Horst Domdey, a trained biochemist, held several international research positions before he became Professor for Biochemistry at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1994. In the same year he co-founded Medigene, one of the first biotech companies in Germany. In 1996 he successfully led the Munich Biotech Initiative into the German BioRegio Competition. Since 1997 he has been the Managing Director of BioM, the cluster development and management organization of the Munich Biotech Cluster. Since 2006 he is also responsible for the management of the Bavarian Biotechnology Cluster Network. He has been cofounder of BIO Deutschland, of the Association of the German BioRegions and of the Council of the European BioRegions (CEBR). In 2010 the Munich Biotech Cluster became under his leadership one of the winners in the German Leading Edge Cluster Competition.