Ir. Jasper den Besten

 | Senior Lecturer, HAS Den Bosch

Panel Discussion: Vertical Farming


Ir. Jasper den Besten (1956) graduated from Wageningen University in 1981 and started to work as a lecturer in the horticulture department at HAS University of applied sciences, Den Bosch, The Netherlands ( and nowadays as professor (Dutch: lector) in new cultivation systems. The vertical farming expertise started 10 years ago and resulted in a lot of knowledge and experience in a wide range of crops. HAS University has climate cells in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and HAS is co-founder of BrightBox Venlo ( Jasper den Besten is manager of BrightBox Venlo, member of the honorary board of the Association for Vertical Farming ( and board member of Duurzame Kost (


HAS University of Applied Sciences is the best educational and expertise Centre in the South of the Netherlands in the fields of Agro, Food and Environment at 2 locations in the Netherlands, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Venlo. HAS universities offers full-time bachelor courses, education/training of company staff and applied research for/with the industry.