Panel debate KIT with Bill Gates

On January 26th KIT will host a panel debate on the theme ‘From Innovation to Impact’. The event is a unique collaboration between KIT, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. An introductory lecture by the renowned doctor & statistician Dr Hans Rosling will set the stage for a debate between representatives from academia, the private sector and NGOs, all with a specific focus on the fields of public health, food security & nutrition. The program will be concluded by the world’s leading philanthropist, Mr. Bill Gates.

Speakers Frank Cobelens (AIGHD / KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation), Louise Fresco (Wageningen University), Walter van Kuijen (Philips), Berry Marttin (Rabobank), Hanneke Schuitemaker (Crucell-Janssen) and Bart de Steenhuijsen Piters (KIT) will discuss two specific fields – nutrition (food security) and global health (TB control) – in which Dutch innovative capacity working in global partnership throughout the innovation cycle has brought about significant change.

Due to a restricted amount of available seats, the event is by invitation only.


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