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Reminder: Merck Innovation Cup (20-26 July 2024) – apply by 31 January 2024

csm_Merck_Innovation_Cup_300x200_4be8f85778From 20-26 July 2024 the Merck Innovation Cup summer camp will take place near Frankfurt, Germany. Join the students and young professionals from all over the world to meet at the Merck KGaA company headquarters to learn from professionals, network, develop business plans and win the €20,000 Innovation Cup.

If you are a post-graduate student in the life sciences apply latest by 31 January 2024. The travel and accommodation expanses will be covered by Merck. For more information see below and check out the webpage.

The Innovation Cup is an initiative for post-graduate students and young professionals in natural sciences, computer sciences, and business administration to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany. All travel, food and accommodation expenses are paid by Merck. The Innovation Cup is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Participants learn how R&D in the industry works by lectures from Merck managers and scientists. The students will also advance an idea to a full project plan with their team. The event brings together a promising new generation of talent with senior managers and researchers and accomplished retirees in a meeting of the generations. It also provides a unique chance to network with the brightest students from all around the world. The teams will work on innovative projects and you can join more than one.

Postdocs and post-graduate students on their way towards a PhD in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, biotechnology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, data sciences, informatics, biochemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related fields are invited to apply. In addition, advanced MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical and chemical business and a background in natural sciences are also eligible.

The participating teams have the chance to win the prize money of €20,000 for the winning team, €5,000 for the runner-up and €3,000 for third place. The most convincing project plans might potentially be implemented and top performing participants be offered a permanent position at Merck. We are offering shared prizes of €20,000 for the winning team,  Selected top performing participants could get an offer for a permanent employment at Merck.