Jeannette Lankhaar joined the TU/e High Tech Systems Center (HTSC) as an Industrial Resident in 2016 (0.25 fte). Her mission is to strengthen AgriFoodTech cross-over innovations by using her expertise and network from both worlds. Her research focuses on the areas of AgriFood production for a fast-growing population and public perception of food integrity. In line with expectations, the world population is growing rapidly with a projected 10 billion world citizens by 2050. With strong underlying growth drivers such as an increase in population and urbanization, it is expected that more food will have to be produced in the next 35 years than has been the case over the last 8000 years. At the same time, the Agri&Food sector is facing challenges driven by, among others, the public perception of food integrity and safety, animal welfare, ecological footprint and chain transparency. These challenges manifest themselves throughout the value chain and collaboration will be required between the various partners
Jeannette Lankhaar studied Food Technology at the University of Applied Science HAS Den Bosch and received her BSc degree in 1991. She started her career at Marel Stork Poultry Processing B.V. in 1992 as Research Technologist with a scientific focus on meat science and animal welfare. Between 1992 and 2000, she coordinated and disciplinary contributed in several national and European grant programs with international partners. In 2000 she became Project Manager Innovations and was responsible for the development and global market introduction of several innovative products and systems. In recent years, her work is focused on initiating innovations with value-chain partners (university-industry-government) as well as the internal process coordination of Marel’s global poultry innovations.
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