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Regional Winners

The four IIC Europe Winners will join us at MIT for the final round of the global tournament in November.

Europe Finalists

We are pleased to announce this year’s IIC Europe Finalists, who are all using technology to improve economy opportunity for workers

Prize Amounts

In each of the four IIC Award Categories, three European Finalists will be announced. These twelve Finalists will fly to the IIC Europe Celebration in Darmstadt, Germany. At this event, eight Finalists will be awarded $5,000. Four Winners will receive $20,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to MIT, where they will have the opportunity to each win the $250,000 Global Grand Prize in their Award Category.

A Regional Challenge

Collaborating with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is a leading science and technology company. With the company’s products Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has made many aspects of digitalization possible in the first place. We live in a world full of possibilities: a world that is constantly being changed by new ideas. That’s what drives Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Innovation is the essence of the company’s activities as a science and technology company. On the occasion of the 350-year anniversary, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is sponsoring various initiatives and is proud to be the exclusive European partner for the MIT IDE Inclusive Innovation Challenge.


Mar 01, 2018 Registration Opens
May 07, 2018 Registration Deadline
May 15, 2018 Application Deadline
May 16, 2018 Administrative Review
May 29, 2018 Judge Evaluation Period
Jun 22, 2018 Finalist Validation Period
Sep 10, 2018 IIC Europe Celebration
Nov 08, 2018 Global Grand Prize Gala
Nov 08, 2018 - Global Grand Prize Gala

The Event


IIC Europe Celebration

As part of its 350-Anniversary festivities, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will host the IIC Europe Celebration at their global headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany

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  • September 10

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