Sustainability is of highest importance to us at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. To leverage the latest technologies, we are reaching out to the startup community with the Sustainability Startup Initiative:
Convince us that your technology can help our company become more sustainable in one of our four focus fields and win us, a leading science and technology company, as your reference client.

Your Benefits:
- Fast track to business with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany via a paid proof-of-concept project (funding up to €50k, 6 months for a meaningful read-out) with top-management attention
- Gain insights into the real needs and processes of the healthcare, life science and electronics industries
- As your customer, we obviously do not demand exclusivity, or rights to invest or over your IP


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Focus Fields:

1. Sustainable Supply Chains
Technologies that help our company to improve supply chain transparency and ultimately decarbonize it...
Sustainability is of highest importance to us at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. To leverage the latest technologies, we are reaching out to the startup community with the Sustainability Startup Initiative:
Convince us that your technology can help our company become more sustainable in one of our four focus fields and win us, a leading science and technology company, as your reference client.

Your Benefits:
- Fast track to business with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany via a paid proof-of-concept project (funding up to €50k, 6 months for a meaningful read-out) with top-management attention
- Gain insights into the real needs and processes of the healthcare, life science and electronics industries
- As your customer, we obviously do not demand exclusivity, or rights to invest or over your IP


Enlarge for more details on our focus fields.

Focus Fields:

1. Sustainable Supply Chains
Technologies that help our company to improve supply chain transparency and ultimately decarbonize it by moving to alternative, more sustainable sources and suppliers. For example:
- Tier 1/2/3 supplier transparency
- Scope 1, 2, 3 emissions of suppliers
- Chain of custody

2. Green Chemistry
Solutions that enable our company to become greener in R&D and manufacturing or innovations that our company can provide to its customers. For example:
- Greener solvents, surfactants, etc.
- New compounds that replace REACH-affected chemicals
- Sustainable alternatives for “forever chemicals”
- Bio-privileged molecules

3. Plastic Degradation
Innovations for the global plastic challenge that provide alternatives to current end-of-life-processes through innovative and more sustainable degradation approaches. For example:
- Biological/enzymatic/microbial degradation
- Chemical degradation
- Physical degradation

4. Sustainable Packaging
Alternatives that reduce the environmental footprint of current packaging solutions and/or provide a circular economy model. For example:
- Isolation packaging
- Chemical packaging
- Regulated pharma packaging
- Plastics alternatives (bio-degradable, bio-based, renewable, etc.)
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Christian Habermann
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Christian Habermann Associate Director, Sustainability Strategy Implementation & Alliances
Dr. Christian Patze
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Dr. Christian Patze Materials & Tech Investor @ Merck