Knowledge is at the heart of all our solutions

HatchTech is – and always will be – a knowledge-driven company. Since our foundation more than 20 years ago, scientific research has formed the basis of all our products and solutions. Our in-house Research Team was established soon afterwards, with the addition of two PhD students; it now includes a number of respected poultry scientists whose expertise provides a platform for us to innovate and evolve. Based at our headquarters in Veenendaal, our researchers regularly participate in leading poultry seminars and conferences around the world, and the results of their work are often published in key technical and scientific journals.

Meet our Research Team

Dr. Inge van Roovert-Reijrink

Inge is one of the original members of HatchTech’s Research Team. In 2010 she obtained her doctorate in Animal Science with her PhD thesis entitled “Effects of storage and early incubation conditions on egg characteristics, embryonic development, hatchability, and chick quality”.

Dr. Carla van der Pol

Carla holds a Master’s Degree in Animal Science and joined the Research Team in 2011. She began her PhD project on “Improving leg health in broilers through optimisation of perinatal bone development” in 2012, and received her doctoral degree in 2017.

Jan Wijnen

Jan completed his Master’s programme in Animal Sciences at Wageningen University in 2014 and is currently working on his PhD project, which explores the robustness of broilers and the link between incubation, chick quality at hatch, and performance in the grow-out period.

Thijme Hijink

Thijme completed his Master’s in Animal Sciences at Wageningen University in 2018, specialising in Adaptation Physiology. He joined the HatchTech Research team after graduation.

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