The UMG in the final round of the nationwide flagship competition "Startup Factories" (from left to right): Federal Minister of Economics Dr. Robert Habeck, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Zeisberg, Dean of Transfer at the UMG, Martin Stammann, Head of Start-up Promotion in the Research and Transfer Department at the University of Göttingen, Sven Wagner, Head of Business Development at Sartorius AG and Managing Director of Life Science Factory, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Brück, Spokesman of the Executive Board of the UMG, and a representative of the Federal Ministry of Science and Climate Protection. Photo: BMWK/Jan Philip Welchering

GOe Future Innovation flagship wins national funding programme

The draft proposal for the life science incubator GOe FUTURE of the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) has been selected for the final round of the “Startup Factories” flagship competition organised by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). The announcement was made by Federal Economics Minister Dr. Robert Habeck at the 25th anniversary congress of the nationwide EXIST support programme in Berlin. A jury of experts selected 15 projects from 26 applications from more than 120 universities and scientific institutions for the final concept phase.
This important achievement underlines the UMG’s leading role in biomedical innovation transfer in Lower Saxony and Germany. To underline its importance at the UMG, the Medical Faculty has recently established a new Dean’s Office for Transfer and the UMG has appointed a new head of the Technology Transfer Office. MBExC member Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Zeisberg, a successful researcher and founder in the field of biotechnology (Avocet Bio GmbH, funded by SPRIN-D), has been elected as the first Dean of Transfer at the UMG. She will coordinate and manage the transfer activities at the UMG with the aim of sustainably increasing the number of spin-offs and guiding the next generation of founders to success.
Link to the UMG press release (in German)