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Focus on Impact #1

Date: Time: 15:30 Location: Esplanade, Black box

In 2020, the Impact Team organizes several meetings. Inspirational speakers share how they design and conduct research aiming to create impact on society. This is the first event in this series. The theme of the event is ‘Science with a Soul’, with special attention to the farewell of Dick den Hertog in his role as Impact Leader.


Boudewijn Haverkort, Marieke de Kort, Hein Fleuren, Evita Bartels, Ruben Vromans, Rachel Dijkstra, Vivian Jacobs and Patricia Prüfer.


  • 15.15 - 15.30 Doors open
  • 15.30 - 15.40 Introduction
    prof.dr.ir. Boudewijn Haverkort, Dean Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, Professor and Chairman Commit2Data
  • 15.40 - 16.00 Impact and the sustainable development goals of the United Nations
    Marieke de Kort MSc, Program Manager Sustainability
  • 16.00 - 16.20 Creating Value from Data 2020-2021 and an invitation to engage in Zero Hunger Lab
    prof.dr.ir. Hein Fleuren, Impact Leader Creating Value from Data, Professor at Tilburg School of Economics and Management
  • 16.20 - 16.35 Impact talent: Impact PhD’s. Conducting socially driven transdisciplinary research
    Evita Bartels MSc, Ruben Vromans MA, mr. Rachel Dijkstra
  • 16.35 - 16.55 Smart Start: Prevent requests for help with data science
    drs. Vivian Jacobs, Program Manager Smart Start, Sterk Huis
    dr. Patricia Prüfer, CentERdata, Head of Data Science Unit
  • 16.55 - 17.00 Concluding Remarks
  • 17.00 - 18.00 Drinks and conversation at Esplanade