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Applications are open for startups.

China Accelerator

We aim to identify promising startups and support them in their business development journey. With focus on startups in the seed to series A fund in the fields of healthcare, performance material, life sciences, as well as other emerging technology fields, the 3-month China Accelerator Program in Shanghai will officially launch in January 2019. With two intakes running each year, it will host from 8 to 5 startups each time. Come to the China Innovation Hub and get the opportunity to partner with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in China!

Your benefits

Get partner relationships, project opportunities and cooperation with other external stakeholders sharing your ideas.

Receive mentoring from our internal experts and also external industry leaders.

Access to our local network in China and multi-sites such as Guangzhou and Beijing with different business focus and ecosystems. In addition, you will be part of the most dynamic startup ecosystem in the world.

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 on regular events.

Receive funding up to €50,000 and the chance to get additional investment opportunities.

Access our global HQ innovation network
Selected startups will have the chance to join the Innovation Center in our headquarters in Germany for further project development. Additionally, you will have the chance to explore the European market.

Applications for the China Accelerator will start in September. Stay tuned!