Gong marks Philips Innovation Award
This year, the ninth edition of the Philips Innovation Award (PHIA) is organised for students and by students. The PHIA has grown to become the largest student-entrepreneur competition in the Netherlands. Every year the organisation helps students with an innovative spirit from idea to business plan, and from business plan to start-up.
The PHIA invites students to participate in the business plan competition before the 16th of February. Experienced business professionals, who will provide participants with feedback, will judge the plans. The ten best entries will be coached by partners of the organisation before participating in the semi-finals on March 27. The five finalists will compete for the grand prize on the 24th of April.
In order to help students writing a business plan, the organisation has developed an online lecture trajectory. In four lectures, experts touch upon intellectual property protection, marketing, finance and many more crucial topics for start-ups. The lectures can be viewed via the organization’s web page on a computer, tablet and/or smartphone. The lectures are interactive, which means guest lecturers can answer questions.Daan van Maanen, Senior Director M&A Philips, sounds the gong.
For more information: www.phia.nl