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Rob van Haren is Professor “Transition Bioeconomy” at the Institute for life Sciences and Technology of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. His chair has three transition themes: transition green entrepreneurship, transition green process technology, transition green chemistry/ingredients. Rob van Haren combines these three themes within “Cosmetic Science & Business”.

Rob has a doctorate in theoretical biology at the VU University Amsterdam. In addition to his professorship he guides SMEs to 'private label innovations' and develops new food- and lifestyle products. Rob was previously employed as director of Kiemkracht, an alliance of Agriculture and the InnovationNetwork of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. In addition, he was professor of Innovation and Knowledge transfer Agribusiness at the University of Groningen. Before he worked as innovation manager sustainable supply chains at AVEBE, a Dutch potato processing industry and as senior scientist agro-ecology at Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR).

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 1988 2018

Panarchy as adaptation paradigm in the anthropocene

van Haren, R. J. F., Starmann, I. & Boogaard, F., 18 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterProfessional

Open Access

Panarchy as adaptation paradigm in the Anthropocene

Boogaard, F. & van Haren, R. J. F., Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractProfessional



van Haren, R. & Conner, M., 14 Jun 2017

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Transition bioeconomy: biorefinery new products

van Haren, R., Oct 2015. 1 p.

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Transition bioeconomy green entrepreneurship

van Haren, R., Oct 2015. 1 p.

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Cradle to Cradle "beauty" contest

Rob van Haren (Recipient), 1 Nov 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Innovatie Veenkoloniën bijeenkomst 'Plantaardige eiwitten in de Veenkoloniën'

Rob van Haren (Speaker)
3 Sep 2015

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Press / Media