Für die Curious2018 – Future Insight Konferenz

Life is full of challenges and opportunities. For centuries, science and research have been producing new developments to make the world a better place. Experience has shown that innovations are generated exactly where people from different disciplines, companies, institutions and countries come together and exchange ideas and knowledge. This diversity can also be found at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany where an international team is continuously trying new paths – whether by using intelligent materials to improve electronic equipment, monitoring the quality of food and medicines, exploring the possibilities of genetic engineering or treating cancer. 

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany s 350 years of work are proof of the good performance of German companies in the field of research and development. I wish all the participants a successful 2018 conference with inspiring discussions and the possibility to further enhance international cooperation. 


Anja Karliczek

Member of the German Bundestag Federal Minister of Education and Research