Upcoming Events

h-ack Merck for Health

November 4–5, 2017
The Roads of Innovation all lead to Rome, where Mercks Hack for Health is returning for its 2017 edition. Individuals and teams from across Italy will compete for the opportunity to incubate their winning Health Hack idea and the potential to bring it to life!

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Hackathon – Tel Aviv

To be announced
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Past Events

Take a look at the past events we’ve organized, and be inspired by the atmosphere of creativity and innovation!

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Creating the Future of Health

Merck Hackathon
13-14 November, 2015
Darmstadt, Germany

The first-ever Merck Hackathon, which focused on solving current problems in the health sector, was organized by the Merck Innovation Center in cooperation with Information Services on November 13-14, 2015 in Darmstadt, Germany…

Create the Future

Merck Hackathon
19-20 May, 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
“Create the Future!” – This was the message on the colorful signs that welcomed dozens of bright, young students from Israel’s best academic institutes to the Merck Hackathon in Israel…

Health + Innovation

Merck Hackathon
26-28 August, 2016
Accra, Ghana
On August 26, 2016, nearly 150 social entrepreneurs, divided into 29 teams, arrived at the Impact Hub Accra, Ghana to take part in the Health Hack Accra, the first Hackathon sponsored by Merck in Africa.

H-ACK Merck for Health

Merck Hackathon
November 5 – 6, 2016
Cinecittà, Rome

H-ACK MERCK FOR HEALTH, organized by Merck in partnership with H-FARM, was the final event of an open innovation project started last April and was mainly focused on supporting the development of new digital applications for…

Cross Border Innovation

Merck Hackathon
December 2 – 3, 2016
Darmstadt, Germany

Merck hosted its second Hackathon in Darmstadt on December 2nd and 3rd at the Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt. The two day event brought college and graduates students from a wide array of fields together to ideate…

Hackathon Returns to Tel-Aviv

Merck Hackathon
May 18 – 19, 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel

How would you automate bacterial colony counting in petri dishes, and get reliable results? How can you demonstrate the unique visual attributes of an effect pigment to a potential customer through a flat digital screen?