This year, Philips is looking to make a big difference in our lives, using technology to its fullest. Thing is, this time they won’t be supplying the idea – but you might.
From now until August 15, you can enter Philips’ Innovation Fellows competition. The competition is looking for submissions of ideas for new technology that helps people to live healthier, more secure, and happier lives. That’s a pretty wide berth, so if you have any solid tech-friendly idea that you’ve been sitting on for a while, you’ll probably be able to talk your way into getting into this competition.
Philips is working with Indiegogo for the competition – all entrants, once they’ve applied successfully, will be directed to create an Indiegogo page to raise money for their new idea. All entries will try to raise money between August 15 and September 30, after which Philips will decide on the grand prize winner and the runner-ups. The grand prize winner will have to worry much less about funding – Philips will supply them with $60,000, along with mentoring sessions at Philips’ USA headquarters. Four other finalists will get $10,000 each from Philips, which should be a nice supplement to whatever they get on Indiegogo.
So, if the next Slap Chop is swimming around in that head of yours, you still have a few weeks to hammer out a plan and try to make it happen.