Sebastian Hoenen has received the Wageningen University Fund Thesis award in Social Sciences 2011-2012. He got this WUF-KLV prize for his thesis titled 'Do patents increase venture capital investments between rounds of financing?'.
Central in our research program is the quest for understanding and managing the rapidly developing international chains and networks, with a special focus on innovation, governance and sustainability. We concentrate on the life sciences at large and the agri-food industry in particular. The life sciences aim at the improvement of the quality of life from a health and nutritional perspective. They include the food and agribusiness companies, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.