Philip’s Innovation Open is a great way to get your inventions in front of the right people. They know that amazing ideas can come from anyone, anywhere in the world.

The final deadline for entries is the 28th of October, 2012. During this event, finalists will be invited to present their idea to Philip’s executives. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be chosen the same day, and total prizes of $100,000 will be awarded. You may even get to turn your big idea into a reality.

Here are the Categories they are looking for:

Clothing Care – Innovations that help achieve fresh, de-wrinkled, clean clothes without the use of chemicals or damaging processes.

Coffee – Innovations that will modernize the current drip filter appliances and follow the trend in slow coffee.

Female Beauty – Technology, material, algorithm, chemical or device-based innovations that style hair without using (excessive) heat.

Kitchen Appliances – Innovations that help to make meals healthier, tastier or easier to prepare.

Male Personal Care – Technology, connectivity and other innovations that will make the Male Personal Care experience easier and more personalized.

Oral Healthcare – Technology or other innovations that will make it easier for people to have healthy teeth, gums and bright smiles.

Parenting – Technology or device-based innovations, or accessories for current breast pump products. These can help mothers express milk, while not compromising the comfort and efficiency of milk expression.

Health & Wellbeing – Innovations that can help people live healthier, more enjoyable lives.

If you or anyone you know has a great invention and needs help, please contact us at New Product Consulting.