Gerald Pötzsch from Philips delivers keynote at Dagens Industri Innovation Conference in Stockholm

Gerald Pötzsch speaks about the medical technology industry as a co-innovator and partner in innovations in healthcare

december 12, 2012

Stockholm, Sweden – Gerald Pötzsch, Philips Healthcare, is special invited as keynote speaker at the Dagens Industri conference "Di Innovation" held today in Stockholm, Sweden.


Innovation is central to a successful business. Di Innovation program highlights the practical aspects of the innovation process, the best way to prioritize between different projects and create processes that shorten the path from idea to profitable product.


In the program section "Open Innovation in Healthcare R&D", Dr. Pötzsch will argue that Open Innovation partnerships between the industry and (clinical) science increase the speed, efficiency and outcome of R&D. For example, recently agreed partnerships with the University Hospitals in Lund (Sweden) and in Hvidovre (Denmark) will see the installation of state of the art 7Tesla MRI scanners which will be part of a vibrant network of clinical science sites, enabling groundbreaking research on e.g. Alzheimer’s and MS. So despite our foundation, we need to build a more outward looking mindset to accelerate innovation


He will also speak about the right regulatory and implementation environment around innovations, and how procurement policies can support innovation by focusing on outcomes and performance instead of product specifications. Furthermore he will describe how looking beyond product specification also can greatly benefit the clinical practice.


– As medical technology industry, we strongly believe that as a co-innovator and partner we can help re-think and greatly improve the productivity of healthcare and thereby contribute in creating a sustainable and affordable healthcare system going forward, says Gerald Pötzsch.


– The DI Innovation conference offers a good platform for debate and I am pleased to see senior executives from various disciplines come together to discuss and progress this in Stockholm, says Gerald Pötzsch.

For further information please contact:

Käthryn Cars, Corprorate Communications Nordic
Tel: +46 708 32 20 22 


About Philips

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at