Biotechnology Clusters

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

Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.

Hear It Firsthand

CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to recipients of CHF awards, including