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Book a Scientist - Speed Dating with the Sciences

In the event “Book a Scientist” initiated by the Leibniz Association, Leibniz researchers discuss questions on topics that touch on everyday life. The individual talks will take place online on 18 March 2021.

From IAMO, researcher Frans Hermans will talk on the topic “The role of biocluster in the transition to a bioeconomy”. Bioclusters are geographically proximate groups of interconnected companies and associated organizations (for example, universities, standards agencies, and trade associations) working on the bioeconomy. An important distinction between regular industrial clusters and bioeconomy clusters is the additional goal of sustainable development that bioclusters are expected to generate. Different types of bioclusters can be identified, for instance agricultural agglomerations, green chemistry clusters, Marshallian bio-districts and life science clusters. Each of these different types has different strengths and weaknesses with regard to regional sustainable development.

The following discussion with Frans Hermans is available:
Thursday, 18 March 2021 | 1:00 – 1:20 pm

In order to request an individual talk, please send an email with your name, the selected topic and the desired time window to veranstaltungen(at)

You can choose from more than 150 other topics in the “Book a Scientist” event. A complete overview and further event information can be found here:


Dr. Ir. Frans Hermans

Dr. Ir. Frans Hermans

Research Associate
Room: 241

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