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“ The largest student-
entrepreneur award 
in the Netherlands. ”

Philips innovation award

This is the largest student-entrepreneur award in The Netherlands. This award is organised for students, by students. The award does not abide by a winner-takes-all mentality but wants all its participants to benefit from the personal feedback, network, credibility and skills that you will take with you for the rest of your career.

The Grand Final 2021

This year the Philips Innovation Award (PHIA) is proud to present the first-ever Hybrid Grand Final.

With the Hybrid Grand Final, the PHIA has truly innovated the concept of the Grand Final. In the Hybrid Grand Final, each startup will pitch their brilliant and innovative ideas to the jury consisting of industry leaders. Moreover, during a table discussion led by Sander Schimmelpenninck, our table guests Gillian Tans (Chairwoman of Booking.com) and Ben Woldring (Founder of Bencom Group) will reflect upon the pitches and share their vision on entrepreneurship and innovation.

In the end, the jury, chaired by Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips, will decide which startups have the most innovative ideas and win the Innovator Award worth €50.000- and Rough Diamond Award worth €10.000,-.

Check out the teaser and the full Grand Final here! →

Watch #THEBATTLES

30 startups, 8 golden tickets; in 7 episodes of #TheBattles you will find out which Rough Diamonds and Innovators made it to the Grand Final and had the chance of winning the grand prizes worth €10.000 and €50.000!

See you next year!

Innovator
Award

The Innovator Award is our big league prize worth €50.000 and gives every startup a kick-start towards success. It consists of cash, assistance in registering patents, creative services, consulting advice and more! This prize will boost your startup to the next level.

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Rough diamond
Award

The Rough Diamond League is a separate league for earlier stage startups. As our goal is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation amongst students, we support all students to develop their idea into a successful startup. The Rough Diamond Award gives you the opportunity to win a price worth € 10.000 to boost your business to the next level. So do not be afraid that you cannot compete against other startups who are already in an advanced stage!

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Phia Stages

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Development stage
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Refining stage
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Final Stage
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