Merck Innovation Center as Enabling Space

Conception and realization of the award-winning center for disruptive innovation to serve the entire Merck Group worldwide

Merck is one of the worldwide leading technology companies in innovative healthcare, life science, and performance materials. Using the Enabling Space approach, theLivingCore developed a holistic innovation eco-system – the Merck Innovation Center – steering the whole Merck Group into its future. The guiding question was “What is the future role of Merck for society, in the healthcare context, and in technology?”.

theLivingCore did not only develop the organizational and cultural change, but also, in cooperation with Henn Architects, translated the innovation concept into actual architecture. Re-design of the Merck governance structures and of internal processes. Development of a training program involving “Innovation Ambassadors”.

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