Curious 2022

Science for a better tomorrow

The Curious2022 - Future Insight Conference, taking place from July 12 -14, 2022 in Darmstadt, FrankfurtRheinMain, Germany, will consist of keynotes, workshops, and short presentations running through parallel work streams punctuated with two evening events as well as the awarding of the 2022 Future Insight Prize. The conference will gather 1300 science and technology focused guests and will be the place to establish new connections and collaborations, hear about groundbreaking innovations, and present your company and products to a global scientifically focused audience.


The ticket price for on-site participation includes:

  • Access to all stages, listening to key-note speakers, ignite-sessions and panel discussions
  • Access to the exhibition and e-poster areas
  • Participation at AMA-circle and workshop offers (depending on availability of spots)
  • Networking through the Event App
  • Participation at the evening events
  • Daily catering

Prices (incl. 19% VAT):

  • Student ticket: € 297,50 
  • Regular ticket: € 892,50

The ticket price for virtual participation includes:

  • Full virtual participation and access to all three main stages, listening to keynote speakers, ignite sessions and panel discussions
  • Full virtual participation and access to all award ceremonies, e.g. the Future Insight Award ceremony
  • Scheduling of networking with other participants

 Prices (incl. 19% VAT):

  • Virtual student ticket: € 148,75
  • Virtual regular ticket: € 446,25


Some of the world’s brightest scientists and most accomplished entrepreneurs, including Nobel laureates and numerous other science and technology thought leaders will come together to present their work and explore the future of science & 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 & technology. It covers a broad range of topics such as: health, nutrition, synthetic biology, materials, energy, digitalization, mobility, human mind and new ways of working together.

Sir Michael Jacobs

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. 

Future Insight Prize

Ignite Sessions

The Ignite sessions are a series of 10-minute presentations to engage the audience with cutting edge science. These sessions are organized thematically by topic area and are open to all participants of the Curious2022 – Future Insight Conference. To apply for a presentation slot, register for the conference and upload an abstract of your proposed presentation. All abstracts will be evaluated by the Curious2022 – Future Insight Conference team and you will be informed prior to the start of the conference if you have been selected to present.

Each Ignite Session will be attended by a jury of internationally recognized scientific experts. This jury will select one speaker from each Ignite Session who will have the opportunity to present in the main presentation hall at the end of the Curious2022 – Future Insight Conference to the entire conference audience. Take this opportunity to achieve maximum visibility for your research by registering for the Curious2022 – Future Insight Conference now. The deadline for abstract applications is May 1st, 2022. We will contact you June 1st in order to inform you if you have been selected to present at the Curious2022 – Future Insight Conference.



An interactive E-Poster session for selected participants to present their current work, projects and research. Each day of the conference will feature a new topic area at the cutting edge of innovation.

To participate, register for the conference and upload a short abstract of your proposed presentation. All abstracts will be evaluated by the Curious2022 – Future Insight Conference team and you will be informed prior to the start of the conference if you have been selected to present.


AskMeAnything Circle

The AMA circle is a chance to get up close and personal with the keynote speakers and raise any-and-all questions you have. This Q and A opportunity will give you the chance to interact with visionary scientific thought leaders in an intimate and personal fashion.



The Curious2022 – Future Insight Conference will feature workshops for participants to deep-dive into a specific topic to gain insights and exchange ideas in an interactive setting. Please stay tuned for further information.

Nature – The Spinoff Prize

The Nature Spinoff Prize has been established by Nature Research in partnership with Merck to showcase and celebrate global excellence in the commercialization of research through the creation of spinoff companies.

The Spinoff Prize aims to encourage and give visibility to academic entrepreneurs and their companies. The judging panel will look for spinoffs that translate original, high-quality scientific research into products and services that address market problems and are well positioned to make a positive impact on society.

In its first year, The Spinoff Prize will focus on companies commercializing research in four broad categories: pharmaceuticals, agriculture, chemicals and digital technologies. A longlist of highly commended spinoffs will be profiled in a special report published in Nature. Shortlisted spinoffs will pitch in front of a live audience at the Curious2022 – Future InsightTM Conference, after which one winner will receive a €30,000 cash prize.

For more information, please click here.

Evening Event

Evening - Events

After a day of inspiration from the interesting speakers and panels participate in our networking evening events. Use the momentum gained thought the conference to network and set-up new business contacts while enjoying dinner and drinks. 


C2018 book

If you want to find out more about the future of science and technology and the history of the Curious Future Insight Conference check out the Curious2018 book


The Curious2022 – Future Insight Conference will take place in the Darmstadtium, which takes its name from the element Darmstadtium discovered at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt.


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How to Get here


Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt

Arrival by plane

Darmstadt is close to the international Airport Frankfurt am Main. From the airport, you can travel by train or car (for detailed instructions see below). Additionally, you can take the AirLiner, a bus, which connects the airport and the Darmstadtium directly. 

Arrival by public transport

You can reach the congress centre in just five minutes using the public transport services departing from Darmstadt main station (Hauptbahnhof), which is also served by ICE high speed trains.

Bus and tram services run to and from the central bus station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnof, ZOB), which is located near the main entrance on the east side of the central train station. The tram and bus routes (trams: 2&3; buses: F, H, K, K55, K56, K85, n71, 671, 672, 673, 674, 677, 678, 681, 682, 684, and 693), take you directly to the Darmstadtium (use the stop called "Schloss"). More trams and buses run to "Luisenplatz", which is only a few minutes walk from Darmstadtium. 

Arrival by car

Leave the A5 highway at the exit "Darmstadt Mitte" or approach on the A67, following the signs for "Darmstadt" and likewise take the next exit "Darmstadt Mitte". Both routes take you onto the feeder road to the city centre, which later becomes Rheinstraße (B26).

Follow the signs to "Darmstadtium" or "Aschaffenburg" (B26). After the City-Tunnel turn left at the next traffic light (signposted). Darmstadtium offers an underground car park. Additional parking spaces are available in connected and neighbouring car parks.