January 31, 2020



(Fully Funded)


Innovation Cup 2020 – Team Oncology

The brightest students from all over the world meet at their company headquarters to learn from professionals, network, develop business plans and win the 20,000 EUR Innovation Cup. At the Innovation Cup, eight to ten teams run in parallel. Based on interest and expertise, participants choose the fields they are most interested in. Merck group look forward to meeting you in Germany soon!

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On the last day of the summer camp, a conference with alumni of previous Innovation Cup editions will be organized. Learn what alumni are doing today and expand your network of top innovators.
ONCOLOGY: The team oncology will work on new innovative approaches for the targeted treatment of cancer with small molecules or proteins.
As part of the Innovation Cup, Merck invites you to join a week-long summer camp, to work together in a highly stimulating environment.

  • Work as part of a team to generate new ideas in the fields: oncology, immuno-oncology, autoimmunity, small molecules drug discovery, protein engineering and screening, digitalization.
  • Evaluate your ideas from a technical and business perspective and build a convincing business plan
  • Learn the essentials about R&D within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Network with the brightest students from all over the world
  • Understand how products can be successfully discovered, developed, and brought to market
  • Get to know Merck and learn about career options

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Oncology

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

One Week.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • They invite advanced students in life sciences, chemistry, physics, computer sciences and business administration from all over the world to apply for participation in the Innovation Cup. 50 students will be selected:
    • Sciences: Postgraduate students in the life, material and data sciences, on their way towards a PhD in biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, biotech, bioinformatics, biochemistry, pharmacy, informatics, computer science, data science, engineering or related fields. Also Post Docs can apply!
    • Business: Advanced MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical business and a life science background.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • They are offering shared prizes of €20,000 for the winning team and €5,000 for the runner-up. And to make things even more interesting, options to implement the best business plans will be evaluated.
  • The Innovation Cup summer camp takes place in June near Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Your travel, accommodation and food expenses are paid for by Merck.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account here.

Second Step: Please only send

  • your application.
  • motivational letter.
  • CV including publication list.

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