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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Life Science Factory Workshop with btS

February 03, 2020 / 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to know how easy it can be to start your own business in the life science industry? Or what it takes from the idea to prototype development? In this case our upcoming joint event with the Life Science Factory will catch your interest.

The event will take place on 03.02.2020 from about 4 pm in the seminar rooms of the German Rheumatism Research Center (DRFZ) in Berlin-Mitte.

You can choose between two workshops:

  • "Rapid Prototyping From the idea to the first prototype with modern technology"
  • "Growing in the life sciences as a realistic career option."

[program in German language]


Life Science Pitch Bowl

February 12, 2020 / 5:00 pm

The Life Science Pitch Bowl: Teams from research institutes with their own start-up projects pitch their founding idea on stage!

The Life Science Factory initiated by Sartorius will be hosting the Life Science Pitch Bowl evening on February 12, 2020, starting at 5:00 p.m., together with the start-up support program of the Georg August University of Goettingen, Germany, in the "Alte Mensa" on Wilhelmsplatz.

The Life Science Pitch Bowl is the closing event of the Life Science Track from the Fraunhofer AHEAD program: A six-month accelerator program for the demand-oriented support of life science start-ups from research institutes. Founders from the life sciences who want to take the step from institutes into business were supported by experienced life science entrepreneurs and coaches through expert lectures, workshops and 1-on-1 sessions.

On the evening of the Life Science Pitch Bowl and at the end of the AHEAD Life Science Track, some founders will have the opportunity to present their start-up idea to a broad audience. In the Fish Bowl Pitch they will receive detailed feedback from a jury of experts and the audience.

The range of participating teams at this year's AHEAD Life Science Track shows the versatility of the life science sector. With TissueGrinder, CH3F, Merlin, PeriPower and NeutroCheck, projects from the fields of industrial biotechnology, clinical medicine, medical technology and life science tools & software were represented.

What awaits the guests on this evening:

  • Up-and-coming start-ups will present themselves and their founding idea in pitches - in accordance with the "Fishbowl Pitch" format, they will receive feedback from an expert jury consisting of experienced founders and investors, and take questions from the audience
  • The best-practice examples presented are intended as inspiration
  • A concluding get-together offers the opportunity for exchange and the chance to establish direct contact with the active start-up scene in the life sciences

The Life Science Factory cordially invites people interested in setting up a business, scientists, supporters, students, innovators and entrepreneurs to get to know up-and-coming start-ups on this evening and to get into conversation with the inspiring founders and founders!

Please register via Eventbrite.


5:00 pm - Admission

5:30 pm - Start

afterwards get together

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