Merck Innovation Cup 2020 Germany – Indian Life Science Candidates Apply
Merck Innovation Cup 2020 Germany – Indian Life Science Candidates Apply. An interesting opportunity for life sciences candidates to apply for a Life Science Innovation Cup by Merck. All travel, accommodation and food expenses will be borne by Merck. Check out all of the details and apply for the same below:
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MERCK INNOVATION CUP
As a participator in our Innovation Cup, you get a chance to connect with top students from around the world, work in teams to develop new innovative ideas for unmet medical need, and also develop a business case with support from experienced professionals. We are offering shared prizes of EUR20,000 for the winning team and EUR5,000 for the runner-up. And also to make things even more intriguing, options to implement the best business plans will be assessed.
The Innovation Cup summer camp takes place on 20-26 June 2020, near Frankfurt, Germany. Your travel, accommodation and also food costs are paid for by Merck.
HOW DOES MERCK INNOVATION CUP WORK?
As part of the Innovation Cup, we invite you to join a week-long summer camp, to work together in an extremely stimulating atmosphere.
- Work as part of a group to generate new ideas in the fields: oncology, immuno-oncology, autoimmunity, small molecules drug discovery, protein engineering and screening, digitalization.
- Assess your ideas from a technical and business point of view and build a convincing business plan
- Learn the essentials regarding R&D within the pharmaceutical industry
- Network with the brightest students from all over the globe
- Understand how products can be successfully discovered, developed, as well as brought to market
- Get to know Merck and find out about career options
A jury consisting of senior Merck researchers, as well as managers as well as external experts, will choose the winning business plans for first as well as second place.
On the last day of the summer camp, a conference with alumni of previous Innovation Cup editions will be arranged. Learn what alumni are doing today and also expand your network of top innovators.
Following the Innovation Cup, options to implement the most effective business plans will be evaluated. We will certainly keep you posted.
Travelling, lodging, as well as food expenses, are paid for by Merck.
This program is not open to U.S. healthcare professionals. Merck retains exclusive right to make any type of press release or any type of public communication about the Innovation Cup winner(s).
WHO CAN APPLY FOR MERCK INNOVATION CUP?
Applications are from postgrad students in the life sciences working towards a PhD in biology, medicine, biotech, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacy, engineering or associated fields. Postdoctoral students are additionally welcome to apply, as are advanced MBA students or current MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical business and also a background in life sciences.
This program is not open to U.S. health care professionals.
TEAMS FOR MERCK INNOVATION CUP
At the Innovation Cup, eight to 10 teams run in parallel, covering the areas defined below. Based on interest and expertise, individuals choose the fields they are most interested in. We look forward to meeting you in Germany soon!
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR MERCK INNOVATION CUP
Applications are accepted till 31 Jan 2020. You can apply for more than one team.
Application is by a 2-stage process.
The team oncology will work on new innovative approaches for the targeted treatment of cancer with small molecules or proteins.
The team team immuno-oncology will work on new innovative approaches for the treatment of cancer via stimulating the immune system and overcoming the immunosuppressive environment of tumors.
The team autoimmunity will work on new innovative approaches for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as e.g. Lupus.
New innovative approaches on how new biological techniques, data science and automation help to uncover new drug discovery targets or first in class drug candidates at scale in the next 5 years.
DRUG DISCOVERY TECHNOLOGIES
The team drug discovery technologies will work on new innovative approaches to discover and optimize new small molecular drugs or new innovative approaches to design, screen or optimize new protein drugs.
The team electroceuticals will work on new innovative approaches for medical devices using electrical impulses for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.
New innovative approaches in lithography materials beyond what is currently possible with liquid particle equipment regarding smaller particle measurement and stability in both water and organic solvents.
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