Panel debate: From Innovation to Impact

On January 26, KIT and KNCV will host the panel debate ‘From Innovation to Impact’. Guest speakers include Mr. Hans Rosling and Mr. Bill Gates.

In 2015 the world community agreed on an ambitious development agenda for the years leading up to 2030. Now that tangible goals have been set, the time has come to plan how to actually fulfil our promise to present and future generations. Innovative approaches, new products and cross-sectoral collaboration will be required to make sure that we can bring these Sustainable Development Goals to fruition, improving life for all, but particularly those most in need. The roadmap from R&D to innovation and then through to scale-up for global impact will be our focus for the afternoon.

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.

Date: 26 January 2016; 16:00 – 20:00
Location: KIT, Mauritskade 63, Amsterdam

More background information on the program and speakers is available on the KIT website.