Merck Accelerator Cape Town Satellite Progam

About the program

Are you an early stage start-up based in Southern Africa? Are you working at the cutting edge of innovation and would like to run a collaboration project with Merck to solve real-life problems? Is your startup innovation related to Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Performance Materials and our innovation focus areas?

If you have answered yes to any of the questions above. Then we are looking for you! In partnership with MEST Incubator in Cape Town, Merck Accelerator’s satellite program in Cape Town is your gateway to quickly explore and validate the potential for co-creating and collaborating with Merck.

Who should apply?

  • Early stage startups that are not more than 4 years old
  • Startups in the fields of Healthcare, Life Sciences, Performance Materials and other search fields such as Bio-sensing & Interfaces, and Precision Farming.
  • Startups with at least 2 co-founders

How to apply?

For startups based in Southern Africa, the Cape Town applications are available at

Deadline for online applications is 13 October 2018