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Philips Opens New Pittsburgh Innovation Center

August 6, 2017 |

Philips’ new “innovation center” for sleep and respiratory health technology is open for business in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland:

Located on the fourth floor of recently developed Schenley Place, the 14,000-square foot office will put Philips’ team closer to universities, medical centers, research partners and fellow innovators.

“By bringing our team closer to the heart of Pittsburgh, we generate even more opportunity to leverage the energy and growth of our innovation-rich city,” said John Frank, CEO of Philips’ sleep and respiratory business. “Working in close proximity to hospitals, universities, and start-ups alike will enable us to incubate our regional research partnerships and, ultimately, accelerate our ability to develop new solutions to drive the future of health technology.”

Philips has committed to pairing with education centers worldwide to encourage talent and accelerate their own tech innovations through collaboration. The location of the innovation center will allow them to work with the University of Pittsburgh:

“We are incredibly proud of this alliance,” Frank added. “It’s a natural fit given our commitment to improving lives through innovation, both in the solutions we offer to our customers and the ideas we foster within our own organization. The relationship will allow for enhanced collaboration, entrepreneurship and recruitment opportunities with such a reputable and forward-thinking institution as the University of Pittsburgh.”