Life Science
made in Göttingen

With the Life Science Factory initiated by Sartorius, we aim to promote scientific progress in the life sciences and strengthen research and development of innovative technologies with a clear focus on applications. This is why we provide open-space offices, a prototyping dry lab and a wide offer of events revolving around life science entrepreneurship for scientists and research teams who aim to take their initial steps outside of academic institutions.

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Establish Göttingen as the “location of choice” for life science startups.



Spark homegrown entrepreneurial spirit amongst researchers, identify future technologies and support life science startups.



Designed to provide a results-driven infrastructure conducive to research, collaborative work and prototype building, all embedded in a closely interlinked program of events



By 2022, approx. 3,200 m² of newly built facilities will offer state-of-the-art laboratory, multi-purpose office & event shared spaces.

Our world will be changed forever by companies that were started in a garage.

So think of all you can start accomplishing when you have a whole 600 m² available!

Event Space

Rooms with an inspiring and innovative atmosphere for events in the inner city of Göttingen: This event and workshop location offers open spaces, flexible areas and quiet zones for retreat that can be fully rearranged to meet your specific requirements.

Event Spaces


Flexible coworking in the heart of Göttingen for your project or startup: Fully equipped coworking spaces conveniently located in the center of the city will let you get started right away thanks to all the furnishings and amenities provided. Everything can be adapted to your specific needs from “mini membership” all the way to a full-fledged work area reserved for you personally.

Coworking Spaces

Dry Lab

The dry lab is our prototyping workshop equipped with a laser cutter, different 3D printing technologies and high-quality multi-tools. Our basic workshops will teach you the fundamentals you need to know about our equipment, and our membership options offer the perfect arrangements to accommodate the widest variety of projects.

Prototyping Dry Lab

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Neue Richtlinie zur Medizinproduktzulassung (MDR) -Bedeutung für MedTech-Start-ups

May 27, 2021 / 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

In May 2021, the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) will come into force. Expert Prof. Dr. Christoph Russmann explains what this regulation means for your start-up.

The MDR defines the requirements that a manufacturer must meet in order to sell medical devices in Europe. Among other things, the regulation specifies the requirements for clinical evaluation, regulates the reprocessing of single-use devices, including the ban on reprocessing certain single-use devices, as well as the new classification rules for software, products with nanomaterials, and so-called material medical devices, among others. Mr. Russmann will try to "translate" the innovations of the directive for you.

The aim of the event is that you get to know the new regulation and what it means for your specific case. We will therefore pick out individual passages of the regulation text and explain on the basis of these examples which requirements you must pay attention to for your products in the future. You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions.

About the speaker:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Russmann is Dean Health at the Health Campus Göttingen and Professor for Photonics and Medical Technology. In his function as professor at HAWK, he is in constant exchange with young innovators who already set the user focus in their academic education. Christoph Russmann is thus sensitized to the impact of a new medical device regulation on the development of MedTech start-ups. This makes him an ideal contact person for questions concerning the approval of medical devices.

We look forward to a lively interactive exchange, new food for thought and, above all, helpful information on the new Medical Device Regulation.


life science track by life science factory & fraunhofer ahead

August 01, 2021 — December 01, 2021 / 9:00 am

In our Accelerator Program you have the opportunity to take your life science business idea to the next level!

Over a period of four months (starting in August), you & your team will develop your business model in sessions with experienced coaches, life science experts and successful entrepreneurs. You will receive valuable input on relevant topics such as licensing/IP, financing and the market, as well as individual pitch trainings and team coachings that will help you personally.

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