Closing the Gap between Today and Tomorrow

We believe that curiosity is the driving force behind human progress and development. And while the future poses many challenges and uncertainties, we're convinced that curiosity can help mankind navigate its unchartered terrain with confidence and optimism. Discover more about the four dimensions of curiosity and how leaving your comfort zone from time to time can provide answers to questions that have yet to be asked!

"Curiosity is a prerequisite for innovation. Our aim is to play a decisive role in helping to shape the future. That means that we break new ground and exploit the power of curiosity to make our company even more successful.”

Belén Garijo

Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

The Power of Curiosity!

Curiosity Council

Curiosity is not a gift. It comes from inquisitiveness and a willingness to discover new things. To guide us on our curiosity journey, we teamed up with leading experts and pioneers in the field…

Todd has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and works as a professor, speaker, scientist, and researcher. Todd’s goal is to improve people’s quality of life, and help them optimize their everyday and working lives. He has published several articles and books on curiosity, positive psychology, mindfulness, emotional disorders, and social agility.

Sophie is a master in natural sciences, doctor of psychology, professor, lecturer, scientist, and researcher. Sophie researches the role that characteristics such as curiosity have in the development of capabilities and expertise. She has published a number of scientific articles and papers on personality development, cognitive growth, learning processes, and individual differences.

Business psychologist Dr. Carl Naughton is a German/English author, scientist and speaker. He spent ten years researching and teaching in the field of educational psychology at the University of Cologne. Today, he is lecturing business and leadership psychology at the FOM University of Applied Sciences. He has written books on thinking, curiosity, psychological capital, and adaptability. With Andreas Steinle he published the study “Curiosity Management as a Fuel for Innovation”. His goal is the "4 open minds: the curious mind, the adaptable mind, the clever mind and the courageous mind.

Andreas has a degree in social and business communication and is CEO of the Zukunftsinstitut Workshop GmbH in Frankfurt. Andreas is also a futurist and communications consultant with a pioneering approach. He speaks regularly at international events and advises companies/organizations globally on change management and innovation processes.

Dr. Jin Chen works as a professor in the Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the University School of Economics and Management in Tsinghua, China. He is considered a leading authority in the interplay between R&D and innovation management. He has published more than 600 articles on the topics in different publications and has written more than 60 books. Dr. Chen is also editor in chief for several leading research and business magazines in China and has received numerous awards for his work. He has also provided consulting services to a number of large companies in China and abroad.


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