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Ready to hack and hustle? Then this event is for you!

During the course of 36 hours, students and young professionals from all backgrounds come together, form teams around a specific idea or problem, and explore unique solutions from scratch. This combination of Hacking and Marathon perfectly captures the spirit of our vision for the future!

What to expect

At the Merck Hackathon, you will be part of creating the future. Meet the Merck team, and collaborate with fellow students and experts from across Merck's global organization during the two-day event. Invent, innovate, and connect with our products and services. Show your adaptability, creativity, and resourcefulness by solving unique challenges that represent our different business sectors. The results come in all kinds of shapes, but mostly in the form of websites, mobile apps, or design concepts.

What is in it for you?


Take on real-world challenges currently being addressed by Merck businesses.


Get to know our exerts and benefit from the experience of our mentors.


Kickstart your career by winning real money and build the basis for your future ventures.


Meet potential employers and look behind the scenes at Merck's headquarter.


Make your CV stand out with this unique addition.


Meet and stay in touch with the brightest minds in the area.


Expand your understanding, learn teamwork skills, and creative techniques.


Feel the collaborative energy of creativity and innovation.

Our events

Take a look at our events and be inspired by the atmosphere of creativity and innovation! The map shows you both general event locations (cyan) and upcoming events (magenta). Click on the events to find out about upcoming challenges or explore what we did so far.

Past Events

| Hackathon

When the doors to the Hack-a-bot hackathon at the new Innovation Center in Darmstadt opened at 9am on June 15th, nobody could have expected the ...

| Hackathon

The second Italian edition of Merck for Health, organized in collaboration with Healthware Labs and Digital Magics took place on November 4-5. After ...

| Hackathon

For most people, the idea of working in the space industry is pure science-fiction. But for a select group of interested techies, students and ...

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