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Philips on Most Innovative Companies 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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Philips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush

Whatever they want to be when they grow up at least you can make sure they have great teeth!

Philips Sonicare For Kids is a rechargeable electric toothbrush for kids aged 4+. It has been expertly designed to encourage healthy brushing habits and to deliver outstanding results - even when they are brushing on their own. The Sonicare For Kids toothbrush comes with customizable stickers and educational tools to make brushing fun for a lifetime.

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ESC Congress tackling cardiovascular disease

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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Chelsea Football Club to use LED floodlights

Chelsea Football Club to use LED floodlights

Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC, is the first stadium for a top flight football club equipped with a pioneering LED pitch lighting system, which will ensure that the stadium continues to be one of the most famous sporting arenas in the world.

The innovative lighting system is designed to provide footballers, fans and TV broadcasters with the best possible experience and supports the latest Premier League requirements for TV broadcasting.

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Chelsea Football Club to use LED floodlights
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
Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?

It simply takes a little awareness and knowledge. The average person can save a life – with a basic understanding of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

That means you can make a difference for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

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Bridge to somewhere: sparking city pride

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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Bridge to somewhere: sparking city pride
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Philips career site

Philips career site

Sharing our core values is something that we definitely look for in new recruits. So if you’re passionate about working in a company that continuously strives to make the world healthier and more sustainable, what’s right for you could also be right for us.

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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 organisations, employing 1,500 professionals across six locations.

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Focus on what innovation does for you

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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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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IFA Berlin Innovations for improving lives

IFA Berlin Innovations for improving lives

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
HUE

Working late? Or maybe you're out for the night. No problem. Simply turn your wireless lights on or off remotely. That way you can make it look like you're home, even when you're not.

Better still, you can set your lights to come on at a set time. Perfect if you're away on holiday but you want people to think you're still in. Or maybe just before you arrive home from work. That way you'll never come back to a dark house again.

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