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Welcome to the Turing Foundation


The Turing Foundation is a private charity based in the Netherlands and spends its funds on behalf of four goals: The Turing Foundation was established in 2006 by Pieter Geelen and his wife, using the wealth he acquired as co-founder of TomTom NV, a company listed at the Dutch stock exchange.


Most recent projects: January 2017
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Oranjewoud Festival 2017
January 2017
Oranjewoud Festival, Heerenveen, 2017
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht
January 2017
International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2017
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Festival Classique
January 2017
Festival Classique, Den Haag, 2017
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Sustainable living for young people in agrivulture, Liberia
January 2017
Sustainable living for young people in agrivulture, Liberia, 2017-2019
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Strengthening 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon
January 2017
Strengthening 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon, 2017-2019
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée
January 2017
Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée, 2017
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Leprosy in the spleen
January 2017
Donation to the leprosy research department of Netherlands Leprosy Relief, 2016-2017
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Identification of leprosy associated immune signatures that aid as early signals for determination of type I and type II reactions in leprosy, Karigiri, India, 2016-2019
January 2017
Identification of leprosy associated immune signatures that aid as early signals for determination of type I and type II reactions in leprosy, Karigiri, India, 2017-2019
Early recognition and treatment of leprosy... more

Randomised controlled trials of methotrexate in Erythema Nodosum Leprosum
January 2017
Randomised controlled trials of methotrexate in Erythema Nodosum Leprosum, 2017-2019
Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL) is a serious and very painful leprosy complication. It is often... more

Comparative sequencing analysis of genes associated with susceptibility to leprosy and its reactive states
January 2017
Comparative sequencing analysis of genes associated with susceptibility to leprosy and its reactive states, 2017
Developing leprosy is highly dependent on the host's genetic risk... more

Biomarkers for early detection of leprosy using comparative transcriptomics
January 2017
Biomarkers for early detection of leprosy using comparative transcriptomics, 2017
Leprosy is usually only diagnosed at a late stage. Diagnosis is based mainly on the presence of... more

Taking blood samples for the IDEAL biobank
January 2017
INDIGO, field evaluation of novel immunodiagnostic tools for early detection of leprosy in a BCG vaccination field trial amongst contacts of leprosy patients, 2017-2018
The IDEAL consortium (Initiative for Diagnostic... more

IDRI: Integration of rapid diagnostic tests to facilitate earlier diagnosis and simplified case management of Leprosy, 2015-2017
January 2017
IDRI: Integration of rapid diagnostic tests to facilitate earlier diagnosis and simplified case management of Leprosy, 2017
The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) does... more

'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa
January 2017
'Active learning and teaching' at twelve primary schools and three teacher training colleges, Kinshasa, D.R. Congo, 2017-2018
Edukans is a Dutch development organisation dedicated... more

Education programme in the district of Tahoua, Niger
January 2017
Education programme, Tahoua district, Niger, 2017
Concern International is a humanitarian organisation with international offices in Ireland, Great Britain and the US and local... more

'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo
January 2017
'Good schools, safe schools', Walungu, D.R. Congo, 2017
War Child aims to make a positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people in conflict zones by promoting... more


Turing-supported projects you can visit in November and December
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
16 t/m 27 nov
IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2016-2017
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the world's most important documentary... more

Fries Museum - Alma Tadema - Winnaar van de Vierde Turing Toekenning I, 21 mei 2015
t/m 28 feb
Main supporter Alma-Tadema Exposition, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, 2016-2017
The Fourth Turing Award I was awarded to the Fries Museum on 21 May 2015. In the run-up to Leeuwarden's... more

Model Crocrodrome, Jean Tinguely (1977)
t/m 7 mar
'Jean Tinguely: Machine Spectacle', Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2016-2017
The Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-1991) was part of the Nouveau Réalisme artistic movement and is best... more

Main supporter Caesar van Everdingen, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2016-2017
t/m 31 jan
Main supporter Caesar van Everdingen, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, 2016-2017
The Fourth Turing Award II was presented to the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar on 21 May 2015 to enable the... more

Hercules Segers, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2016-2017
t/m 8 jan
Hercules Segers, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2016-2017
In 2016 the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is organising an exhibition on Hercules Segers (1589/90 - 1633/38), one of the most intriguing... more

Winners of the Seventh Turing Poetry Competition
t/m 15 nov
The Eighth Turing Poetry Contest 2016-2017
Our apologies, the text for this project has not yet been translated into English ... more

Anish Kapoor, Dismemberment, Site 1 -  Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park, Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand
3 nov t/m 8 dec
Gardens of Wonder, NTR Dutch public-service broadcaster, 2016-2017
'Gardens of Wonder' is a project focused on presenting 'land art' or 'site-specific art'. It will involve filming... more

Buddha, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam en Museum Volkenkunde Leiden, 2016-2017
t/m 29 jan
Buddha, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam en Museum Volkenkunde Leiden, 2016-2017
The National Museum of World Cultures is organising an exhibition on the phenomenon of the Buddha in 2016. A... more


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