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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3D Printing Intro Workshop (fused deposition modeling)

September 12, 2019 / 4:00 pm — 6:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to use a 3D Printer?

We´ve got the know-how and the required machine for you to create unique pieces. Join our workshop to get the most important advices and trainings and print your first tangible object.

The workshop includes the following parts:

  • An overview of existing 3D printing technologies.
  • What has to be considered when 3D Modelling for 3D Printing.
  • Which materials are suitable and what are their properties.
  • How to use the Craftbot 2 3D Printer @ life science factory Göttingen
  • We will have a look at existing examples made by the community.
  • You will choose from a set of objects and print your first tangible object on the Craftbot 2.
  • You get to know the machine, learn about safety instructions as well as tips and tricks for tools and materials.

It’s also an opportunity to exchange information about your project with the trainers and other participants in advance.


Autoimmune diseases - Current status and trends

September 18, 2019 / 4:00 pm

In Germany it is estimated that at least five to eight percent of the population suffer from an autoimmune disease. The immune system targets the body's own cells or tissues that are recognized as "exogenous" and reacts with a defensive reaction. So far, around 100 autoimmune diseases have been described. Well-known examples include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis.
The diversity and complexity of these numerous different clinical pictures results in a huge need for suitable therapies and accordingly places high demands on science and industry when it comes to the development and provision of new and improved forms of therapy. With this year's edition of the biotech report "Medical Biotechnology in Germany 2019", vfa bio and Boston Consulting Group focus on the medical needs in the field of autoimmune diseases and highlight current developments and trends. The results of this report will be presented at the Life Science Factory in Göttingen. Representatives from science and from companies specializing in this field will give their views at the event.

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