Research

Philips Research - A Brighter View of the Future

Philips Research is one of the world's largest corporate research organizations. We develop new technologies and investigate potential growth areas for Philips. Our belief is that every innovation should start with understanding the world around us. To improve the quality of people's lives, we make a point of finding out what drives them, the dilemmas they face, and how we can help them in the best possible way.

Open innovation

Open innovation

In line with our Open Innovation strategy, Philips Research works closely with academic and industrial partners on a global scale to address these needs, using the joint innovative power to bring more innovations to the market effectively and faster.

A history of innovation

A history of innovation

This approach has enabled us to surprise people with breakthrough innovations for over 90 years, covering everything from lamps and radio to medical equipment, electric shavers, television and semiconductors. Our rich patent portfolio illustrates this innovative nature.

Have a look at the future of innovation

Have a look at the future of innovation

Visit the global Philips Research website to explore what technologies and innovations will shape our future.

 
Key facts

  • Founded in 1914
  • One of the world’s largest corporate research organizations
  • Over 1,800 professionals
  • 50 nationalities
  • Created over 130,000 patents (total R&D)
  • More than 1 patent is filed per scientist per year
  • Laboratories in North America, Europe and Asia
  • Annual research budget slightly less than 1% of Philips' annual sales 
 
 
Core competences

  • Opportunity & trend spotting
  • Technology research
  • Application research
  • Experience research
  • New business development