October 7, 2019
Collaborating with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading global science and technology company inspired by the spirit of innovation we see in the world; a world constantly being changed by new ideas. For more than 350 years, innovation has been at the core of the company’s work to develop breakthrough products, technologies, and solutions that drive progress for people everywhere. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is proud to be the exclusive European partner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, and to support entrepreneurs that are harnessing technology to create economic opportunity for all.
Three European Finalists are selected in each of the four IIC Award Categories. The twelve Finalists travel to Darmstadt, Germany for the IIC Europe Celebration, where they pitch their solutions to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and academics. Four Winners are chosen live at the event and each receive $20,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to MIT, where they vie to win the $250,000 Global Grand Prize in their Award Category. The remaining eight Finalists are awarded $5,000 each.