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With the events hosted at our Life Science Factory, we offer you the opportunity to gain new knowledge, try out things you have always wanted to learn, and to network with our community and our experts. We look forward to welcoming you soon to one of our events and as a member of our community. Just see our event calendar and join an event!


Lectures on strategic and business topics

Deepen your knowledge by attending presentations given by our experts and coaches specializing in the fields of life sciences and entrepreneurship.


Life Science Events

Discover the latest research topics in a whole new context, and learn from leading companies and entrepreneurs in the industry.


Interactive formats and workshops

“Learning by doing” is the motto for our interactive event formats, if you want to learn about and apply new methods in small groups


Networking Events

Start a conversation with experts and mentors, and gain valuable contacts within our community.

Event calendar


online event: innovation & translation

October 28, 2020 / 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

Online event series on licensing | patenting | spin-offs

Second event: „Innovationsmanagement & Gründungsförderung, Uni Göttingen“

Question and answer session on the offers of support through innovation management and start-up funding by the Office of Cooperation and Innovation at the University of Göttingen as well as an overview of the funding available for transfer and start-up projects.

Further Dates:
28.10.2020 Innovationsmanagement & Gründungsförderung, Uni Göttingen
25.11.2020 MBM Science Bridge
27.01.2021 SNIC Life Science Accelerator
24.02.2021 Life Science Factory
31.03.2021 Erfahrungsbericht Startup OptoGenTech GmbH


female entrepreneurs talk with dr. beatrix förster

November 03, 2020 / 4:00 pm — 5:30 pm

Online keynote lecture with Dr. Beatrix Förster followed by Q&A

We invite Dr. Beatrix Förster to talk about her experiences in the field of entrepreneurship. She is currently the Managing Director of Holiko B.V. and Doderm GmbH - both are start-ups in the field of immunotherapies through skin care products for the human and veterinary markets respectively.

Beatrix Förster is a human biologist and has gained valuable experience in various positions in academic research as well as in the biotech sector, both at home and abroad. Among other things, she was involved in setting up a spin-off from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry and managed a laboratory at TRION Research GmbH for the development of therapeutic antibodies for cancer therapy.

She will provide us with insights into her experience in entrepreneurship, which Pitfalls she encountered, how they were mastered and some tips for founders and those interested in setting up a business in the life science sector.


online Workshop team structure & team development

November 10, 2020 / 4:00 pm — 7:00 pm

Online workshop with Lisa Gius followed by Q&A

Do you have questions about how to set up a team structure, about the different roles that should be represented in a team, or do you need to onboard a new team member? Let Lisa Gius advise you on these topics!

We are happy that we could present Lisa Gius, a trained psychologist who is responsible for Self & Team Development at Fraunhofer Venture.

Lisa has already coached some of our teams during our AHEAD Life Science Track. In this workshop we would like to offer all interested life science teams the opportunity to benefit from Lisa's expertise. No matter how far you are with your project, thinking about the team will help every start-up.

We are looking forward to your registration on Eventbrite.


ahead life science track 2nd check-in - industry focus

November 17, 2020 — November 18, 2020 / 9:00 am — 6:00 pm

Online Accelerator Program in cooperation with Fraunhofer Venture

In our second check-in of the AHEAD Life Science Track, we are focus on industry. Together with our lead coaches Grit Zahn, Thomas Reichthalhammer and Magdalena Kempa, we will introduce our teams on how to establish industry contacts and which strategic partnerships can be worthwhile. The teams will also have the opportunity to pitch in front of investors. In return, we are very pleased that we were able to win Dr. Caroline Fichtner from HTGF, who will give a lecture about preparing for an investor-meeting and also give feedback on the start-ups' pitches.

In addition to lectures, the check-in will mainly consist of intensive 1on1 coaching sessions in which our teams will work with the respective experts on their challenges as needed.

As we decided to make the lectures within the AHEAD program public, we invite all interested people to register for the lectures.
After the lectures, there will be an opportunity to exchange ideas and enter into discussion with the speakers.

An overview of the public lectures from our 2nd Check-in:

• Collaboration between start-ups and corporates – Sven Wagner
• How to prepare for an investor-meeting – Caroline Fichtner


Collaboration between Corporates and Start-ups

November 17, 2020 / 9:15 am — 10:15 am

Online keynote lecture with Dr. Sven Wagner followed by Q&A

Although - or perhaps because - corporates and start-ups are very different, their collaboration is often the key to a successful translation. For start-ups, collaboration with companies goes far beyond the technology development. Especially technology-centered start-ups from the scientific community often require an additional business understanding at the beginning, especially with regard to essential factors such as entry barriers, market acceptance and pricing structures.

On November 17, starting at 9.15 a.m., Dr. Sven Wagner, as an expert in the field of business development, will report on his experiences on this topic and will be available for questions.

Dr. Sven Wagner, biologist and neurooncologist, is Head of Business Development at Sartorius and has been Managing Director of Life Science Factory since February 2019. After working as a project manager at a stem cell company in Hanover, Germany, and as R&D manager of a biotech start-up, he joined Sartorius in 2009, first as a product manager and later as marketing manager for Lab Cell Culture Technologies.

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