Get to know us

We are creators, thinkers and supporters with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our team and our network consist of life science experts and scientists, successful entrepreneurs, investors and innovators. Together, we pursue the vision of building a sustainable life science start-up community and promoting mutual exchange through the innovative concept of the life science factory. In every idea we see the minds behind it and in every project the power of action that flows into it.

dr. Petra runge-wollmann

Life Science Community Manager


»my super power is networking – i enjoy supporting entrepreneurs and people interested in start-ups and matching them with relevant players within our community. i am fascinated by the inspiring energy of the life science community, which acts as a catalyzer for innovations.«

dr. lena oesterlin-meret

Tech Transfer Manager


»i am thrilled to be part of a team that works on preparing göttingen as a life science hub for the future. a location with such an enormous excellence in fundamental research, needs to actively support start-ups to allow outstanding research results to be transformed into usable products for society. to help this development I connect as a tech transfer manager start-ups with industry partners, investors and mentors.«
+49 151 74491827

Sten Küster

Event & Program Coordinator


»supporting life science founders and interested people on their individual way with exciting event formats and programs is my motivation. the life science factory is a part of the life science community in göttingen and sees itself as an incubator for innovative life science start-ups.«
+49 171 1164955

svenja hodel

Communication Manager


»we see the innovative, integrative concept of the life science factory as the ‘location of choice’ for founders, researchers and scientists worldwide. it is a pleasure for me to inspire interested individuals with our concept, to be in exchange with founders and to support them with relevant information and offers.«
+49 151 50858994

maximilian bieker

Community Assistant


»i am excited to be part of the innovation we are creating with our vision within the german life science community. i am looking forward to working with start-ups in the areas of additive and conventional manufacturing processes in order to develop the first haptic functional prototype together with the teams.«

irina reimer

Program Director


»as the saying goes: ‘new paths are made by walking’. on this journey, our aim is to accompany founders and to be their sparring partners. a successful venture requires several factors that are closely linked with each other. within the life science factory program, we contribute our part by creating an offer for qualification and mentoring in the life science entrepreneurship context, together with our network and our partners.«
+49 175 7934152

dr. jan borkowski

Site Director


»The Life Science Factory is a unique place giving founders and their ideas room to grow. Developing people and their ideas is what I am passionate about and I am excited to help shape this offer – a platform that inspires and releases potential, where new things are created and cooperation is encouraged.«
+49 160 931 885 75

dr. sven wagner

Managing Director


»innovation is a constant driving force, which has been propelling sartorius forward throughout its approximately 150-year corporate history. It is our core mission to turn the renowned science location of göttingen into a recognized launch pad for startups with the help of the life science factory.«

Marco Janezic

Managing Director


»there has not been anything like this concept of the life science factory in all of europe so far. together with partners and the local startup community, we aim to create attractive offerings and provide space for young startup teams to maximize their prospects of entrepreneurial success.«

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