Life Science Factory offers space and support to prospective scientific entrepreneurs and young companies willing to take their first steps beyond the comfort zone of academic institutions. It also provides for the interaction of lab areas, co- working rooms and network offerings, such as mentoring and company financing. The firm’s professional operating concept ensures efficient facility management and administrative support, high-quality laboratory equipment and qualified lab staff.
“In this combination, such an approach is new in Germany and other European countries,” comments Sartorius executive board chairman and chief executive officer, Joachim Kreuzburg. “Life science startups primarily lack suitable lab facilities and a powerful network, apart from access to startup and growth capital. Flexible and open-design spaces for labs, offices and events are a good breeding ground for trying out new things and sharing contacts and experiences with like-minded peers and veteran founders.“
Life Science Factory will work closely with local partners, such as Göttingen’s universities, Max- Planck institutes and the Southern Lower Saxony Innovation Campus, SNIC, and, beyond these, with its wider network.
The non-profit will be ready to start off in early 2019: Office space in the inner city of Göttingen will be available on more than 500 square meters for co-working, experiments and events, and can be rented by entrepreneurs for working and prototype building. The offices will also offer the latest equipment, such as 3-D printers and laser cutters. In addition, lectures to be held by patent attorneys or successful startup founders, for instance, are scheduled as are further events addressing startup issues. Any earnings generated by Life Science Factory will be reinvested in the promotion of knowledge transfer and of young scientists and researchers.