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Partners

MCEI is only as good as our partners. Here you can find all our partners sorted according to the services they can offer to you.

Advisory & Support

Advisory & Support

Angel Investors & VCs

Angel Investors & VCs

Competitions

Competitions

Design and Development

Design and Development

Legal Advisors

Legal Advisors

Startup Centers

Startup Centers

Student Initiatives

Student Initiatives

From June 26th – July 2nd, 2021, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company will be hosting the 11th edition of the Merck Innovation Cup (http://innovationcup.merckgroup.com) (http://innovationcup.emdgroup.com) near Frankfurt, Germany. In case the pandemic situation would not allow in-person meetings, the event would take place online.

Invited are all post-graduate students and young professionals from you organization to apply now – deadline January 31st, 2021.

The Innovation Cup is an initiative for post-graduate students and young professionals in natural sciences, computer sciences, and business administration to attend a training program near Frankfurt, Germany. All travel, food and accommodation expenses are paid by Merck. The Innovation Cup is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. Participants learn how R&D in the industry works by lectures from Merck managers and scientists. The students will also advance an idea to a full project plan with their team. The event brings together a promising new generation of talent with senior managers and researchers and accomplished retirees in a meeting of the generations. It also provides a unique chance to network with the brightest students from all around the world. Teams will work on innovative projects in the areas of: Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, Autoimmunity, Drug Discovery Technologies, Digitalization, and Pandemic Preparedness. At the first day of the summer camp a conference with alumni from previous editions of the Innovation Cup will be organized.

Postdocs and post-graduate students on their way towards a PhD in biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, biotechnology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, data sciences, informatics, biochemistry, pharmacy, engineering or related fields are invited to apply. In addition, advanced MBA students or recent MBA graduates with an interest in the pharmaceutical and chemical business and a background in natural sciences are also eligible.

The participating teams have the chance to win the Innovation Cup award endowed with EUR 20,000 for the most convincing project plan, plus EUR 5,000 for the runner-up.

Most convincing project plans might potentially be implemented and top performing participants be offered a permanent position at Merck.

Start-up BW Academic Seed Accelerator Program (short: Start-up BW ASAP) is going into its 5th round! You have a cool idea for a start-up, but don't know exactly how to turn it into a validated business model or you want to refine your business concept? You want free support and work flexible when you want and from anywhere? You are a student, alumni or research assistants at a university in Baden-Württemberg? Then this is the right place for you! In only 5 challenges you can develop your idea further and participate in the biggest state-wide university competition. Use the opportunity to pitch your idea in front of a qualified jury panel and audience at the big final demo day of Start-up BW ASAP. You can win prizes of up to 1.000 Euro and a place in continuative start-up programs and get access to a statewide start-up network. Also you can get up to 3 ECTS credits for your studies and a certificate for your CV.

You want all these benefits for you and your team? Then register now for free and without obligation at http://www.asap-bw.comand join the next round of Start-up BW ASAP!



How do I communicate my ideas?

Every company or startup needs it - a core story, a narrative identity that makes companies strong and unique. Hochschule Mannheim is offering a storytelling workshop and you are invited!

Take part in this online seminar to bring your startup's story to the next level! 5.11.2020 from 9am to 3pm. More info here

Attention: The workshop will be in German!
Register to Jan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) until Wednesday at the latest!

You are thinking about getting self–employed or to set up your own venture? Then you are right in the startup consulting of Hochschule Mannheim. Each week there is a discussion with experts about topics like brand–building, economic or judicial basics for start ups. Additionally, there are founders who share their entrepreneurial spirit and experience with us.

This week will be on legals issues founders are facing: Marcus Schäfer of Schäfer Valerio Attorneys at Law will explain everything about legal forms and errors in formation.

In case you are interested, please register on.

The event will take place this Tuesday (17 November 2020)

5:00 – 6:30 pm online

 

Technologiepark Heidelberg is looking for a project manager in the field of artificial intelligence.

The position is intended to promote technology transfer from unis and research institutions all over Baden-Württemberg. The program aims at consulting, qualification and coaching offers. Potential founders shall be accompanied during their development. The program to be ruled out has to consider the development of business models, the presentation of technology and founding ideas in front of industry partners, mentors and investors.

For more information about position and requirements follow the link  

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Sponsors

  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum