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Meaningful Innovation at Philips

From access to quality healthcare, to energy efficiency, to education, to hunger – the world's problems may be daunting, but meaningful innovation offers the opportunity to meet those challenges head on. 

 

Innovation that is personal, relevant and powerful doesn't happen in a vacuum. It requires collaboration among the private sector, government and academia. It takes a commitment to join together and think about challenges differently, applying an outside, in approach.

 

That's why Philips has partnered with POLITICO to host a year-long series of conversations with innovators aimed at tackling big topics and solving complex problems as they relate to government and the private sector. Learn more about the series and the issues discussed.

 

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Creating connected communities for Aging Well

Philips and the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business have partnered on a roundtable series aimed to remove barriers that prevent people from aging in the setting that they most prefer. Findings from the research show that top barriers to structural and technological upgrades for our aging population include perceived cost and the feeling of not knowing where to start.

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Ushering in a new age of farming, increasing food security and reducing carbon emissions

A growing urban population, extreme weather patterns, and increased demand for sustainable foods – these are just a few factors driving new farming technologies that allow plants to grow without sunlight in indoor environments close to or within cities. That's why Philips is supporting an innovative farming model pioneered by Green Sense Farms, a Chicago area commercial grower, to increase crop yields, lower energy consumption and reduce operating costs, while providing consumers with locally grown, fresh vegetables throughout the year.

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Empowering patients through wearable technology

Philips and Accenture have partnered to develop proof of concept software that connects a wearable display with Emotiv Insight Brainware. The solution could ultimately give more independence to patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Revolutionizing the energy efficiency of lighting with LEDs

There is not a faster, better or cheaper solution to our nation's carbon emissions and energy cost reduction needs than adopting energy-efficient lighting technologies. Gain insights from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute's (EESI’s) 17th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Forum, and learn how  energy savings from LED lighting solutions offer a triple win—for the economy, citizens and the environment.

 
Panel Series

"Outside, In" is a series of conversations with innovators who have  used real-world solutions to enhance government efficiencies and solve complex problems in healthcare, big data, energy efficiency and more.


 
 

As a thought leader in innovation, we’re constantly striving to improve people’s lives. Our blog, Innovation Matters, gives our leaders a voice and the chance to ignite conversations and connect communities.