Philips Africa Innovation Hub
Philips is strengthening its presence in the African market, which is considered to be the new frontier in innovation, by unlocking the needs in the continent. The Philips Africa Innovation hub was launched in March 2014. The Research department's aim is to develop locally meaningful solutions in collaboration with Philips entrepreneurs who manage the African ventures and develop scalable business models for the local innovations.
The Research Africa Lab is situated in Nairobi – Kenya at the Landmark Plaza and shares the facilities with the Philips East Africa commercial team. Kenya is a well-recognized hub in the continent and hosts many businesses and institutions that support innovation. As Philips, we work with local universities and institutions to fulfill our commitment to deliver meaningful innovations in Africa. We partner with academic research institutions, non-governmental organizations, UN bodies and incubators.
Currently the Research Africa team has a compliment of seventeen scientists, working closely with our labs in India and Eindhoven to collectively realize the various projects in the global research portfolio.
Our vision is to impact 300 million lives in Africa by 2025 through scalable, appropriate and sustainable health innovations. To achieve our vision, the department has developed the following competencies to create locally relevant innovations:
Health Economics – offering end-to-end health economics expertise and thought leadership that enable the development of sustainable, scalable and appropriate health innovations.
Community Health – developing solutions to improve access to healthcare, by approaching primary care holistically through high quality service delivery.
Understanding People and Experience Design – driving excellence in Designing End 2 End Value Proposition by User- centric Research and Contextual Analysis of Varied Experiences.
Application and User Interface for Connected Products – in collaboration with other department building solutions that lead to use real-time data to make actionable and informed insights and key decisions.See more