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Welcome Message to the Curious2022 – Future Insight Conference by Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Member of the German Bundestag, Federal Minister of Education and Research.

United by Science for a Better Tomorrow

Speakers 2022

Curious2022 brought together some of the brightest scientists, most accomplished entrepreneurs, and technology pioneers in a variety of different innovative formats.

Videos 2022

Take a look inside Curious2022 to get a taste of what’s in store at Curious2024.

Agenda 2022

Curious about the agenda 2022? Take a look.

I now again believe in science!

Abstract Submission

Present your ideas, showcase your research, stimulate discussions by contributing engaging content to the Curious2022 – Future Insight™ conference.

The conference offers two opportunities to present your work:

Ignite Session
A series of 10 minutes presentations whose overall goal is to engage the
audience with cutting edge science.

Poster Exhibition
Screens throughout the event location will be provided for selected participants
to present their current work.

Application Process: 

  1. Upload your short abstract in the text box provided.
    (Optional: You may also upload a few non-confidential slides to provide more
    background to your submitted abstract.)
  2. All abstracts will be evaluated by the Curious2022 – Future Insight™
    conference team.
  3. In case your application is selected you receive one free ticket to attend the
    conference. The format of your presentation, either a poster or an ignite
    presentation, will be determined by the Curious2022 – Future Insight™ team
    based on the content submitted.

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Awards 2022

Future Insight™ Prize

Awarded for the first time in 2019, the Future Insight™ Prize will be presented annually for the next 35 years to honor outstanding achievements in science and technology towards groundbreaking innovations in the areas of health, nutrition, and energy.

The prize will come with a targeted 1,000,000 EUR research grant to the winner.

The awarding for the 2022 Future Insight™ Prize will be given during the Curious – Future Insight™ Conference.

Science in Shorts
Nature Award - Science in Shorts

Science plays a vital role in our society yet more often than not, its true impact and value can be hard to communicate, see or understand. Distilling complex theories, data and experiments, into easily accessible points is challenging.

Science in Shorts, a new competition from Nature Awards and Springer Nature in partnership with Merck KGaA, encourages scientists to enhance the accessibility of their research through short, creative videos that highlight the importance of their work and engage the public with science.

Designed to break down the walls around science and capture the attention of the public, applicants were asked to produce a 60-second video to present their research – the more engaging and creative the better. The best of these videos will be made available on and on YouTube. The shortlist will be determined by a multidisciplinary team of editors, reporters, filmmakers, researchers and communications specialists from across the Nature Portfolio.

Johann Anton Merck Award

Awarded for the first time in 2020, the Johann Anton Merck Award honors outstanding scientific preclinical research in the areas of Oncology and Autoimmunity.

The Keeling Curve Prize

The Keeling Curve Prize is awarded by the Global Warming Mitigation Project for projects with a proven track record of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. An expert team of climate scientists and analysts who understand the root cause and how to solve Global Warming have developed five categories, each one addressing a specific sector of climate innovation. The Global Warming Mitigation Project awards $25,000 to two projects in each category annually.

Science Fluencer Award

The ScienceFluencer award has been established by Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie in partnership with Merck to promote science communication.

To promote science communication, the ScienceFluencer award honors the work of young scientists (students, doctoral candidates, postdocs) from the life sciences which present scientific content to the public. With this award we intend to create a bridge between scientific societies, industry, universities and people interested in science.

The place to connect and network and get inspiration!

Partners 2022

Join forces with us and advance the Curious Future Insight initiative to the next level and start a global movement towards a bright future for humanity.

Exhibitors 2022

Interested in presenting your company or product at Curious Future Insight™ Conference? Join us as an exhibitor or partner.