Merck Innovation Cup 2021

Liebe JuWiChems, 

wir möchten euch heute auf eine besonders spannende Veranstaltung von Merck aufmerksam machen:

Merck Innovation Cup  2021

We at Merck are committed to Science, Technology and Innovation. We wrote out the annual Biopharma Innovation Cup for young talent. Where the brightest students from all over the world come together in Darmstadt to develop new ideas, covering unmet medical need. You are invited to be part of it. 

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 and €5,000 for the runner-up. 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 on 26th June – 2nd July 2021, near Frankfurt, Germany provided the pandemic situation allows it. Your travel, accommodation and food expenses are paid for by Merck.

Participating in the Innovation Cup is a unique professional development opportunity for students from life science, computer science and business administration with an interest in the pharmaceutical industry. The event brings together a promising new generation of talent with active researchers, members of senior management and accomplished retirees from our biopharmaceuticals division.

Applications are now open here and accepted until 31 Jan 2021.


Further information and impressions from the previous Innovation Cups you can find here.


Wir denken, dass der Innovation Cup eine einzigartige Gelegenheit bietet, um sich mit anderen Studierenden zu vernetzen, gemeinsam als Team eine innovative Idee zu entwickeln und Merck als attraktiven Arbeitgeber kennenzulernen.

Viel Erfolg bei der Bewerbung!

Liebe Grüße

Merck Innovation Cup 2021