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Fraunhofer AHEAD Program with Life Science Track in Göttingen (apply by 5 July 2019)

aheadStarting in autumn 2019, the Fraunhofer AHEAD Accelerator Program will take place in Göttingen in cooperation with the Life Science Factory, initiated by Sartorius. Within the Life Science Track, the program provides individual support and is aimed at life science start-up teams from universities and research institutes, e.g. from the fields of drug development, diagnostics, medical technology and life science tools.

Application deadline: 05.07.2019

There will be a webinar with Information about Fraunhofer AHEAD Program & Life Science Track on 14.06.2019 at 12:30-13:30h (

An info session on application & program will be offered on 21.06.2019 at 2–4 pm in the Life Science Factory in Göttingen.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to researchers, start-up teams or teams with the intention of founding a company in the field of life sciences.

How can I apply?

  • Online via Fraunhofer InnovationHub Portal (simple and fast application process)
  • In a nutshell: Brief information about technology, business idea & team is required

When and where does the AHEAD program take place?

The AHEAD program will kick off with a four-day boot camp in Munich from 16 to 19 September 2019. Further check-ins will take place in Göttingen from October 2019 to February 2020. Workshop dates can be found in the attached presentation.

What are the aims of the AHEAD program?

  • Developing a sustainable business model & market validation
  • Creation of a target group-oriented pitch
  • Setting up an entrepreneurial team
  • Strengthening of business development and acquisition competencies
  • Establishing a network of relevant partners in the life science industry

What happens within the AHEAD program and in the Life Science Track?

The program consists of presentations and workshop sessions in the areas of team, market and product, as well as networking events with industry partners, life science entrepreneurs and experts. Experienced life science coaches provide personal feedback, assist in preparation of presentations and provide valuable advice.

Contact Life Science Factory: Irina Reimer; +49 151 50858994;

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