Are you ready to partner up with us? We are looking for startups with a passion to make a difference in the world. Partners to work together with in shaping the future turning that passion into reality.

Partner Up! Experience your Big Bang Moment with us.

We are looking for startups to join our Accelerator Program in Darmstadt. Come to our headquarters to connect with worldwide decision-makers and win Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany as your business partner. Learn more about our Accelerator

We can help you fast-track your startup to success.

Our Accelerator program supports startups in the fields of healthcare, life science, performance materials and additional search fields. We offer up to €50,000 in funding, access to our office space and facilities, and the opportunity to connect with our network of 50,000+ experts and alumni across 67 countries.

Our Accelerator, a ”world” of possibilities for startups

With programs in our headquarters in Germany, in Africa and China, startups can find their perfect fit and connect to a global network of 50,000 experts and alumni across 66 countries. For the very first time, startups participating in the HQ Accelerator program at our Innovation Center, will have the chance to extend their stay in our Innovation Hub in China. Moreover, the China Innovation Hub is preparing its first Accelerator while we also engage in satellite programs in the African startup hotspots Nairobi, Cape Town, and Lagos.

“There’s nothing quite like watching ambitious entrepreneurs turn their dreams and ideas into reality. I love being able to help make that happen several times a year in our Accelerator.”

Munyaradzi-Arnold Chivasa

Head of Accelerator of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Get ready for your market

We customize mentoring and workshop experiences on-site to help selected startup companies answer tough questions like, “How do we develop a prototype?” and “What financing options are available?” Our Accelerator and its resources will send your company flying forward into your market with incomparable training, experience and a vast network of experts. 


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