The "Curious Future Insight Conference" was launched in 2018 by the science and technology company Merck and focuses on science combined with technology and innovation. This biannual event addresses science's response to today's major societal challenges in order to look towards a better future. Top-class guests will make the conference an event with cross-border attention. Let yourself be inspired by how science and technology are setting the course for a promising future!

What can you expect?

  • One of the world’s most renowned gatherings on the future of science & technology
  • Currently 12 registered Nobel laureates
  • Top scientists and innovators
  • Bright young talent
  • > 3000 participants from academia and industry 2018 and 2022
  • Experience the cutting edge of research
  • >200 partners involved
  • Connect with high-caliber speakers and pioneering technology companies
  • Accelerate your innovation projects through new partnerships and use the conference rooms to close new deals
  • Make contacts with the most important international talents 
  • Find new ideas and inspiration for you and your employees
Curious 2024 Speaker & Partner

Curious 2024 brings together some of the brightest scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs and technology pioneers from around the world

The event is organized by Future Insight. The City of Mainz and the State of Rhineland-Palatinate are cooperation partners.

You would like to be part of Curious 2024 and present your research results? Submit your abstract today:

Comments on Curious 2024

Dr. Ulrich Betz, Chairman of Future Insight e.V.

The vision of the Curious Future Insight conference is to connect people through science, support scientific and technological progress and thus contribute to building a peaceful world, true to the motto of the event "United by science for a better tomorrow". We are delighted to be able to hold this conference with international appeal in an up-and-coming biotechnology location such as Mainz.

Nino Haase, Mayor of Mainz

Science, technology and innovation - three core topics of our state capital Mainz united under the umbrella of a top-class conference. I am delighted that the Curious 2024 innovation conference will be hosted in Mainz. Mainz is developing into an internationally successful life science and biotechnology location, and next year's Curious will enable us to seamlessly build on this and sustainably increase the visibility of Mainz as a biotechnology location.

Dr. Denis Alt, State Secretary at the Ministry of Science and Health

The conference covers a wide range of scientific topics and is of outstanding interest to our universities, universities of applied sciences and the country's non-university research institutions. It promotes outstanding young talent and can attract leading international professionals. As an element of the state's biotechnology strategy, the Curious Future Insight Conference further increases the international visibility of the innovation state and strengthens interest in Rhineland-Palatinate as a location. Curious 2024 is a perfect thematic fit for Mainz and Rhineland-Palatinate.