Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, with an emphasis on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in Healthcare, Consumer, Lifestyle and Lighting. Royal Philips established the Africa Innovation Hub, which will do application-focused scientific and user studies to address key challenges like improving access to lighting and affordable healthcare and create innovations to meet the needs of the rising middle class in Africa. Philips’ Innovation Hub’s vision to support the drive for research and innovation in Africa is well aligned with the commitment of the NEF to nurture scientific talent on the continent to make meaningful change. Philips is committed to invent, apply technology and partner to help people succeed, and the NEF will be the platform to help Philips achieve this goal. Both NEF and Philips are dedicated to contributing to creating partnerships to provide innovations that make an impact.