Curious2022 – Future InsightTM Conference

Curious2022 – Future InsightTM Conference

The conference was originally planned for June 2020 and has been postponed to 2022.


Some of the world’s brightest scientists and most accomplished entrepreneurs come together to present their work and explore the future of science and 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 and technology with more than 50 top speakers, among them many Nobel laureates. It covers a broad range of topics such as:

  • Healthy Lives – New breakthrough therapies and diagnostics
  • Materials & Solutions – Chemistry and beyond
  • Bright Future – New ways of working and collaborating
  • Vibrant Digital – The power of in-silico
  • Human Mind – Consciousness uncovered
  • Life Reimagined – Synthetic biology and more
  • Energy – Sustainability and storage
  • Nutrition – Healthy food for a growing world
  • Mobility – Transportation for tomorrow


The conference also features the awarding of the Future InsightTM Prize; for the next 35 years, up to 1 mio€/year are given out for groundbreaking science. Furthermore, the Spinoff Prize established by Nature Research in partnership with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will be part of the conference’s program. This prize will celebrate global excellence in the commercialization of research, through the creation of spinoff companies.

The conference will consist of keynotes, workshops, and short presentations running through parallel work streams punctuated with two evening events. The conference will gather science and technology focused guests and be the place to make new business relationships, hear about groundbreaking innovations, and present your company and products to a global scientifically focused audience.

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. Engage as a strategic partner or exhibitor and join a global movement to create a bright future for humanity.


50% discount code for tickets: WILEY_C2022

Keynote Speakers Include

  • Tim Appenzeller, Science
  • Chihaya Adachi, Kyushu University
  • Anthony Atala, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Johannes Baillou, E. Merck KG
  • Phil Baran, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Ulrich Betz, Merck KGaA
  • Bruce Beutler, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Ami Bhatt, Stanford University
  • Sandrine Dixson-Declѐve, Co-President of the Club of Rome
  • Peter C. Doherty, University of Melbourne
  • Gordon J. Freeman, Harvard Medical School
  • Belén Garijo, Merck KGaA
  • Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
  • Linda A. Hill, Harvard Business School
  • Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman Munich Security Conferenc
  • Brian K Kobilka, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Sin-Doo Lee, Seoul National University
  • Jean-Marie Lehn, University of Strasbourg
  • Shirley M. Malcom, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Klaus Müllen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
  • Christofer M. Mowry, CEO General Fusion
  • Bob Mumgaard, CEO of Commonwealth Fusion System
  • Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Daniel Nocera, Harvard University
  • Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley
  • Martin Rees, University of Cambridge
  • Fraser Stoddart, Northwestern University
  • Thomas C. Südhof, Stanford University
  • Otmar Wiestler, President Helmholtz Association
  • Paul Workman, The Institute of Cancer Research, London
  • Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Harald zur Hausenm, German Cancer Research Center
  • Katja Becker, German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Jarryd Pla, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia
  • Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, E. Merck KG


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Merck KGaA
Darmstadt, Germany