Deadline: August 17, 2018
Are you an early stage start-up based in West Africa? Are you working at the cutting edge of innovation and would like to run a collaboration project with Merck to solve real-life problems? Is your startup innovation related to Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Performance Materials and Merck’s innovation focus areas?
If you have answered yes to any of the questions above. Then Merck is looking for you! In partnership with MEST Incubator in Lagos, Merck Accelerator’s satellite program in Lagos is your gateway to quickly explore and validate the potential for co-creating and collaborating with Merck. Apply to get a chance to work on a collaboration project with existing Merck’s innovation projects.
Prize: Receive a $3,000 no-strings-attached cash prize
Corporate Collaboration: A fully paid trip to Merck Innovation Center at our HQs to pitch for a collaboration project with Merck.
Office Space: Membership for up to 12 months to Seedspace community in Lagos.
TrainToInnovate: Access to Merck Innovator Academy TrainToInnovate— an interactive innovation platform to develop innovator skills and share experiences.
Community: Connect with a rich community of founders and innovators in your region going through the same challenges, as you exchange ideas and build lifetime connections.
Open to early stage startups that are not more than 4 years old;
Eligible countries are Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria;
Startups in the fields of Healthcare, Life Sciences, Performance Materials and other search fields such as Bio-sensing & Interfaces, and Precision Farming;
Startups with at least 2 co-founders.
For more information and application, click the link below.