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DIABETES PREVENTION Innovation CHALLENGE

Get funding for an innovative project that supports prevention of type 2 diabetes.


PARTNER WITH us TO BRING YOUR IDEAS TO LIFE

As part of our 350th anniversary celebrations, we are challenging innovators in the field of prediabetes / diabetes prevention to share their ideas with us. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will provide funding for the most innovative ideas with the goal of helping people at risk of type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is one of today’s most alarming global public health challenges [1]. If trends continue, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) projects that 693 million people will be living with type 2 diabetes by 2045, a disease burden that will severely impact future healthcare resources [2]. That’s why we are supporting prevention-focused initiatives and technologies aimed at lowering the incidence of type 2 diabetes globally.

We are curious to hear about innovative technology and digitally-driven solutions that can make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people at risk of type 2 diabetes.

If you have an innovation that is up to the challenge, send us a detailed description of your idea. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will (at its own discretion) award prizes of EUR 30,000, EUR 10,000, and EUR 5,000 to the three most innovative projects.

Entries must be submitted by the 15th August 2018, using the below application form.

 

[1] American Diabetes Association (ADA), Standards of medical care in diabetes – 2016. Diabetes Care 2016;39:S1.

[2] IDF Diabetes Atlas. 8th edition. 2017. Available at: diabetesatlas.org. Last accessed February 2018.

 

Who can apply?

Participating

Please note that we require participants to prove their passion and to have some experience in the field of type 2 diabetes. This challenge is not open to healthcare professionals.

How does it work?

  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will collect entries from applications that are submitted before August 15th 2018 (please make sure you read and accept the terms and conditions before you submit your application form)
  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will then shortlist (at its own discretion) the most innovative applicants
  • We will start bilateral discussion with the top selected submitters to better understand the proposals and their impact for improving diabetes prevention
  • The winners will be nominated and awarded in a dedicated public ceremony

Your Benefits

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will award prizes of EUR 30,000, EUR 10,000, and EUR 5,000 to the three most innovative projects. Furthermore, the selected participants will have the chance to gain access to potential collaborations within Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which include access to enabling resources and contacts.

FAQ

When is the submission deadline?

When is the submission deadline?

The application deadline is August, 15th, 2018.

What about publicity?

What about publicity?

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany retains the exclusive right to make any press release or any kind of public communication about the competition. Confidential details on project content will not be revealed.

What happens if I submit my proposal after the deadline?

What happens if I submit my proposal after the deadline?

Only proposals submitted within the competition timeline will be considered.

How will I ensure that my proposal has been seen?

How will I ensure that my proposal has been seen?

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will send you a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your spam folder. 

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