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 maker’s factory 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.



In january 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

maker’s factory

The Maker’s Factory 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 Maker's Factory

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ahead life science track by life science factory & fraunhofer ahead

October 06, 2021 — December 10, 2021 / 9:00 am — 5:00 pm

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, you and your team will develop your business model in sessions with experienced coaches, life science experts and successful entrepreneurs. Receive valuable input on relevant topics such as licensing/IP, financing and market as well as individual pitch trainings and team coaching.


Start-up Deep Dive: GoBio initial - a life science funding program for early-stage

October 12, 2021 / 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

GoBio initial - a funding program for early-stage life science startups.

Every good idea needs seed funding and a leap of faith to take the most basic steps of development. GoBio initial encompasses these two core elements. The starting point for GO-Bio initial funding is therefore very raw, sketchy exploitation ideas for which no patented technology needs to be available yet for realization. Likewise, the exploitation path does not have to be finalized at the start of the funding.

During the funding period, a degree of maturity of the research results should be achieved that enables a continuation in other established funding programs of validation, start-up and company cooperation funding, such as VIP+, EXIST-Forschungstransfer, KMU-innovativ or GO-Bio. The overarching goal is thus the seamless transfer of promising ideas into application.

Dr. Kim Blankenhagel from the project management organization VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH will answer these questions in an interactive lecture format.

We invite all interested life science start-ups and all those who are on their way to learn more about the new funding program GoBio initial together with the Life Science Factory and the University of Göttingen.

About the speaker: Dr. Blankenhagel is an industrial engineer and works at VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, where she promotes, among other things, the transfer of product ideas or services to industry. Previously, she has worked intensively on business models and start-ups and has held teaching modules on this topic at the Technical University of Berlin.


Start-up Deep Dive: first steps to Life Science IP

October 27, 2021 / 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

"Innovation and intellectual property are the basis for future developments and the resulting business models. The question of intellectual property (IP) is often decisive in this context. The central issues here are IP strategy, protection, advice on exploitation and further development.

Along the innovation process, the lecture will be dedicated to the following topics:

- Innovations in numbers in the field of Life Science

- Basics of IP rights (forms, differences, prerequisites, advantages and disadvantages)

- Economic handling of property rights (When does a property right make sense?)

- Special features for start-ups and life science companies Intellectual property rights and then? (What opportunities arise for my company from intellectual property rights? (Exploitation, enforcement, etc.)

Together with Sebastian Mähler from White IP, we will discuss the importance of IP issues and develop a rough roadmap for start-ups. There will be plenty of room for general and individual questions for all participants.

About the speaker: Sebastian Mähler, Managing Director Business Consulting at White IP, brings outstanding experience in the areas of corporate and IP strategy, as well as the exploitation of business models. White IP accompanies life science start-ups with a business and legal perspective and can thus support them in the strategic orientation, protection and exploitation of innovative ideas. For this purpose, White IP, as a patent law firm and management consulting company, is available as a partner to answer questions with interdisciplinary expertise."

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