René Rijnders, MSc

René Rijnders, MSc
Country of Origin
The Netherlands
By Appointment

René Rijnders has worked for the Dutch Board of the Hotel and Catering Industry for many years, focussing on Labour Market Research, Food Safety and Future Hospitality. He has participated in a number of publications on using the Design Thinking approach in concept development in hospitality. In 2013 he entered Education at Saxion Hospitality Business School and is currently appointed to NHTV Breda and Wittenborg University of Applies Sciences.

  • 2015 The future of hotels: TheLife Style Hub. A design Thinking  Approach for developing future Hospitality Concepts (Journal of Vacation Marketing)
  • 2015 The Life Style Hub: Using Design Thinking to develop a new Hotel Concept (Eurochrie 2015)
  • 2014 Understanding Complex Futures: A case on Design Driven Innovation Research (Cauthe 2014)
  • 2013 “Shifting the focus from data to meaning”: A case for design led innovation in hospitality education (Eurochrie 2013)
  • 2012 “Hospitality tomorrow”: A case for design driven innovation in hospitality research (Eurochrie 2012)
  • 2004-2013 Annual (Labour Market Review)
  • 2000, 2002, 2004  A biannual research project on turnover and work motivation based on a employee survey
  • 2003, 2005  A biannual research on labour market structure based on a employer survey(ISAH).
  • 2003, 2005  a research on outsourcing of canteens in industry, health and education
Expertise / Subjects
Labour market
Research methodologies
Concept development