ANDOVER, Mass. – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) announced today it has joined the EDGE® Innovation Network, a collaborative, open-environment initiative enabling industry and academia, with government input, to work together to enhance the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to warfighters and first responders.
“Joining the EDGE Innovation Network will connect Philips directly with our government customers through a collaborative environment with other EDGE members,” said Joe Robinson, senior vice president of Government & Enterprise Solutions for Royal Philips Electronics. “Through this interaction, we can better understand their needs, and accelerate the development of new capabilities and technologies to help them fulfill their various missions both home and abroad. As a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, Philips is a natural fit with EDGE.”
Pete Palmer, director of the EDGE Innovation Network said, “The power of the EDGE is found in the collaboration of EDGE members to rapidly deliver mission critical capabilities, technologies and solutions that can be fielded immediately.”
Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, there are twelve EDGE Innovation Centers worldwide and over 275 EDGE members. Recent new members include Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Alexandria, Va.; University of Southern California, Playa Vista, Calif.; National Technical Systems, Calabasas, Calif.; Bionic Power, Burnaby, British Columbia; and Tirraappendi, Inc., Redmond, Wash. More information can be found online at www.edge-innovation.com.