Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of € 26.4bln. in 2008. It focuses on the three domains of healthcare, lifestyle and technology and has 121,000 employees in more than 60 countries. Philips aims to lead by improving the quality of people’s lives through the timely introduction of meaningful innovations. In a world where complexity increasingly touches every aspect of our daily lives, Philips’ businesses are centred around people and the quality of their lives. Philips is globally number one in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, lighting, shavers and among the world’s top-3 consumer electronics companies.
In healthcare, Philips’ innovation revolves around improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare through a focus on care cycles. Central to care cycle thinking is a patient-centric approach that optimizes healthcare delivery for all the major diseases. In Philips’ Healthcare (PH) sector, over 12% of systems sales are invested in R&D. The last 3 years and especially 2008 have shown market share gains and strengthening of its global leadership position for many products, margin expansion and enhancement of its competitive position with key acquisitions and partnerships. Underlying this leadership position is that Philips combines its expertise in medical technology with the clinical know-how of its customers to produce innovative solutions that meet not just the needs of individual patients, but which also enable healthcare professionals to work faster, more easily and more cost-effectively. Sales of PH’s sector amounted to € 7.6bln. in 2008.
Digital Lifecycle Twins for predictive maintenance
Intelligence based iMprovement of Personalized treatment And Clinical workflow supporT
Medical care evolution
Better Effectiveness aNd EFficiency by measuring and modelling of Interventional Therapy
System of Real-Time Systems
Medical Distributed Utilization of Services & Applications
Patient Friendly Medical Intervention
Cooperative Advanced REsearch for Medical Efficiency
Embedded Decision and Data Fusion for Medical Intervention Support
High Performance image Processing
Content Analysis & Networked Technologies towards Advanced and Tailored Assistance.
Co-development with inner and Open source in Software Intensive products
Software evolution, refactoring, improvement of operational and usable systems
Content Analysis and Networked DELivery Architectures towards Intelligent Video
From Concept to Application in System-Family Engineering