Merck Accelerator Program

Program Details

The Accelerator Program is looking for true innovators and entrepreneurs for our
spring intake at our global headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany.

We are looking for startups with the potential to reshape entire industries and make
people’s lives richer. The focus is on startups in the fields of healthcare, life science,
performance materials and additional search fields – with a digital perspective.

1.  Healthcare Startups: Working on prescription and over-the-counter
pharmaceuticals as well as solutions in the areas of allergies, biopharma and
2. Life science Startups: Working on innovative tools and laboratory supplies for the
life science industry that makes research and biotech production easier, faster and
more successful.
3. Performance materials Startups: Working on speciality chemicals, such as liquid
crystals for displays, effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics, or high-tech
materials for the electronics.
4. Additional Search Fields: Working on Bio-Interfaces and Sensors / Enablers of
Precision Farming / 3D Printing with focus on Pill Printing / Future Organic
Chemistry / Microbiome

The key benefits for all startups:
1. Financial support of up to €50,000
2. Access to a global network of over 50,000+ industry leaders and investors
3. Deep-dive mentoring sessions to boost your ideas
4. Travel and conference opportunities to enrich your international experience
5. Work in the brand new built Innovation Center in our global headquarters

Get more details here.