Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


Living Innovation: plenty of room for new ideas

As part of the ONE Global Headquarters (OGHQ) strategic initiative, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is transforming its home base in Darmstadt into a global headquarters for the Group. The innovation initiative already experienced new impetus in May 2015, with the opening of the modular Innovation Center. This building will bridge the period until the final Innovation Center is completed at the end of 2017.

The modular Innovation Center encompasses an area of almost 4,000 m2 over two floors. It is divided into two areas: one section is open to employees and visitors at all times; a second section is reserved for the project teams. Here, employees and external partners work together on interdisciplinary projects in order to turn their ideas into pioneering innovations.

The appeal of the final Innovation Center lies in its extraordinary architecture. It symbolizes openness, transparency, and innovative spirit, and is flexible, functional, and inspiring all at the same time. The attractive working environment facilitates communication, unleashes creativity, and provides plenty of space for new forms of collaboration away from the everyday routine.


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