Philips Research Cambridge

North America - MA

Philips Research Americas has relocated to the Boston/Cambridge hotspot, to strategically leverage the innovation ecosystem in the Boston/New York/Washington corridor with its many leading players in pharma, biotech, and healthcare, as well as some of the most renowned academic institutions.

Activities at this location?

In Cambridge, MA, Philips Research Americas is now a part of our multi-disciplinary innovation center (Philips Cambridge Innovation Labs), including functions such as Design, Strategy and Business Development, Strategic Marketing, Intellectual Properties and Standards, our Digital Accelerator, and innovation functions from the Philips businesses.


The Research laboratory contributes to the global programs in the fields of HealthTech. Research is focused on the areas of Acute Care Solutions (ACS), Ultrasound Imaging and Interventions (UII) and Clinical Informatics, Solutions and Services (CISS).


Our multi-disciplinary teams collaborate with leading academic partners and customers to create meaningful innovations – from unmet needs, systematic explorations, creative ideas, to first-of-a-kind proofs of concepts. We aim at game changers that have the potential to radically improve outcomes and cost in healthcare.


Most important research topics?

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Clinical informatics, machine learning, bioinformatics.
  • Medical ultrasound, interventional guidance, planning, and assessment.
  • Co-creation and clinical partners in the Clinical Sites Research Program.


Partners we work with?

We partner with numerous organizations:


  • Strategic government organizations include the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Energy (DOE) and others.
  • Academic partners include Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Columbia University, Yale University and many others.
  • One of the largest collaborative programs is Philips Clinical Sites Research Program, which consists of research partnerships with more than 30 clinical sites in North America.

Facts & figures

  • Established in 1944 in Irvington, NY
  • Expanded in 1964 and moved to Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • Relocated in 2015 to Cambridge, MA
  • 120+ scientists from many disciplines and nationalities
  • 35+ scientists of Philips Lighting Research co-located

Financial Conflict of Interest Policy

Philips Research Americas
222 Jacobs St.
Cambridge, MA 02141, USA
+1 617 245 5900