Established in 2010, Seed
Central is an initiative of
the Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis
and SeedQuest, joined by a growing number of companies and organizations in
the global seed and food industry.
Seed Central's purpose is to energize the seed
industry cluster surrounding UC Davis.
UC Davis is
a world leader in seed, plant and agricultural
sciences. Some 100 seed and seed-related companies are
located near UC Davis and benefit greatly
from its proximity, but the influence of UC
Davis extends throughout the USA and far
We named this seed industry cluster Seed Central and
to breathe into it a bit of “Silicon Valley magic”.
ensure that the region retains its
preeminence in the rapidly growing field of
competing seed and agbiotech hubs,
reinforce the collaboration between
university and industry in the region,
science to market faster to strengthen university and
research collaborations and IP & technology transfer,
attract to the region more innovative companies,
get talented individuals to view UC Davis
as a great place for advanced degrees
the Seed Central region as a prime destination for exciting careers,
strengthen for all participants the
benefits of operating within a dynamic and innovative
Click here to learn
how you can benefit from Seed Central, whether you are
within driving distance of UC Davis or farther away.
Coming to the events from far away?
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food and lodging, etc.
Attend the next Seed Central events......
Joint Seed Central
& Food Central FORUM
with featured speakers
4:30 - 6:00
6:00 - 7:00
Featured speaker -
Dr. Ian Korf, Associate Professor, Molecular &
Cellular Biology, UC Davis
Topic: From bench to keyboard and
back: integrating experimental molecular
biology and bioinformatics to understand