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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
Since 2012 a music festival has been organised on the Oranjewoud estate in Heerenveen: the Oranjewoud Festival. This festival wants to use... more

International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht
January 2017
International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, 2017
The International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht (IKFU) includes a total of nearly 50 concerts and activities, held in over 20... more

Festival Classique
January 2017
Festival Classique, The Hague, 2017
Festival Classique is an annual music festival in The Hague that presents classical music in an accessible way to a wide audience. The festival's... more

Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia
January 2017
Sustainable living for young people in agriculture, Liberia, 2017-2019
Action Aid The Netherlands and Action Aid Liberia (AAL) want a world without poverty and injustice, and help... more

Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon
January 2017
Strengthening the 'sandwich' educational method in rural Cameroon, 2017-2019
DISOP Cameroon is formalising the sandwich method of teaching in Cameroon. This involves alternating two... more

Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinée
January 2017
Teacher training at six primary schools, Guinea, 2017
School-to-School International's Whole Child Model provides teaching, as well as health (food and hygiene), and stimulating an... more

Leprosy in the spleen
January 2017
Donation to the leprosy research department of Netherlands Leprosy Relief, 2016-2017
For many years the Turing Foundation has cofinanced projects to combat leprosy with the... 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 January and February
Fries Museum - Alma Tadema - Winnaar van de Vierde Turing Toekenning I, 21 mei 2015
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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

The Embarkation for Cythera, Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1717, Louvre
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Jean-Antoine Watteau, Teylers Museum, 2017
Teylers Museum is organising an exhibition on the work of the 18th-century French artist Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). His style of... more

Pieter Claesz, Still Life with Tazza, 1636
vanaf 9 mar
Slowfood: Still Lives from the Dutch Golden Age, Mauritshuis, The Hague, 2017
The Mauritshuis is working on an exhibition on still lives with made tables from the Dutch Golden... more

A Dog's Heart, April 2017, Amsterdam
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The Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, 2017-2019
The Dutch National Opera & Ballet is renowned for its varied programming of both classical and modern operas and the... more

Eye Attack, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2017
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Eye Attack, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2017
The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam has had the special opportunity to take over the exhibition Eye Attack - Op Art and kinetic art from the... more

Hans Holbein de jonge, Portret van Richard
vanaf 12 feb
The Renaissance in Northern Italy, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, 2017
Rijksmuseum Twenthe plans to organise an exhibition on the Renaissance's Golden Age: from the 'Cinquecento' (ca. 1500 to... more

Winners of the Eighth Turing Poetry Competition, 1 feb 2017
t/m 1 feb
The Eighth Turing Poetry Contest 2016-2017
The Turing Poetry Competition is the only Dutch-language poetry contest open to everyone and that is about a poem, not a poet. Previous... more


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