Accelerator | Build the next Big Bang!
With the support of our global accelerator programs in Darmstadt or Nairobi.
Accelerator Life Science Health Startups
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Are you working on a big bang company?
Looking for international opportunities?

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 and performance materials – with a digital perspective. Do you have plans to internationalize your business? Even better!

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Healthcare

Prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals as well as solutions in the areas of allergies, biopharma and biosimilars.

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Life Science

Innovative tools and laboratory supplies for the life science industry that make research and biotech production easier, faster and more successful.

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Performance Materials

Specialty chemicals, such as liquid crystals for displays, effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics, or high-tech materials for the electronics.

Discover our accelerator programs –

helping you to go international

Join our global accelerator network through our programs in Europe and Africa and tap into a network of 50,000+ experts and alumni across 67 countries. Take your chance and join our Silicon Valley extension program.

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What do you get?

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Mentoring

 

Get access to mentors from Senior Management and our global network of 50,000+ experts and staff.

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Curriculum

 

Benefit from tailored coaching sessions and workshops provided by the  Innovator Academy.

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Funding

 

Kick off your startup project with seed funding and join our investor network.

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Community

 

Team up with other people going through the same challenges, exchange and build lifetime connections.

Discover the class of 2016

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Check-ER

Anticipating waiting time in emergency rooms via app.

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Miti-Health

Setting up a technological infrastructure to optimize the supply chain of medication.

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PEAT

Employing Artificial Intelligence to detect plant diseases via image recognition.

Benefit from our global mentors network

James Kugler

James Kugler

Chief Digital Officer, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Doerte Hesse

Doerte Hesse

Product Manager Oncology Pipeline,Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Joern Peter Halle

Joern Peter Halle

Head of External Innovation, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Michael Meier

Michael Meier

Head of Partnerships, Performance Materials, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Maneesh Nerurkar

Maneesh Nerurkar

Global VP Consumer Health R&D, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Michael Vande Vrede

Michael Vande Vrede

Digitalization Office, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Alexander Hoffman

Alexander Hoffman

Head of Digitalisation Africa, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Leonard Saika

Leonard Saika

Director – Regional Head of Business Responsibility and Market Development – Africa

Henry Wilson

Henry Wilson

Strategic Marketing Performance Materials, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Benjamin Hein

Benjamin Hein

Head of CEO Office, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Esther Mwaniki

Esther Mwaniki

CEO & Lead Facilitator at Lapid Leaders Africa

Charles Simba

Charles Simba

ITO Solution Leader at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Willie Gichora Ngumi

Willie Gichora Ngumi

Market Engagement Manager, Mobile for Development at GSMA

Min-Sung Sean Kim

Min-Sung Sean Kim

Venture Capitalist, Partner at XLHEALTH

Marc Feiglin

Marc Feiglin

Head Technology Scouting & Partnerships, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dario Kolenko

Dario Kolenko

Digital Business Development & Ventures, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Andreas J. Schindler

Andreas J. Schindler

Director Ideation, Innovation & Technology Foresight

Bianca Harnischfeger

Bianca Harnischfeger

Head of Value Creation & Innovation CoEs, Group Procurement

Merck Experts

Merck Experts