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


The center for innovators: from idea to implementation

Innovation is when ideas develop into profitable business operations and, in doing so, open up new markets. These can be new products or services, as well as new business models or processes. These innovations often evolve beyond the scope of today’s business areas and they always create more value for our customers.
Innovators can apply for moving into the Innovation Center by submitting their ideas. If the application is successful, the project - just like a startup - will receive support from the Innovation Center for a specific period of time. Within the flexible startup structure, teams learn how to transform their idea into a robust and scalable business model.
The hosted projects, as well as all employees and external partners, also benefit from the numerous Innovation Center service offerings: internal startups can receive coaching from experienced innovators. Practical training, workshops, lectures, and online tutorials are also available. The Innovation Think Tank evaluates technological, social, and economic trends and derives innovation projects from this information. A growing network of internal and external experts is also available to answer questions on a wide range of issues. In addition to this, experienced managers from the Group are on hand as mentors and networkers.


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Innovation Center

Frankfurter Straße 250

64293 Darmstadt


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