Biopharma Open Innovation Portal
We know that the most exciting innovations are developed when people with different backgrounds work together. We also think that a range of different ideas from various disciplines is essential when tackling challenging research problems. Collaborate with us wherever you are in the world and open new horizons by contributing your expertise in exciting projects!
Each of the portal’s initiatives is based on a unique concept. Are you interested in:
- Joining other bright young talents in a one-week summer camp?
- Obtaining fast track research funding?
- Working as a guest scientist or intern in our research laboratories?
- Working with the Biopharma Mini-Library?
- Collaborating with us on compound and technology exchange?
We have also developed interdisciplinary programs to support innovative collaborations:
Find out more about these innovation opportunities by browsing our programmes.
We look forward to collaborating with you!
Innovation Cup*Read more
Visit the innovation summer camp in Germany fully paid by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
Biopharma Speed Grant*Read more
Biopharma Speed Grant*
Send us your application to the Speed Grant initiative, you will receive our decision within weeks.
Open Lab*Read More
Scientists invited to work as guest researchers in our Biopharma laboratories during internships or sabbaticals.
Biopharma Mini Library*Read More
Biopharma Mini Library*
Discover new therapeutic utilities – get free access to a collection of interesting Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany R&D compounds.
Open Compound Sourcing*Read More
Open Compound Sourcing*
Explore potential therapeutic utility of your compounds together with us.
Open Global Health LibraryRead more
Open Global Health Library
Get access to our compounds for your infectious disease research
Research GrantsMore on open innovation portal
In 2020, we are offering a series of research grants to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas of future importance. These are grants of 100,000 EUR - 500,000 EUR per year for up to 3 years.
Grant for Pandemic preparedness / fighting emerging new viral infectious diseaseMore on Open Innovation Portal
Grant for Pandemic preparedness / fighting emerging new viral infectious disease
Research grants for technological solutions towards pandemic outbreak preparedness or solutions that could help fighting emerging viral infections.
Research ChallengesMore on open innovation portal
We are organizing a series of research competitions for technology pioneers in areas of high innovation. Winning these renowned Merck prizes shows the superiority of the winning team and also opens new avenues for partnering with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
* These programs are not open to healthcare professionals.