About SPICE & Frequently Asked Questions
Sourcing Program for Innovation & Collaborative Entrepreneurship
The Philips SPICE program aims to identify innovation opportunities and initiate innovation collaboration with several different innovation players: Philips existing suppliers, new potential suppliers (e.g. SMEs or startups), research institutes, universities, or individual inventors...
Philips posts on this portal "Innovation Challenges" related to our new innovation roadmap. External users are invited to propose ideas, solutions, new technologies, products and/or services responding to these challenges. Please be aware that you should only post non-confidential material. This will allow us to avoid the risk of IP contamination for both parties
Your innovation ideas will be reviewed by the specific Innovation Challenge owners. Relevant ideas will also be exposed to a broad community of Philips innovators to identify all possible collaboration opportunities within Philips.
You will be able to follow the status of your innovations.
You have great innovations that help improve people lives? Whether you are a company with new technology, an individual inventor, a university, a start-up, a medical care provider… Let's team up!
With this SPICE supplier and open innovation platform we will help you connect to the diverse research, development, clinical and business teams within Philips that could help make your invention part of a larger health and well being solution.
SPICE is a large community of innovators, with 1000's of new innovation opportunities and already hundreds of successful innovation projects... Join the community!
Yvan Davoust, Director Procurement & SPICE program
Please remember that only non-confidential information shall be exchanged on the portal. If your idea is confidential, you shall only submit a teaser that does not reveal the inventive principle. We will then follow up once proper confidentiality arrangements have been agreed.
I posted my idea/solution, but I do not know if it has been considered or published, what shall I do?
Your idea might anyhow not always fit with Philips strategy and portfolio – in which case we will do our best to answer you as fast as possible to let you pursue other ways to develop your innovation
Philips users can download specific guideline for Philips users here.