Volume 87 Issue 3 | Web Exclusive
Issue Date: January 19, 2009

Clustering In Heidelberg

German region wins competition to anchor one of five national R&D clusters
Department: Business

IT'S NOT EVERY DAY that one competes with bigger and better known players to win a big cash award from the federal government. But that's what happened in September 2008 to a loosely organized network of biotechnology concerns in and around Heidelberg, Germany. By pulling together into a more formal, focused grouping, the Heidelberg network was one of five German technology clusters to take home a prize of more than $50 million in the country's . . .

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