Student start-up BI/OND is the winner of the Innovator League of the Philips Innovation Award 2019. BI/OND may call itself the most innovative student start-up of the Netherlands. BI/OND Solutions provides biologists with avatars of human organs composed of Silicon chips and human cells for drugs R&D.
Hable became the winner of the Rough Diamond Award, the Award for startups that are founded after the 1st of October 2018. Hable is a braille keyboard for smartphones. This keyboard can be attached to a smartphone like any other phone cover.
The interview by RTL-Z with BI/OND, Frans van Houten and the winner of 2018, Closure, can be viewed here.
The winners have proven its impact on Monday the 6th of May during the grand final at Theater Rotterdam, in front of the jury presided by Frans van Houten, CEO Philips.
The winner of the Innovator League will receive the grand prize worth €50.000. The Rough Diamond Award winners will take home a prize worth €10.000. During the final of the 14th edition of the Philips Innovation Award, keynote speaker Corinne Vigreux (co-founder TomTom) was interviewed by Humberto Tan (well-known presenter in the Netherlands).
We look back on an evening full of inspiring stories, entrepreneurship and innovation. We would like to thank all of our partners, the jury and last but not least, the participating startups for making the Philips Innovation Award 2019 a great success!