The Vietsch Foundation was created by Willem Karel Vietsch (1952-2014) through his last will and testament. The foundation was established on the day of his death, the 23th of February 2014.
Karel was very involved in the Internet community. He spent a large part of his life working in the area of research and education networking, which he help developing with his energy, creativity and thorough methodical approach. Sadly, his early death, put a stop to Karel's mission to support people and new developments, therefore he created the Vietsch Foundation, with the official objective of promoting "research into and development of advanced technology for scientific research and higher education”, in the widest sense. Karel himself appointed the trustees of the Foundation.
Postal Address: c/o Haarlemmerstraat 3 D, 1013 EH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tax Identification Number (RSIN): 853821690
Chamber of Commerce Number (KvK-nummer): 60235861
Latest News Releases
The Vietsch Foundation announces a new grant to Opscidia for the Science Checker project. The project aims at building a free to access search engine, developing a novel approach that verifies scientific claims by means of analysing the pertinent and available scientific literature. The subject of fake news is a very topical one. With social networks, and the advances of artificial intelligence, it is increasingly easier to create fake news and make them circulate quicker and quicker. Health and sciences … read more
The Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour is awarded annually to individuals or teams that have developed new ideas or demonstrated sustained organisational skills and whose efforts have led to the creation of institutions or services of enduring value. This year, the Trustees of the Vietsch Foundation are thrilled to announce that they have unanimously selected two outstanding individuals whose dedication and commitment have contributed enormously to the community. The 2020 Vietsch Foundation Medal of Honour recipients are Erik Kikkenborg and … read more