The five finalists in the Philips Fellowship competing for R200 000

Multinational electronics firm Philips launched thePhilips Fellowship Competition in mid August. The aim of the contest was to find home grown innovations centred around healthcare in South Africa.

The competition entries were closed on 23rd September and this morning at a press briefing in the Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, the five finalists who will be competing for a prize of R200 000 that will be used to bring the idea to market.

Healthcare is a very broad term so Philips decided to focus on innovations that addressed three core problems they had identified; access to healthcare, access to healthcare resources and healthcare for mothers and children.

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