2021 Future Insight Days

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SCIENCE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

Celebrating excellence in science and technology, the Future Insight Days bring together people from all over the world to solve the challenges of today and enable the dreams of a better tomorrow.

As a spinoff of the Curious2022 – Future InsightTM Conference this three day virtual event honors outstanding achievements and gathers curious minds to foster innovation even in challenging times.  

The 2021 Future InsightTM Days feature the following awards: 

The 1 Million Euro Future InsightTM Prize, this year given out in the area of food generation for a growing world population. The laudatory speech and winner announcement will take place on July 13 at 2:15 pm CEST and will be done by Anja Karliczek, German Federal Minister of Education and Research; 

The Spinoff Prize, a Nature Research Award, for the research topics Life Sciences & Physical Sciences & Digitalization (announcement on July 12 at 4:20 pm CEST);

The Johann Anton Merck Award for outstanding research in Oncology & Autoimmune Diseases, which will be handed over by Peter Guenter on July 14 at 3:10 pm CEST.

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July 12 - 14, 2021

Speakers

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     Mariya Gabriel

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      Anja Karliczek

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      Klaus Schwab

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       Belén Garijo

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      Peter Guenter

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         Ulrich Betz

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    Stephan Sieber

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      Caroline Dive

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    Matthias Heinzel

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Bernhard Kowatsch

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       Kai Beckmann

Ayse Asar

            Ayse Asar

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      Sibel Health

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Johann Anton Merck Award Winner

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2021 Future Insight Prize Winner

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2021 The Spinoff Prize Winner

  

   

Agenda

Day 1
July 12th
14:00
CEST
Opening
Ulrich Betz
14:05 Welcome Message
Mariya Gabriel
14:20 Finalist Pitches
The Spinoff Prize 2021
15:40 Lecture Winner
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Future Insight™ Prize 2020
Stephan A. Sieber
16:10 Lecture Winner
The Spinoff Prize 2020
Sibel Health
16:25 Winner Announcement
The Spinoff Prize 2021
16:45 Online Networking and Meet & Greet with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Future Insight™ Prize Winner 2020 + The Spinoff Prize Winners 2020 & 2021
Day 2
July 13th
14:00
CEST
Opening and Keynote
Belén Garijo
14:15
Laudatory speech and Winner Announcement
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Future Insight™ Prize 2021
Anja Karliczek
14:25
Trophy Handover
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Future Insight™ Prize 2021
Belén Garijo
14:35 Lecture Winner
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Future Insight™ Prize 2021
15:05 Announcement Topic
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Future Insight™ Prize 2022
Belén Garijo
15:15 The Future of Food
Nature Roundtables (3 topics)
16:50 Keynote
Bernhard Kowatsch
17:00 Online Networking and Meet & Greet with Future Insight™ Prize Winner 2021
Day 3
July 14th
14:00
CEST
Welcome Message
Ayse Asar
14:10 Keynote
Klaus Schwab, introduced by
Kai Beckmann
14:25 Lecture Winner
Johann Anton Merck Award 2020
Caroline Dive
15:05 Laudatory Speech and Winner Announcement
Johann Anton Merck Award 2021
Peter Guenter
15:20 Lecture Winner
Johann Anton Merck Award 2021
15:45 Reimagining the Global Health System in a Post-COVID World
Matthias Heinzel & MIT
16:45 Online Networking and Meet & Greet with Johann Anton Merck Award Winners 2020 & 2021

Awards

FIP


The Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Future Insight™ Prize honors outstanding achievements in science and technology towards groundbreaking innovations in the areas of health, nutrition, and energy with a research grant of up to        1 million Euro given out annually for 35 years.

Find out more here.

JAMA

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

Find out more here.

Spinoff

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

Find out more here.

Topics

Food
Multi-Drug
Co2 Converesion
Pandemic Preparedness
onc
SO

FID Team

Technology, direction & stream

Thomas Schmidt
Jan Bügel
Flo Bräutigam
Ekkehard Makosch
Samuel Notheis
Stefan Schöneberger
Vincent Kaiser
Markus Schäfer
Marco Schulze
Tim Kuhn
Karsten  Kirschbaum
Manuel Sommer
Fabian Weber
Jörg Kolomyjec
Alex Schilling

Set

Heiko Hassel
Frank Jans
Jan Goldstein
Michael Reyer
Andrzej Marek Tokarski
Christiane Zwick
Frank Wald
Julian Kessler

Agency Competition Partner

Christina Pommerehnck
Nina Fiedler

Moderation

Jennifer Sarah Boone

Merck

Moritz Thielen
Simeon Lerch
Jana Ritzert
Marja Stratbücker
Sonja Hatz
Heike Schlenger
Daniela Nedbalek
Marija Selakovic
Sabrina Bangert
Iuliia Karnysh
Annika Mehr
Emilia Zsigo

Lead

Ulrich Betz