Cross Border Innovation

Cross Border Hackathon Darmstadt

when?  December 02–03, 2016

where?  Merck Innovation Center, Frankfurter Strasse 250, Darmstadt

Get your creative brain cells to work and find innovative solutions to the current challenges being addressed at Merck. With the theme of Cross border innovation we defy the geographical boundaries and get students from Netherlands, France and Germany to synergize to obtain the best solutions. Throughout the 24-hour competition, teams of 3-6 individuals will create, develop and pitch innovative business models or products to a highly esteemed local and international panel of judges.

The Hackathon is organized by the Innovation Center in cooperation with the Business Technology Department.
Hackathon provides you with a great opportunity to work in a diverse team from various educational backgrounds. It’s a platform for you to get in line with the current business trends and also to network and meet potential employers.

This is your chance to be a part of the Merck Hackathon in Darmstadt!

Challenge Areas

The challenges will be revealed at the beginning of the event, so that everyone has the same amount of time with the concept. Fair and square!

Hackathon Schedule

13:00

Registration & Lunch

14:00

Welcome

14:30

Presentation of Challenges

16:00

Matchmaking

16:30

Start Hacking

18:00

Dinner

20:00

Night Snack

8:00

Breakfast

13:00

End of Hacking & Lunch

14:00

Presentation

16:30

Awarding Ceremony

17:00

Get together

Prizes

The Top 3 teams will win the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize : € 2000
  • 2nd Prize : € 1000
  • 3rd Prize : € 500

All participants will get a certificate of participation from Merck.