Clusters are geographic concentrations of entrepreneurship and innovation. Clustering has been a prominent feature of the growth of biotechnology, as biotech companies emerged in areas with outstanding molecular-biology expertise combined with substantial opportunities for commercializing innovative research. Biotechnology innovation has generally occurred in certain geographic locations. A conference, “Building Biotechnology: The Past, Present, and Future of Biotechnology Clusters,” was hosted by the Center at CHF in April 2007 to address the question, what are the technical, business, and governmental policy factors that contribute to this phenomenon?
Staff: Ted Everson