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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Challenge One Health - Hackathon

March 12, 2021 — March 14, 2021 / 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm

The "Challenge One Health" is a multi-part, interactive digital event that addresses one of the most important topics of our time: One Health - the health of people, animals and the environment. At the 48-hour hackathon from March 12-14, 2021, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative ideas and solutions and initiate cross-sector collaborations. Experience open innovation and technology transfer in interdisciplinary teams and be part of the solution.

Develop solutions in interdisciplinary teams: Present your idea, convince the community of your approach and develop solutions together with scientists, data scientists, software developers, product managers and other interested parties in an online hackathon.

Experience open innovation and technology transfer: validate research and development projects, receive targeted mentoring and coaching in the commercial exploitation of your ideas, or find the right partners. Develop ideas for product, service and process innovations in interdisciplinary teams and with the help of experts from Lower Saxony to open up new customer and market segments as well as attractive fields of expertise.


Young Entrepreneurs in Science: From PhD to Innovator

March 23, 2021 — March 24, 2021 / 9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Online workshop for doctoral students and postdocs

How much entrepreneurship is in you? Find out in our two-day online workshop FROM PHD TO INNOVATOR for doctoral students and postdocs of all disciplines, which is organized in cooperation with Falling Walls. Guided by experienced coaches you learn in a group of highly motivated researchers, as if from your doctoral thesis can become a business idea. The workshop is free of charge and does not require any previous knowledge.

We invite postdocs and PhDs from the region to participate. Applicants from our partner institutions are given preferential treatment:

  • Georg-August-University of Göttingen
  • University of Braunschweig
  • TU Clausthal
  • Leibniz University of Hannover
  • University of Kassel

Our regional economic partner:

The online workshop takes place via zoom between 9:00 and 17:00 in english.


life science track by life science factory & fraunhofer ahead

August 21, 2021 — December 21, 2021 / 12:00 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 (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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