive year

March 7, 2017


Philips announced that, for the second year in a row, it is the world's largest patent applicant for patens filed at the European Patent Office (EPO).


More information about this award can be found here.


Frost and Sullivan Product Leadership Award: General Acute Care Area for Philips IntelliVue Guardian Solution




2016 Awards


Tongue Care+ wins Gold Award for Best New Dental Product at UK Pure Beauty Awards

November 4, 2016


The Philips Tongue Care+ for breath odour management has won the Gold Award for the 'Best New Dental Product' in the UK, during the Pure Beauty Awards on November 4th.


National Award for PIC as ‘Best Medical Devices Company’ at the CMO Asia event

June 24, 2016


On June 24, the Philips Innovation Campus (PIC) received the National Award for ‘Best Medical Devices Company’ at the CMO Asia event in Mumbai, India. These awards are given out by CMO Asia every year for various categories: Healthcare, Branding, Hospitality, Banking etc.


European Inventor Award 2016 for MPI

June 9, 2016


On June 9, the European Patent Office (EPO) showcased the best and brightest in innovation today at the European Inventor Award 2016 ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. Bernhard Gleich (Senior Scientist)

Jurgen Weizenecker (former Research employee) and their team won the prestigious European InventorAward in the category 'Industry' for their work in magnetic particle imaging (MPI).


Innovation Luminary Award for Open Innovation in the category ‘Business and Eco-system re-shaping’

May 27, 2016


The fourth edition of the annual Open Innovation 2.0 Conference took place in iCapital Amsterdam on May 23rd and 24th 2016. During this event six leaders in innovative thinking received an Innovation Luminary Award. Philips received an award in the category 'Business and Eco-system re-shaping'.


More information about this award can be found here.


GBCHealth Award for Philips telehealth Mobile Obstretics Monitoring (MOM)

May 17, 2016


On May 17, GBCHealth announced the winners of the 2016 Women&Girls Business Action on Health Award in Copenhagen, Denmark during the 4th Women Deliver Conference. We are happy to announce that Philips' Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring (MOM) received the highest commendation.


2015 Awards


Philips Research has won the 2015 Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Project-of-the-Year Award for Energy and Water

December 7, 2015


An honor given by ESTCP and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), the US Department of Defense's (DoD) environmental research programs.


The Magnetic Particle Imaging Technology (MAPIT) consortium has been decorated as one of only three ‘Outstanding Projects’ by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research

May 2016


The consortium works on the realization of a first, whole body system for Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI)

2014 Awards


‘EnLight’ project for intelligent, energy efficient lighting systems receives 2014 ENIAC JU Innovation Award

November 27, 2014


EnLight– Energy Efficient and Intelligent Lighting Systems – developed innovative solutions to exploit the full potential of Solid State LED Lighting for energy efficient and intelligent lighting systems, yielding energy savings that go far beyond what is possible by simple retrofit lighting applications. Philips Research has played a key role in this project with regards to the system architecture and the system integration of the demonstrators.  

2013 Awards


Presenting at the ERC "Best of the Best": Pulse detection via PPG

October 26, 2013


A team from Philips Research’s Patient Care Solutions department presented the industry’s first-of-its-kind pulse detection via photoplethysmography (PPG), as investigated in a pre-clinical study, at the European Resuscitation Council symposium’s “Best of the Best” session. The project was one of the only two abstracts selected by an independent jury of international experts out of the hundreds submitted to the ERC, to be presented at the “Best of the Best” session of the annual congress.


Philips Research’s paper on self-care for heart failure patients is Top 5 downloaded
September 6, 2013


An article published by Mariana Nikolova-Simons, Senior Member Research Staff from the Clinical Decision Support & Solutions group in Research Briarcliff was one of the top five downloaded articles of the Heart & Lung Journal in 2013. Entitled “Nurses’ strategies to address self-care aspects related to medication adherence and symptom recognition in heart failure patients: An in-depth look”, Mariana had co-authored this paper with Tiny Jaarsma from the Linkoping University of Sweden, and Martje H. L. van der Wal from the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands.


Prestigious IEEE EMBS 2013 Technical Achievement Award for Nicolas Chbat

June 24, 2013


Nicolas Chbat, Principal Member of Research Staff received the 2013 Technical Achievement Award, presented by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). This prestigious award is presented annually by the IEEE EMBS to distinguished researchers for their stellar scientific contributions. This year, Nicolas shares the award with a biomedical engineering professor from Harvard University.


Researchers awarded for contributions to IEEE Standard 802.15.4j-2013 for MBAN

April 22, 2013


Senior Members Research Staff, Dong Wang and Dave Evans, from PRNA and Cambridge lab have recently received Certificates of Appreciation from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Standardization Association for their technical contributions to the IEEE standard 802.15.4j for medical body area network services (MBAN).


Emmy awards


In the past years, Philips Research has received a number of Emmy Awards for its achievements:


Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for contributing to the Blue Laser Optical Systems for Consumer Playback (together with Panasonic, Sony, and TDK)


Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for UHP (Ultra High Performance) lamp technology for "excellence in engineering creativity in the area of lighting solutions for large-screen TVs”


Coding Technology Emmy Award for Optical Recording Formats


Scientific Development and Technical Achievement Emmy Award to Royal Philips Electronics for development and/or commercialization of the 16:9 aspect ratio for TV


Prime Time Emmy Engineering Awards to Royal Philips Electronics for the Grand Alliance Digital TV standards


Prime Time Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development to Philips Laboratories for ghost cancelling in TV reception

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