Delivering innovation that matters to you
“Innovation that matters to You” is a program by Philips Philippines committed to deliver meaningful innovation that will help improve the health and wellness state of Filipinos in a chosen community.
About the Innovation that Matters to You (ITMTY) Campaign by Philips
“At Philips, we believe people should be healthy, live well and enjoy life. We are a technology company that cares about people. We listen, discover and challenge to deliver meaningful innovation. Innovation that Matters to You Campaign by Philips underlines our commitment to deliver meaningful innovation that improves the quality of people’s lives in Asia Pacific. It aims to help build sustainable and livable living and working environments, promote healthy eating habits, active aging and personal- and childcare and establishing affordable and accessible healthcare systems and effective ways to dealing with chronic diseases.
Through the Innovation that Matters to You Campaign, we work together, partner with individuals, communities and other stakeholders to combine insights with expertise, technology with funding, to deliver meaningful innovation that make a real difference in helping people live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.”
About Project Yolanda: The ITMTY Campaign by Philips in the Philippines
After witnessing the massive destruction caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in the Visayas region, Philips decided to refocus its ‘Meaningful Innovations’ program to define and deliver meaningful innovations to affected communities in the Visayas through idea generation and sharing. The outcome of the Philips Innovations campaign will result in a meaningful and sustainable project that will focus on three core issues facing the Visayas today: the need for sustainable infrastructure for displaced families, immediate access to quality healthcare services, and addressing health and nutrition-related concerns.
About The First Meaningful Innovation by Philips in the Philippines:
The Solar Night Light Project by Illac Diaz (MyShelter Foundation)
After careful deliberation and accounting 30% from the public votes, Philips and its partners finally selected the Solar Night Light Project by Illac Diaz as the very first Philips ‘Meaningful Innovation’ to be delivered in Tacloban and Ilo-Ilo.
My Shelter Foundation’s (MSF) Liter of Light project is a two-step, DIY solar lighting project that makes use of recycled plastic soda bottles and a simple circuit board built from readily available parts. MSF will work with Philips on technical improvements to benefit locally displaced Filipino families. Priority areas for deploying the solar night lights will be Tacloban and Ilo-Ilo where bunkhouses were built by the government to serve as temporary homes to more than 200 displaced families.
Philips will be implementing the winning idea within 2014 by working in close coordination with the team of Diaz. The process of testing and piloting the Solar Night Light prototype will start immediately and this prototype is expected to be sampled and appraised for the next six months.
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