Philips Healthcare Launches Blockchain Lab in Netherlands

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In a recent post on its website, Philips has written the Philips Blockchain Lab was established following six months of exploratory research into Blockchain technology.

The lab, located in the Philips headquarters in Amsterdam will offer a dedicated environment where Philips IT experts, healthcare professionals, partners and Blockchain developers will work together on research and exploration of potential use cases using the innovative Blockchain technology.

Philips tipped their toes into the Blockchain world last year, when the public learned that the company working with Tierion, a Blockchain record maintenance developer.

Arno Laeven from Philips told CoinDesk that Philips was interested in Blockchains for the healthcare industry.

“As a company committed to innovation you need to constantly explore new and emerging technologies and their application in areas where they might have an impact and added value.”

Philips is actively seeking collaborators and developers to work on several Blockchain use cases. Contact Philips Blockchain Lab to enquire.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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