Jan Smits

Project Manager

Email: jan.smits@plantenstoffen.nl

Jan Smits started his work as project manager for the Centre of Expertise for Plant Compounds in June 2013. Since 1980 he has fulfilled various management and R&D positions in the horticultural sector.

Jan Smits started his work as project manager for the Centre of Expertise for Plant Compounds in June 2013. Since 1980 he has fulfilled various management and R&D positions in the horticultural sector. At the Horticultural Marketing Board he was in charge of the set-up and management of the transition programme ‘Greenhouse as Energy’. In cooperation with the HMB-Enterprise Platform BBE & CSR he has been responsible for the development of the programmes ‘Horticulture in the Bio-based Economy’ and ‘CSR in the Horticultural Sector’. At the Centre of Expertise for Plant Compounds, partners he, together with chain partners, develops new product-market combinations on the basis of residues and new crops from the Dutch horticulture.