Philips to Establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa
Mar 28, 2014
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Royal Philips has established am Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which it says underlines the company’s commitment to invest in Africa. The Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions and on bringing these inventions to the market.

The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will do application-focused scientific and user studies to address key challenges, such as improving access to lighting and affordable healthcare as well as developing innovations to meet the aspirational needs of the rising middle class in Africa.

The Africa Innovation Hub will be located at the Philips East African Headquarters in Nairobi, where African talents and international researchers will operate on the concept of “open innovation” and will work in close collaboration with the R&D ecosystem of Kenya and Africa. Philips is in discussions with local organizations and Universities on R&D collaborations to co-create meaningful solutions for Africa.

“We welcome the establishment of Philips’ Innovation Hub in Kenya; Philips is a globally recognized innovation powerhouse and their selection of Nairobi as the site to establish their African Innovation hub is a testament to the Kenyan government’s commitment to nurture the drive for research and innovation in the region," said Hon’ble Adan Mohammed, Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization.

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