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altAgainst the backdrop of Biotechnology Region Rhein Neckar, Germany's award winning top-cluster, The Technopolicy Network is organizing its 7th Annual Conference on 30 September & 1 October. Experts from over 15 countries will focus on the aspects that are needed to create a knowledge region that is truly of world-class. Topics include clustering strategies, benchmarking, ingredients of a successful knowledge region and the importance of international alliances. Poh Kam Wong (Singapore University and Silicon Valley Entrepreneur), Richard Bendis (venture capitalist and US cluster policy advisor), Peter Nijkamp (regional economist and Dutch government advisor) and Tony Rahilly (DG National Research Council Canada) are among the many eminent speakers.
The conference is hosted by Bioregion Rhein Neckar (BioRN). This leading life science region has developed into one of the leading clusters in Europe in the field of personalized medicine and cancer. Christian Tidona, cluster manager of BioRN, will be introducing this impressive cluster. Within a radius of 30 kilometers around the University of Heidelberg, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) are amongst the 60 highly innovative biotech and pharma companies with a total of nearly 20,000 employees, working on new drugs, diagnostics, technology platforms and services.

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