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Philips Innovation That Matters To You Contest

a contest that would make tomorrow a better place

You don't come across contest that might have a significant impact on our daily lives in Malaysia. I joined the Philips Plus+ campaign last year but this year they have changed the campaign name to Philips Innovation That Matters To You. A longer but more meaningful campaign name that really says what it does. The contest has started earlier this month seeking Malaysians to join the Innovation That Matters To You contest to submit ideas for healthier homes or safer cities. It's really easy to join the contest, an idea as simple as don't fry food with oils for healthier homes can be accepted.

The advantage of joining a contest? Winning prizes of course! 6 winning ideas will be selected and they will all win Philips Prizes (see the prize photo below). Even better, do you know all 6 ideas will go through a voting phase where the numero uno, ultimate idea with the highest vote will be made come true (or realized) by Philips Malaysia? Say brighter public transportation waiting lanes to increase safety at night. Philips will make that come true!

I believe contests like these benefits our community. It's another greater calling. Winning prizes is just a bonus seriously. 
The contest ends on 14th November, 2013 so don't forget to just do your part as a citizen of this country to improve the quality of life for everyone Whether it is for healthier homes or safer cities, your ideas might make a difference.

watch the inspiring video about this campaign
(it'll move you to do your part in your society for a better tomorrow)

At Philips we believe people should be healthy, live well and enjoy life. We are a technology company that cares about people. We listen, discover and challenge to deliver meaningful innovation. This project underlines our commitment to deliver innovations that matter, innovations that improve the quality of people’s lives in Asia Pacific. We aim to help build sustainable and livable living and working environments, promote healthy eating habits, active aging and personal- and childcare and establishing affordable and accessible health care systems and effective ways to dealing with chronic diseases. We want to work together, partner with individuals, communities and other stakeholders to combine insights with expertise, technology with funding, to deliver meaningful innovation that make a real difference in helping people live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.

6 winning ideas, 6 awesome prizes

Grand Prize for Winning Idea:
• 1 unit of Philips Viva Collection Airfryer (worth RM1199.00)
• 1 unit of Philips Viva Collection ME Computerized Electric Pressure Cooker (worth RM499.00)

5 Consolation Prizes for Shortlisted Entries:
• 1 unit of Philips Living Colors Bloom Black (worth RM499.00)
• 1 unit of Philips RaGa MP3 Player (worth RM169.00)

How it works? How can you help?

Great things can happen when people and sheer imagination come together to produce solutions for modern living. Your innovative ideas can help Malaysians everywhere live in safer cities and healthier homes! Learn how you can make a difference. What are your ideas for building safer cities and healthier homes? 

submit, share & vote

contribute your idea today

Submitting an idea is easy but your idea needs to be also realistic, sustainable (means long term) and benefit not only yourself but many. Here's the pointers:

  • Realistic - it must be practical to implement.
  • Sustainable  - it should demonstrate long term viability.
  • Benefit many, not a few - the more people it benefits the better your chance of having your idea implemented.

my idea may be too modern for Malaysia
(but scientist overseas has already begun doing this)

There's two category of ideas you can submit to. Either for Healthy Homes or for Safer Cities (see explanation and examples below). I choose safer cities because I believe that would benefit our community and improve energy saving and security. Think Avatar the movie. The plants grow in the dark creating a natural lighted environment. It's not only brighter, it's also naturally beautiful. 

P.S you can submit as many ideas as you want to any two categories.

who says glow in the dark plants/trees is not the future?

Category 1: Healthier Homes

simple examples that might come true

Category 2: Safer Cities

sitting around won't help your city

I hope everyone tries to submit an idea, who knows your idea could win prizes for you and be used to improve our lives in Malaysia. The contest is ending this 14th November, 2013 so don't missed it. Tell your friends, get your families, anyone to submit an idea for a better tomorrow.

Join the conversations on #meaningfulinnovation on Facebook, Twitter @PhilipsMY and Instagram and visit to find out more!

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  1. I joined! Hopefully my idea can be one of the 6. Been wanting an air fryer since they launch it.

  2. Submitted too!!! *support support*

  3. I joined! Submitted my post already ^_^

  4. We can and may create a shot to alter our habits and settle for the importance of living a healthy life style. If society will not create changes, then we tend to as people ought to create them.

  5. Hey TAMMY MIU,
    This is a great article you have shared here. I read and got much pleasure. Thanks for your excellent sharing. Hope you will write in future.


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