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Gain a Collaboration Partner with Merck Accelerator

Applications for the next intake of the Merck Accelerator Program are open! The company is looking for up to 12 collaboration-ready startups in their key areas to benefit from Merck’s extensive experience in reaching collaborations and partnerships with startups. In the previous intake, 565 startups from all continents applied for the program and this year, the company is really interested in partnering with startups from the UK. As Munya Chivasa, Head of the Merck Accelerator stated, “We have had great experiences so far with UK teams that have been part of our program. Science entrepreneurship in the golden triangle continues to be a vital source for innovation and us at Merck see so much potential for collaboration with Startups from there”.

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Business Plan or Business Wish List?

Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is not possible to develop a business plan for every business idea. If you are in the disruptive-innovation arena playing the new product–unknown market game, for example, developing a business plan may be just time wasted. People like Richard Branson, Steve Blank, Pierre Omidyar o Saras Sarasvathy, among others, have expressed their not so encouraging opinion about writing a business plan.

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