Seven finalists, three winners

Get up to $20,000 to develop your solution



Becoming one of the 7 finalists will give you the opportunity to improve your initial idea by co-creating a joint proposal with the local MSD team that proposed the challenge.


You will benefit from MSD’s scientific and commercial expertise of the local market to put together a powerful and appealing proposal.


At the Final, you will network and receive direct insight from the jury, composed by senior MSD business leaders. Each finalist will receive €500 to cover travel expenses.


Three out of the seven finalists will get the top prize: up to $20,000 each to develop and locally launch their solution.

Depending on the challenge, winners will also receive other forms of business support from the local MSD team:

  • Connection with the local ecosystem e.g. to get clinical feedback or endorsement.
  • Dissemination and promotion support leveraging local MSD channels.

If the local launch is a success after 12 months, its outcomes will be globally shared within MSD to investigate further implementation beyond the initial market.

Both finalists and winners, will obtain wide visibility and recognition

through the Innovation Factory and MSD dissemination channels