Building a Better World with Science and Technology: Curious Future Insight

  • Ulrich A. K. BetzEmail author


Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company and a vibrant leader in science and technology, celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2018. On this occasion, a comprehensive program around science and technology was put together to help create a bright future. Key highlights of this program were the Curious – Future Insight Conference, the Future Insight Prize and the 350th Anniversary Research Grants.



Special thanks go to Stefan Oschmann, the Merck board and the Merck ownership family that have made the budget available to run this outstanding event. The Curious2018—Future Insight organization team consisted of: Beate Moch, Brendan Monks, Brigitte Alexander, Heike Schwarz-Schlenger, Ines Kahlert, Katharina Lenz, Kathrin Hackenberg, Kerstin Weber, Lea Flöring, Maike Kober, Melanie Heumann, Sarah Knick, Seline Wagner, Sonja Hatz, Tamara Engels, Timm Wutzler, Ulrich Betz plus many others that contributed substantially to the success of this endeavor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vice President Innovation MerckDarmstadtGermany

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