Life Science
made in Göttingen

Our Life Science Incubator promotes research and development in Göttingen for innovative bio- and medical technologies that have clear practical applications. The Life Science Factory offers founders, start-ups, scientists, and researchers everything they need from a single source, all at one location – open offices, a wide-ranging program of mentoring and events, the “Maker’s Factory” prototyping workshop, and configurable S1 laboratories. Concentrate on your research, and let us take care of the rest!

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Establish Göttingen as a recognized location for life science start-ups



Mobilization of entrepreneurial forces, identification of future technologies, and promotion of life science spin-offs and start-ups



Infrastructure for research, office work, meetings, and prototyping, all embedded in a comprehensive program of events



Since January 2022, new facilities have been available on 3,300 m² with state-of-the-art laboratory, office and event rooms

four floors for success

With the relocation of the Life Science Factory to the newly built Factory on the Sartorius Quartier, all users have access to significantly more extensive equipment and an expanded concept. This is what you can expect at the Life Science Factory since January 2022:

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Our range of modules lets you tailor your membership in this collaborative environment to your specific needs.


Our community includes researchers and founders who want to change the world, as well as mentors and market experts ready to support you with experience at any time. The Life Science Factory is integrated and firmly interwoven into the world of science, with excellent contacts to the University of Göttingen, the Helmholtz Society, the Fraunhofer Institute, the Max Planck Institute, and many other institutions and organizations.

Wet Lab

Our state-of-the-art, fully equipped S1 laboratories with secure access meet the highest standards in both quality and safety. You can focus entirely on your research, as our all-round service includes cleaning of all equipment and utensils used, autoclave/glasswash service, and even lab coat laundering.

Maker's Factory

The Maker’s Factory is our prototyping workshop, with laser printer, 3D printers and top quality multi-use instruments. We offer basic workshops in how to use the equipment, and the various membership modules let you tailor your use of the Maker’s Factory to your needs.

Sartorius Quartier

The Life Science Factory is located in the Sartorius Quartier, which on completion will be the largest industrial park in Göttingen, covering some 2.3 hectares. Built on the site of the old Sartorius AG factory, the new premises will include areas for research and other work alongside housing and living spaces.

Would you like to receive more information about our facilities, or learn more about a possible partnership? We look forward to hearing from you!

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Maker's Factory Basic

The Maker’s Factory is the perfect place to turn your ideas into reality: On an area of 300 m² you get access to a state-of-the-art equipment park, which offers you the optimal environment for rapid prototyping. You become part of a community that thrives on exchanging ideas and learning from each other. 

Coworking Basic

Inspiring spaces for big ideas: With “coworking basic” you have a flexible workspace in a state-of-the-art environment. Ideal for immersion in the community, getting new ideas and perspectives, and enjoying interdisciplinary exchange.

All Inclusive Lab

Get the most out of the fully equipped infrastructure and inspiring spaces with our all-inclusive membership. Perfect for focusing on your research and benefiting from our community and our state-of-the-art laboratories.

Community Ticket

With the “community ticket” you can actively take part in the Life Science Factory community, where you can attend events at no additional charge and connect with founders, start-ups, and researchers.

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strong mindset with professional boxer ina menzer

December 01, 2022 / 4:00 pm

Together with the boxing world champion Ina Menzer and our health partner BARMER, we are organizing an exciting event on the important topic of STRONG MINDSET at the Life Science Factory.

The outstanding athlete has fought 32 fights in her career and has won 31 of them. She demonstrated mental strength and fighting spirit repeatedly. At the event you can expect fascinating input on how to gain mental strength in order to motivate oneself.

In the second part of the event, things will get sporty. Be there and be surprised! The event starts on December 01 at 4 pm in the Life Science Factory.

The event will be held in German.


guided tour of the life science factory

December 07, 2022 / 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Life Science start-ups, researchers and people interested in founding a company can register for a guided tour through the Life Science Factory to learn more about the unique offer and the facilities.

Places are limited – register & participate!


elsa pitch bowl

December 15, 2022 / 7:00 pm

ELSA Pitch Bowl is the public final pitch event of the ELSA (Entrepreneurial Life Science Accelerator) program, which the Life Science Factory runs together with Fraunhofer and Helmholtz Munich. As an advancement of the former AHEAD Life Science Track, innovative startups and Life Science projects were supported by all three partners for the first time this year. Within three check-ins on different topics such as Life Science Market, Industry & Partnering and Go-to-market & Pitch, the teams received individual coaching by excellent Life Science experts and professionals. The coaching sessions were complemented by interactive workshops and lectures on exciting topics such as "How to talk to a VC".

If you want to see the teams presenting their pitches on stage and join the networking, take the opportunity and register for the public event.

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Find out more about the life science start-ups and researchers whose pioneering spirit and inquiring minds drive the ideas of tomorrow.

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Our pool of mentors is growing continuously. Find the right mentor for an intensive exchange that will bring you closer to your goal.

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Meet the partners we work with to implement our ideas, research, and projects with the goal of making the world a better place!

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