New Technology Program Chair at Department of Engineering

The Department of Engineering is pleased to welcome René Damkjer as Chair of our novel Advanced Agricultural Technology Program.

08.04.2016 | Institut for Ingeniørvidenskab

René Damkjer

René has an extensive background within the agricultural and food domain as well as an impressive commercial business carrier in the domain. He has developed Agro Business Park in Foulum from 1995 to 2007 and had been the CEO of AgroTech from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that, he worked at the MAPP Centre at Aarhus Business of School and LMC at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University. In the last two years, he has been part of the Nordic team creating the “hopefully” winning bit for the upcoming EU Food-KIC – a 1 billion Euro platform combining the food industry and academia in Europe. In addition, he is an evaluator of Innovation Networks at H2020 and vice-chair of the national InnoBooster program of the Innovation Fund Denmark. He has been involved in establishing several strategic platforms e.g. the BIO-VALUE-SPIR platform, the Future Food Innovation program in Central Denmark Region, InSPIRe-food and the innovation strategy for AgroTech as well as helped establishing several starts-ups. As Chair of our Advanced Agricultural Technology Program René will have the overall responsibility of growing the program into a setup in the European elite with high-tech agricultural technology. René holds a master degree in Dairy Engineering and Technology, an HD-O in organisation and Innovation and a Diploma in Service Innovation from CBS in Copenhagen.

Privately he lives in Lystrup just outside Aarhus together with his wife and two daughters. Physically, he will be  located a Hangøvej in our section for Biological and Chemical Engineering, in Office 2.25 and his e-mail is:

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