Anniversary Edition

Innovation Cup

In 2018, we celebrated our 350th anniversary. 75 participants came to Darmstadt for a special anniversary edition of the Innovation Cup (July 16-24, 2018). In this edition, the anniversary cup which normally runs in Healthcare only, was extended for the first time to Life Science, Performance Materials, Digitalisation, new ways of working together/building a better world.

Anniversary Cup 2018

In 2018, we celebrated our 350th anniversary at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. On this occasion, we conducted a special expanded anniversary edition of the Innovation Cup with 75 participants in Darmstadt, Germany (July 16-24, 2018). This Innovation Cup covers not only the field of healthcare, but also life science and performance materials, digitalisation, new ways of working together/building a better world.

As part of the Innovation Cup, participants attended the Curious2018 Future Insight Conference.

Following the Curious2018 Future Insight conference, participants joined the Innovation Cup boot camp where they worked together in small teams in a highly stimulating environment. Convincing business plans were developed under the guidance of executives and team coaches, considering both technical and business perspectives.

A jury, consisting of top scientists and entrepreneurs, selected the best business plan in each of the five focus fields and awarded each winning team with EUR 5.000. From these, the jury selected the overall winner of the Anniversary Cup 2018 with a prize of EUR 20.000.

"The Innovation Cup really hit the ideal balance between education (for the students) and implementation (generating ideas for us and others). The Innovation Cup was an excellent opportunity to network, learn, and grow as a scientist. Thank you so much."

"Learn from some of the brightest minds in industry and academia. "


Anniversary Innovation Cup Participant 2018

"Thank you so much for organizing this wonderful event and for giving me a chance to participate! It created this very special and rare team spirit, which makes almost anything possible."

"The amount of learning and positive experiences I have gained is difficult to put into words."


Anniversary Innovation Cup Participant 2018

"Learning, innovating, networking, having fun and winning – the Innovation Cup is the chance for graduate students to make a difference!"

Dr. Ulrich Betz

Vice President, Department Head Innovation & Entrepreneurship Incubator
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Innovation Cup Inventor and Manager

Awards

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International Business Awards
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International Stevie Awards 2018

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German Stevie Awards
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