About Hackathons

What is a hackathon?

Hackathon = Hacking + Marathon

A Hackathon is an event, typically lasting several hours or days, in which a group of students and young professionals with different backgrounds come together, form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively build a unique solution from scratch. These generally take shape in the form of websites, mobile apps or design concepts.

What is in it for you?

INSPIRING CHALLENGES

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

COACHING

Benefit from the experience of our mentors.

PRIZES

Win real money.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Get in touch with potential employers.

CERTIFICATIONS

Make your CV stand out with this unique addition.

NETWORKING

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

LEARNING

Expand your understanding, learn teamwork skills and creative techniques.

SPIRIT

Feel the collaborative energy of creativity and innovation.

FOOD

Eat delicious meals and healthy snacks and drinks.