Spatial Diversity of Biotechnology Centres in Germany

Sławomir Dorocki
2014 Quaestiones Geographicae  
Biotechnology is considered one of the key advanced technology sectors of the future. Its development is conditional on basic research in technologically advanced research institutes and appropriately qualified human resources. The optimum environment stimulating the development of biotechnology is that of production centres having joint industrial and R&D operations. The growth of this sector in Germany began later than in the USA or other West European countries. But, thanks to the regional
more » ... s to the regional policy pursued by the state stimulating the development of biotechnology clusters, in a period of fifteen years or so, Germany has become the global leader. This paper presents the process of developing biotechnology centres in Germany as well as their spatial distribution, accompanied by their short description.
doi:10.2478/quageo-2014-0023 fatcat:pid75xgytnhf5i3ayi7rwik7q4