Philips Heritage

Visit the Innovation Experience
The stories behind more than a century of Philips innovations  

Visit our heritage page on Tumblr and be inspired by Philips’ rich history. Here at Philips, we don’t innovate just for the sake of it, we innovate for you. In order to ensure the success of our innovations, we always focus on people’s needs: what is it that makes people feel happy, content and safe? On this page Philips’ innovations are brought to life.

These are examples of innovations that matter – to individuals, governments, cities and municipalities, hospitals, communities and, of course, to you.

Explore 90 years of design

Explore over 90 stories of design from Philips, and discover what can happen when you break new ground, turn conventional wisdom on its head and bring something special to people's lives.

Philips celebrates its future by marking 125 years of innovation
Eindhoven celebrates the future

Philips celebrates its future by marking 125 years of innovation power and global entrepreneurship. In co-creation with business, industrial and academic partners, Philips has improved people’s lives through meaningful innovations.





  • Exhibition


    Our permanent exhibition gives you a fascinating insight into how Philips has developed from a small incandescent lamp manufacturer into a major, leading global company.

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