François-Eudes Ruchon is Open Innovation Manager at SpecialChem. He is working with leading brand owners to help them identify innovative Chemicals and Materials technologies fitting their product requirements. He started his career at Air liquide America, and joined the largest business network specialized in Chemicals and Materials to focus on his passion about innovation.


For Philips, Open Innovation is Vital to Stay Ahead of Competition

“Open Innovation and technology scouting are vital for us to stay ahead of competition and identify cutting edge technologies that will allow us to propose the best products to our consumers”. In this interview, Steven Vaassen, Open Innovation Leader at Philips Consumer Lifestyle, shares his view on OI and how Philips is organized to decide when and how to use Open Innovation.