The world is an interesting place, full of challenges and opportunities. For millennia, science and technology have steadily advanced and created endless possibilities to shape a bright and peaceful future. Scientists in conjunction with entrepreneurs and their corporations have played an essential role in making the world a better place.

Curious 2018

On the occasion of our 350 year’s anniversary, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany initiated a flagship conference called Curious2018– Future Insight. The conference brought together some of the world’s best scientists and most accomplished entrepreneurs with participants on an invite-only basis. We developed an intense 3-day program to explore the future of science & technology with an aim to solve challenges of today and to enable the dreams of a better tomorrow. 

The future insight project

The legacy began in 2018. Curious 2018 was a huge success with more than 50 top speakers, 6 Nobel Laureates, 1300 participants and fantastic feedback such as “I will never see a better conference in my entire life” or “This was the Woodstock of Science & Technology”. 

Don't just take our word for it, this is how our 2018 media partner, Nature, described the event!


The Curious – Future Insight project will be repeated in 2020. 

Partnering opportunities

You are invited as a strategic partners to join forces, advance this initiative to the next level and start a global movement towards a bright future for humanity. A non-for-profit organization will be founded.

We are currently looking for media partners, strategic and bronze partners. A multitude of options are available for partnering on Curious2020 Future Insight. Contact us to learn more.

Let us jointly look into the future, to imagine and develop solutions to solve the challenges and enable the dreams of today and tomorrow. 

Don't miss it

The Curious2020 Future Insight conference will be the world’s most renowned event around the future of science & technology and its application to build a better world for humanity. The best minds in science, technology, and entrepreneurship will come together to make great things happen and join forces to realize the dreams of a better tomorrow.

Who should attend curious 2020

You can't afford to miss it if you are interested in presenting your work to the community, meeting outstanding individuals from all over the world, starting new business relationships, and joining initiatives with game-changing potential.


Future Insight Prize

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Curious2018 was the birthplace of the FutureInSight Prize

The prize creates a vision for ambitious dream products of global importance for humankind, and triggers curiosity and creativity on how to make this vision a reality.

The prize will be awarded annually from 2019, to honor people whose work enabled a significant progress towards making the vision of these dream products a reality, by way of discovering new ground-breaking science or developing enabling technologies.

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The Curious Future Insight Conference is the place to meet the people that shape the global future of science & technology.

Conference Lead: Dr. Ulrich Betz, Vice President Innovation, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany . Thank you for your interest in Curious - Future Insight. Please fill out the form below and we will get in touch with you.