Science for a better tomorrow

Science for a better tomorrow

Some of the world’s brightest scientists and most accomplished entrepreneurs come together to present their work and explore the future of science & technology; solving the challenges of today and enabling the dreams of a better tomorrow.

This is the world's most renowned gathering on the future of science & technology. It covers a broad range of topics such as: health, nutrition, synthetic biology, materials, energy, digitalization, mobility, human mind and new ways of working together. The conference also features the awarding of the Future Insight Prize, up to 1 mio€/year for groundbreaking science given out for the next 35 years.

United by Science


Over the course of past centuries, scientists pioneered groundbreaking technologies that shape our world today. Standing on the shoulders of these giants, we at Curious2022 unite today’s leading experts to stimulate visionary science for a better tomorrow.


Attend in 2020

Attend in 2022

Now is your chance to participate in this unique event that will take place again on July 12-14, 2022 in Darmstadt, FrankfurtRheinMain, Germany. Present your work to the community, meet outstanding individuals from all over the world, start new business relationships and join initiatives to enable the dreams of a better tomorrow. Become a keynote speaker, engage as a strategic partner and join a global movement to create a bright future for humanity. Find out more here.

Partnering Opportunities

Partnering Opportunities

A multitude of options are available for partnering on Curious2022 Future Insight. Contact us to learn more.


Curious 2018

The Curious Future Insight conference was initiated as an independent science conference on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The 2018 conference featured more than 50 top speakers including six nobel laureates and 1300 attendees from all over the world. 

Key Participants' Statements

Thank you very much to all speakers and attendees that helped to make the 2018 event an historic and groundbreaking experience.

“This was the Woodstock of science.”

"I will never see such a line-up of speakers anymore in my entire life" 

"Probably the next step up in quality is the Nobel Prize Ceremony." 

"This was a groundbreaking conference making you feel the love, excitement and potential of science and technology everywhere"

"Such days let us hope for the world!”

"An event of epic proportions, definitely one of the best experiences of my life"

"You deserve to be lauded and praised for your services to science"

"The event will be remembered for another 350 years"

"I am at a lot of conferences and I can say that this was by far the most interesting, energetic and diverse I have witnessed in a long time"

"The future insight event not only keeps pace with emerging science but immediately focuses on the most important aspect - the significance and impact for humanity"

"It shows the engagement of (the platinum sponsor) Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in innovation by science and its dedication to address key coming global needs of mankind"

Contact Us

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.