AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


This year, Slush Singapore teams up with Philips to take pitching to a whole new level. Say goodbye to traditional pitch contests, in September you will be pitching for the deal of a lifetime. We are seeking out-of-the-box solutions and innovative technologies to address Philips’ challenges. The Top Startup will win an opportunity to work with Philips, and receive support from Philips’ experts, resources, and network.


PROBLEM STATEMENT #1: How do we conduct Analysis and Prevention of Non-Contagious Diseases (e.g. for diabetes or cancer)?

Some ideas:
— Risk detection, prevention and treatment
— Screening and early detection

PROBLEM STATEMENT #2: How do we improve outcomes in Hospitals?

Some ideas:
— Improving patient experience in hospitals, e.g. in Intensive Care Units
— Predict, manage and reduce hospital acquired infections
— Predictive maintenance for equipment

Philips looks beyond technology to the experiences of patients, providers and caregivers across the health continuum, from healthy living to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and home care. They unlock insights leading to meaningful innovations from hospital to home. Their integrated solutions – packaged suites of systems, smart devices, software and services – combine broad and deep clinical expertise, technology and services, actionable data, consultative new business models and partnerships. Together, with customers, Philips can transform how care is delivered and experienced.


We are on a path to change the way you think about disciplinary boundaries and open your eyes to a world of possibilities. Don’t be the only thing standing between you and your goals, and dare to see all the potential your startup has. There is no need to be a HealthTech startup to offer the best solution in a Healthcare use case.

We want interdisciplinary solutions that cross-pollinate industries and creative applications of technologies. Solutions that are unconventional, untraditional and unconservative. Stretch your minds and ingenuity, how will your technology address the challenge.



— 3 week incubation period with Philips before Slush Singapore event to further develop their pitch and solutions
— 1 free Startup Pass to attend Slush Singapore 2018
— Pitch onstage at Slush Singapore and compete for the place of Top Startup in the Startup Challenge


— Targeted acceleration period with Philips to explore bringing the solution(s) to the market, receiving support from Philips’ experts, resources, and network.
— Fame and glory


— Startups technology use cases need not be limited to the Healthcare industry, however, technology/solution needs to be applicable to the use cases/challenges above
— Startups need to address one or more of the challenges above
— Startups can be at any stage (seed, series A, etc.) and operate or originate from any geographical location
— At least a minimum viable product or prototype is required

— Shortlisted startups need to travel to Singapore for the Slush Singapore Event and Pre-events on 13th and 14th September 2018


Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2017 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 75,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

To apply, click here.

Deadline: August 19, 2018