News - December 7, 2004

Food Valley conquers San Francisco

The Wageningen Food Valley made it this week to the San Francisco Chronicle, where it was referred to as a prime example of a biotech region that has chosen for a clear specialisation.
The Biotech Summit, which is taking place in the Bay Area this week, was the reason for the San Francisco Chronicle to devote attention to the formation of biotech regions. At the summit, various regions are taking the opportunity to highlight what they have to offer in the field of biotechnology with presentations in stands. The Wageningen Food Valley – ‘an hour away from Amsterdam and an hour away from Germany’ – as the newspaper puts it, is obviously doing well. The newspaper refers to Wageningen as an example of biotech specialisation. Apparently the new buzzword for these biotech regions is ‘clustering’.