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Merck Accelerator - HQ Program

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Merck is a leading science and technology company, as well as the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. In fact, this year we are celebrating our 350 anniversary! Since 1668 Merck has stood for innovation, business success and responsible entrepreneurship. With different ventures and programs, Merck promotse in-house and external innovation skills. With the Accelerator, it aims to strengthen the entrepreneurial culture both within and outside the company in order to explore interesting technologies and trends, find potential collaboration opportunities, promote and connect talents and entrepreneurs as well as to realize innovative solutions.

Offer

Merck will offer:

  • Partnership: Merck is looking for strong business alliances and want to partner up with promising startups to build sustainable and successful business relationships;
  • Mentoring: Receive mentoring from members of Senior Management and Merck's global network of over 50,000 experts;
  • Curriculum: Benefit from tailored coaching sessions and workshops provided by the Merck Innovator Academy;
  • Makerspace: Use of the rapid prototyping labs in Merck Makerspace;
  • Events:Inspirational events will connect startups across a range of industries;
  • Funding: Kick off the startup project with seed funding of up to €50,000 and access Merck's investor network;
  • Access the Chinese market: Selected industry-ready startups will also have the chance to extend their stay by joining the China Innovation Hub Accelerator in Shanghai.
  • Community: Team up with others facing the same challenges and build lifelong relationships.
Eligibility

Startups with a focus on Merck industry sectors Healthcare, Life Science, Performance Materials, or other related fields, such as Bio-Sensing and Interfaces, precision farming or next generation foods, as well as other similar forward-looking ideas.

Application Procedure

Applicants can find all the information at the application platform F6S starting July 2018 following this link: 

https://www.f6s.com/acceleratorprogram2019 

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Expired
Timetable

Each program will take place in the following dates:

 

HQ Accelerator in Darmstadt, Germany: Jan 14th – April 12th
China Accelerator in Shanghai: April 15th – July 15th

Contacts/For more information

innovationcenter [at] merckgroup.com

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