Merck Accelerator, Darmstadt

Award Amount

50,000 Euro (approx 55,000 USD)


Darmstadt, Germany


3 months


  • 50,000 Euro (approx 55,000 USD)
  • Free housing
  • Support from senior mentors of Merck Accelerator
  • Demo day for the applicant
  • Customized coaching sessions and workshops
  • Working with Merck international project teams
  • Opportunity to expand your network to Silicon Valley

Who Can Apply

  • Applicants from across the globe are allowed
  • Applicants who are willing to work in the Healthcare, Life Science, and Performance material industries
  • Applicants who have solutions to support diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, etc. in oncology, diabetes, and / or fertility area
  • Applicants who have smart solutions for laboratory process and equipment optimization
  • Applicants who have smart tools for the life sciences, sensors, 3D printing, and photonics
  • Applicants who have exposure to Big data analytics

Selection Criteria

  • Applicant must have innovate ideas, solutions, tools, or exposure in the Healthcare, Life Science, and Performance material industries
  • Team should be ready to work under the supervision of senior mentors and experts
  • Team must have international business quality
  • Fill-in the application form with all information about the experience related to the required industry, achievements, etc.

Application Process

  • Application must be submitted by July 25, 2016
  • A list of the selected applicants will be disclosed on August 16, 2016
  • Program will start on September 12, 2016


  • If selected for extended startup, be ready to visit Silicon Valley
  • Applicant and the team should participate in the program with full involvement
  • Sessions with the mentors must not be missed


FAQs are not available, but the team is available to resolve / answer queries related to Darmstadt, Germany


Merck Accelerator, Darmstadt