Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2015 sales of EUR 24.2 billion and employs approximately 113,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. In 2016 Philips sharpened its
strategic focus by establishing two pure play, customer-focused companies in the areas of HealthTech and Lighting Solutions.
As a global leader in health care, we are guided by the understanding that there is a patient at the centre of everything we do. By pioneering new solutions that improve and expand care around the world, we are dedicated to creating the ideal experience for all patients, young and old. Global resource constraints on health systems are driving a shift to value-based healthcare to reduce cost, increase access and improve outcomes. The digitalization of healthcare is shifting value from
devices to software and services. In an increasingly connected world, the convergence of Philips’ consumer technologies that facilitate healthy living, medical technologies that help clinicians to deliver better diagnosis and treatment, and cloud-based technologies that enable data sharing and analysis, will be a key enabler of more effective, lower-cost integrated health solutions. This fits very well with our core strengths in professional healthcare and in consumer health and wellbeing.
In a total addressable market estimated at over EUR 140 billion, Philips is well positioned to leverage advanced technology and our deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions that improve people’s health and enable better outcomes across the health continuum.
Philips Research
Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven (PRE), which is part of Philips Group Innovation (and its legal entity Philips Electronics Nederland), employs approximately 1000 researchers. Within PRE work is carries in three programs aligned with Philips businesses: healthcare, consumer lifestyle and lighting. Data driven research and service orientation is common for all three programs.
Trust, security and privacy play an important role in these programs. Therefore PRE is involved in many research projects in this domain, both internal for Philips businesses as external. Philips Research has a long heritage of pioneering innovation in the domain of security and applying this to specific application areas such as healthcare. Philips Research is very active in partnering with universities and has been involved in more than 50 FP7 projects and flagship programs with
different universities.
Role in the project
Philips is developing cloud-based technologies that enable data sharing and analysis of medical data and as such has a vested interest in the development of technologies for privacy-preserving analytics on Big Data.
Philips has also will also lead Work Package 4, where our work will focus on creating a demonstrator that shows how our data platforms can benefit from Big Data while still respecting each patient's wish for security and privacy. To publicly show the security and privacy of such a platform we will also develop a public hacking challenge.
In addition, Philips will use its experience in both cryptography and data science to help in the work of work packages 1 and 2.