Merck Innovation Cup

Apply now for the summer camp to 2023 to develop new innovative ideas for unmet medical needs.

As a participant in our Innovation Cup, you get a chance to network with top students from around the world, work in teams to develop new innovative ideas for unmet medical need, and build a business case with support from experienced professionals. We are offering shared prizes of €20,000 for the winning team, €5,000 for the runner-up and €3,000 for third place. Selected top performing participants could get an offer for a permanent employment at Merck. And to make things even more interesting, options to implement the best business plans will be evaluated.

The Innovation Cup summer camp takes place 10-16 June 2023, near Frankfurt, Germany. Your travel, accommodation and food expenses are paid for by Merck.

Applications are from postgraduate students in the life sciences working towards a PhD in biology, medicine, biotech, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related fields. Postdoctoral students are also welcome to apply.

Applications for the 2023 Innovation Cup will close on 31 January 2023. 

For more information, plesae refer to the website.