Dutch Queen Visits UCSF on Tech Trade Mission
UC San Francisco hosted Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on Tuesday, as part of a Dutch trade mission to California.
Two Dutch cancer experts at UCSF, Jeroen Roose, PhD, and Laura van ‘t Veer, PhD, discussed their work and how it has been supported by the entrepreneurial culture at UCSF and the Bay Area at large.
“People are very open and forgiving towards new ideas,” Roose said to the audience of Dutch tech companies and startups. “I believe this nurtures innovation and entrepreneurship.”
Bob Wachter, MD, gave the keynote address on the future of digital health, predicting that despite many failures by firms large and small, healthcare is still ripe for disruption by digital entrepreneurs.
As he noted on Twitter, “Excitement about health care’s digital future is global!”
Chancellor Sam Hawgood greets Queen Máxima, of the Netherlands, who came to UCSF Tuesday with a delegation of Dutch companies to learn about innovations in health technology.
From left to right: UCSF’s Shuvo Roy, PhD, inventor of the implantable artificial kidney, Queen Máxima, Chancellor Sam Hawgood, Ernst Kuipers, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport, and Robbert Dijkgraaf, Minister of Education Culture and Science in the Netherlands.
Jacco Vonhof, far left, director MKB-Nederland, UCSF cancer researchers Laura van ‘t Veer, and Jeroen Roose, and UCSF digital health expert Aaron Neinstein, speaking about new directions in health technology during the Dutch trade mission to California.
Bob Wachter addressing a delegation from the Netherlands on the future of technological innovation in health.
Rahul Gannamani, of Ancora Health, in Groningen, the Netherlands, asks a question during the Dutch trade mission to UCSF.
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands speaks with Bob Wachter, chair of medicine at UCSF.
Queen Máxima speaks with UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood and Eline van Beest, far left, CEO of Hybridize Therapeutics in The Hague, at a trade conference at the Rutter Center, at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.