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[in German] Lecture “GO-Bio initial: Opening the door to business”, 12 Oct 2021

Dear Scientists,

we would like to draw your attention to an interesting event organised by the University of Göttingen together with the Life Science Factory. The lecture “GO-Bio initial: Opening the door to business” on 12.10.2021 at 4 p.m. presents the GO-Bio initial funding programme for application-oriented researchers in the field of life sciences.

Through its “GO-Bio initial” funding programme, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) aims to identify and develop early research ideas in life sciences that have a clear potential for innovation.

Its purpose is to support project work in order to advance research outcomes to a level where they become eligible for other more established programmes which support validation activities, new business founding and cooperation between businesses and other funding programmes.

Most programmes to fund research and development require a great deal of preparatory work and a high degree of specificity at the very start of a project, which is typically not attained at the early stages of an innovation process. At the beginning, there is often only no more than a general idea about the product or service to be created.

Dr. Kim Blankenhagel from the project management organisation VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH will give an overview about the GO-Bio initial programme in an interactive presentation format and be available to answer questions.

You can register under the following link:

The lecture will be held in German language.

We would also be happy to advise you in a personal meeting on other application-oriented funding programmes such as EXIST-Forschungstransfer. You can use this funding programme if you are scientifically active and are thinking about spinning off your own company. Please contact us at and arrange a non-binding meeting with our innovation managers and start-up advisors.

Best regards from the Research and Transfer Services of the University