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David CORCOS, President Philips Healthcare

Since 1891, Philips positions innovation at the heart of its strategy, looking at health and wellbeing beyond technology, for everyone, every day. With more than 7% of revenues invested in R&D and 71.000 patents, Philips is a worldwide innovation leader, creating meaningful and people-focused innovations that make a real difference.
Open innovation, entrepreneurship, co-creation and long term partnerships are values and ways of working which matter to us, matching with the objective we have set to ourselves: create meaningful and breakthrough innovations to help people being healthy, live well and enjoy life.
Our involvement with the Chair of Therapeutic Innovation at ESSEC is therefore self-evident and a key for together, tomorrow, take-up the world wide healthcare challenges.
Philips is proud to participate in this stimulating and fertile international eco-system created around the Chair, training the upcoming talents of the healthcare industry and placing innovation at the heart of what matters: improving people’s lives around the world every day.

About Royal Philips
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. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.