"With the Merck Innovation Center we built a creative and agile environment where curious minds can come together to create new technologies for the business of tomorrow."

Stefan Oschmann, CEO Merck


Exploring the unexplored

Through strong connections to the startup community, scientific centers of excellence, and external partners across industries, we spin in external ideas and opportunities to our business sectors and innovation projects. In addition, we foster internal ideation. Upon selection of their idea, our employees have the opportunity to move to the Innovation Center and focus on their Innovation Projects in order to ensure successful scale-up to a viable new business for Merck.

Our pride and joy

Have a look at some of our projects that came to life at the Innovation Center
More than just safe. Full protection for your business and your customers.

Find out how Merck’s novel security approach anchors blockchain in real world products to provide certainty to customers and defence to businesses. Benefits will include:

  • Blockchain security to provide supply chain certainty
  • Adaptable solution
  • Potential to enable new business models for you and your customers
Providing a clear vision to cataract patients

People aged 65 years have a fifty-fifty chance of being affected by a cataract – clouding of the natural eye lens. Vision can only be restored by cataract surgery where the clouded lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens. However, currently available lenses often fail to provide accurate vision for the patient. LicriEye has developed an artificial, re-adjustable lens which promises patients the restoration of 100 % of their vision and has the potential to improve millions of lives.

Stay curious. More to come!