Philips on Friday announced the establishment of its Africa innovation hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which underlines the company's commitment to invest in Africa.
The hub will work both on the creation of new inventions as well as marketing. The hub will be located at the Philips East African Headquarters in Nairobi.
It will do application-focused scientific and user studies to address key challenges like improving access to lighting and affordable healthcare as well as developing innovations to meet the aspirational needs of the rising middle class in Africa.
"We welcome the establishment of Philips' Innovation Hub in Kenya; Philips is a globally recognized innovation powerhouse and their selection of Nairobi as the site to establish their African Innovation hub is a testament to the Kenyan government's commitment to nurture the drive for research and innovation in the region", Industrialisation cabinet secretary Adan Mohammed.