China program

Come to our Innovation Hub in China and let our experience in partnerships accelerate your business.

China Accelerator

We are constantly looking to partner with promising startups and support them on their business development journey with a focus on our current business fields and beyond, and a special focus on Liquid Biopsy Technologies, AI- enabled health solutions, Organoids, Clean Meat, Neuromorphic Systems and Bioelectronics.

With a tailor-made program and our unique expertise in the Chinese market, the three-month program runs two intakes per year, allowing startups to tap into three different ecosystems such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Beijing, which provide worldwide startups excellent access to different ecosystems and an in-depth understanding of focused markets through our global network and China Innovation Hub resource.

Your benefits


The cooperation with our colleagues in China can range from partner relationships and project opportunities to idea sharing and cooperation with other external stakeholders.


Receive mentoring from our internal experts and external industry leaders.


Access to our local network in China and multi-sites such as Guangzhou and Beijing with different business focus and ecosystems.


Benefit from tailored coaching sessions and workshops provided by a leading startup community hub.


Gain exposure and visibility to investors and other business partners through participation in regular events.


Receive funding of up to €50,000 and a chance for additional investment opportunities.

About the China Innovation Hub

As an important part of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany´s global innovation network, the Innovation Hub China scouts, incubates and invests in innovative opportunities in healthcare, life sciences, performance materials, and related fields between and beyond the existing businesses. Embedded into China’s innovation ecosystem, Innovation Hub China is committed to partnering with startups, academic institutions, industry players, and local governments, combining unique technology and expertise from the Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and collaborators with the goal of developing novel technology and bringing new solutions to the market for China and the rest of the world. The China Innovation Hub also provides support to local talent, partners, and our employees in ideation, incubation, and training in order to build win-win collaborations.

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