The Bradfield Centre

  • Date 13 Aug 2019
  • Address The Bradfield Centre Milton Road CB4 0GF

Merck Accelerator partners up with Clustermarket and the Science Entrepreneur Club to support innovative startups working on novel technologies related to the three fields of Clean Meat, Bio- Sensing & Interfaces and Liquid Biopsy Technologies under the theme of ‘Connect2Innovate’.

Join us to discuss with experts from Merck Group, local entrepreneurs and academics about the mega trends Clean Meat, Bio- Sensing & Interfaces or Liquid Biopsy Technologies. Listen to pitches from local startups that work on ground-breaking technologies and hear from experts what their potential is and when we can expect them to be available on the market.

If you are a startup in one of these innovation fields, meet us on our Connect2innovate Meetups and increase your chances of being one of the selected startups for the Pitch Evening on the 18th of September.



6.00-6.45 Registration and Networking  

6.45-7.00 Welcoming  

7.00-7.10 Local Partners: Start Codon and Cambridge Science Park 

7.10-7.15 Startup Pitch: Arete Medtech - Graeham Douglas Founder and CEO 

7.15-8.00 FireSide Chat about Biosensing & Interfaces 

- Munya Chivasa, Heading the Accelerator at the Merck Innovation Center 

- Graeham Douglas, Founder and CEO of Arete Medtech 

- Biosensing & Interfaces Expert 

8.00-9.00 Networking

Our local partners:

When and where can you meet us?
1) Wednesday 24th of July in London – Get Tickets
2) Wednesday 13th of August in Cambridge – Get Tickets
3) Wednesday 21st of August in Oxford – Get Tickets


The global Merck Accelerator program with programs in Merck´s headquarters in Darmstadt and in China, supports startups with the final objective of partnering up with them. Selected companies receive mentoring and in-depth coaching from a network comprised of experts from 66 countries opening up opportunities for startups’ future collaboration with Merck and helping to introduce startups to the contacts they need to close their first deals. Additionally, the startup teams benefit from financial support as well as from work space at the Merck Innovation Center in Darmstadt where they can develop product prototypes and exchange ideas with other startup teams and Merck experts. Applications for the global Merck Accelerator are open and there are different ways of qualifying to participate in the program: Participate via “Connect2innovate” meetups and networking events or applying directly to the program via the Accelerator website that accepts applications until August 25th.

For application and more information visit

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