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Merck Innovation Summer School

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It is a paid 3-month intrapreneurship program - from June to August 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany- that allows applicants to learn about intrapreneurship, meaning innovation in a corporate environment, and grow a seed idea into a “pitchable” innovation concept. The program is designed for PhD students and experienced Masters students and is fully integrated into the Merck Innovation Center.

The program is looking for outstandingly talented individuals to absorb everything they can about innovation from Merck experts, and ideate around key Innovation Fields at Merck.  

The program is designed to develop exceptional talent from around the world through intensive innovation trainings, involvement in innovation practice, and hands-on project experience at a state-of-the art Innovation Center. Ultimately, the goal of the program is to develop new Merck innovation projects that lead to new Merck businesses. The Innovation Summer School intrapreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas at the end of the 3-month program, which could become real innovation projects. 

Prizes/Offer

At the Merck Summer School, applicants will:  

  • Gain a deep understanding of how a leading global science and technology company like Merck drives innovation and change from its futuristic Innovation Center at the company’s headquarters;
  • Discover how a global player like Merck enables innovation within corporate structures in a flexible, agile and modern future work environment; 
  • Get paid for learning as an intrapreneur, understanding the challenges and chances of corporate innovation;
  • Benefit from the support of two student organizations: the German National Board of Young Chemists Association (JungChemikerForum) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), and the Young Business Chemists (Junge WirtschaftschemikerInnen);
  • Receive accommodation support in Darmstadt
  • Experience a truly intercultural and interdisciplinary learning environment with a unique mix of young and experienced talents from around the world; 
  • Attend cultural and fun activities, for example the Merck Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Last Night of the Proms” garden concert; 
  • Receive an Innovation Center certification as proof of expertise; 
  • Get to know the Rhein-Main region in the center of Germany from Darmstadt, the City of Science; 
  • Get support for Visa applications as required. 
Eligibility

The program is designed for PhD students and experienced Masters students.

Application Procedure
Application Deadline
Monday 25 March 2019
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