Fully Funded Merck Group Innovation Cup For Young Students Worldwide 2024

Are you a postgraduate student in the life sciences field working towards a PhD in biology, medicine, biotech, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related fields? Or perhaps a postdoctoral student, MBA student, or recent MBA graduate with an interest in the pharmaceutical business and a background in life sciences? Look no further than the Merck Group Innovation Cup!


As a participant in the Innovation Cup, you will have the opportunity to network with top students from around the world, work in teams to develop new innovative ideas for unmet medical needs and build a business case with support from experienced professionals. The Merck Group is offering shared prizes of €20,000 for the winning team, €5,000 for the runner-up, and €3,000 for third place. Selected top-performing participants could even receive an offer for permanent employment, and options to implement the best business plans will be evaluated.


As part of the Innovation Cup, selected applicants will join a week-long summer camp to work together in a highly stimulating environment. You will work as part of a team to generate new ideas in the fields of oncology, immuno-oncology, autoimmunity, small molecules drug discovery, protein engineering and screening, and digitalization. You will also evaluate your ideas from a technical and business perspective, learn the essentials of R&D within the pharmaceutical industry, and understand how products can be successfully discovered, developed, and brought to market. In addition, you will have the opportunity to network with the brightest students from all over the world, get to know Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and learn about career options.

Your travel, accommodation, and food expenses will be paid for by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, so all you have to do is focus on developing your innovative ideas and building your business case. This program is not open to healthcare professionals, and the application deadline is January 31, 2024. If you are interested and qualified, apply now on the Merck Foundation website at Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to network, innovate, and potentially win a shared prize of €20,000!


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