START HUB Administrative Team

START is operated by the Administrative team represented by the universities involved.

Among several tasks the team facilitates and supports the START HUB Coordinators and together they drive the START Research HUB activities and initiatives. The Support Team also supports the START Steering Committee and facilitates the overall START initiatives e.g. Annual Meetings and joint workshops etc.


Kristine Howe Kjer

START Coordinator, Special Consultant

P: +45 40 17 97 39
E: kjer@au.dk

  • Biodiversity - BIO

Hanne Vibeke Seidler

Special Consultant

Email: hsja@food.dtu.dk

Phone: +45 93 51 07 95

  • Food Post Harvest
  • Future Agrifood Systems
  • Health Aspects

Kristine Engel Arendt

Special Consultant

Email: kea@science.ku.dk

Phone: +45 35 33 28 00

  • Biodiversity - BIO

Mads Bennedsen

Chair support, Special Consultant, Fundraiser

Email: madsb@adm.aau.dk

Phone: +45 22 48 39 09

  • Selfefficiency in Nutrients
  • Green the Blue - Bluening the Green - 2GETHER

Niels Michael Petersen

Strategic Advisor, Special Advisor

Email: nimp@tek.sdu.dk

Phone: +45 93 50 76 25

  • Green the Blue - Bluening the Green - 2GETHER
  • Digitalization and infrastructure (DIGITZATION)

Jens Riemer

Green Transformation Officer, Executive Support and Communication

Email: jr.slk@cbs.dk

Phone: +45 22 48 22 36

  • People & Practices

Robert Pederson

Research Consultant

Email: pederson@ruc.dk

Phone: +45 46 74 38 59

  • Cultivation (Land)Scapes
  • People & Practices

Bodil Hjarvard

Academic Employee

Email: bohj@agro.au.dk

Phone: +45 93 52 29 26

  • Biodiversity - BIO
  • Cultivation (Land)Scapes
  • Future Agrifood Systems
  • People & Practices

Anne Krog Ingerslev

Academic Employee

Email: anki@agro.au.dk

Phone: +45 93 52 29 14

  • Health aspects
  • Selfefficiency in nutrients