Envisioning Tomorrow

Making a positive difference: Our work is fueled by the belief that science is a force for good. That’s why we’re focusing our most innovative R&D on issues that have world-changing potential.

We are leading the way

For more than 350 years, we have been pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. And we will continue to do this in years to come - with technologies that can change the rules of the game in entire industries and make a difference to millions of people’s lives every day.

We are curious minds dedicated to human progress.

Our Challenges To Reinvent Tomorrow

Latest Stories

  • Curiosity and innovation

    How can we create work environments that foster innovative thinking? Find out why curiosity is the answer.

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  • Blockchain vs. fake drugs

    Blockchain is best known for its role in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But could it hold the key to saving lives by securing drug supply chains?

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  • Human Centric Lighting

    Human centric lighting, combined with smart lighting controls, is revolutionizing the way we light buildings, bringing health and environmental benefits.

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  • Quantum computing

    Quantum chemistry is used across science and engineering, but for it to tackle ‘real world’ problems a paradigm shift in technology is needed – quantum computing.

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  • Crystalline Sponges

    Discover how crystalline sponges are revolutionizing molecular structure analysis, with the potential to transform research and even entire industries forever.

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  • Improving drug testing?

    Organ-on-a-chip technologies offer a potentially powerful alternative for drug testing – helping to deliver new medicines to patients faster.

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  • New generation antibodies

    ZooMAb® antibodies can help researchers to go further than ever before while reducing the use of animals

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  • Emission-free cars

    Inspired by nature, a new generation of hydrogen-based fuel cell vehicles do no longer need large amounts of precious metals – thus becoming much more affordable.

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  • Faster drug discovery

    Recent advances in AI are enabling chemists to synthesize new compounds more efficiently, speeding up drug discovery so new medicines can reach patients sooner.

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  • Antibiotics 2.0

    Researchers are developing entirely new strategies based on bioorganic chemistry to fight multi-drug resistant germs - beginning a renaissance in antibiotic development.

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  • AI, drive me home!

    Self-driving cars are the ultimate goal for most automotive manufacturers. But how close are we to seeing them on our roads?

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  • MOLECULAR MANUFACTURING

    A new way of building microchips is here. Called Directed Self-Assembly, it uses molecules that self-assemble into the structures used to create nanoscale chip components.

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  • AI IN DRUG DISCOVERY

    From Siri to facial recognition, AI and machine learning are becoming familiar features of everyday life. But what are its advantages for drug discovery?

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  • TRANSFORMING CANCER TEST

    Offering less invasive, less painful and faster testing than standard procedures, liquid biopsy is set to change the way cancer is diagnosed and treated.

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  • MEAT - THE NEXT LEVEL

    Cleaner, healthier, more ethical meat products that are less damaging for our planet. Is clean meat the food of the future?

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  • ROBOTS IN MEDICINE

    Are medical robots with human-like characteristics about to change the way we diagnose medical conditions?

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  • 3D NAND FLASH MEMORY

    Increasing digitalization means we’re generating more and more data. But this is only possible with advanced data storage solutions – like 3D NAND.

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  • AGRICULTURE OF THE FUTURE

    To meet the challenges of feeding the world, we created smart light-tuning materials. By fine tuning the sunlight we will accelerate plant growth and increase yields.

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  • 5G: A CONNECTED FUTURE

    From artificial intelligence to Industry 4.0, 5G is set to revolutionize the way we live and work. Here’s what you need to know about the 5th generation of mobile broadband.

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  • OLED: FOLDABLE DISPLAYS

    Imagine a phone you can fold up and put in your pocket. This might sound like science fiction, but that possibility may be just around the corner.

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  • PANDEMIC PROTECTOR

    Infectious diseases are one of the greatest threats to mankind. Our dream product Pandemic Protector could be a game changer.

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  • CLOUD-BASED HEALTHCARE

    Imagine you are living many kilometers away from your nearest doctor. Access to cloud-based healthcare could help change your live.

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  • LCW: SMART GLASS

    How can we create healthier, more sustainable buildings? With our groundbreaking smart glass technology: liquid crystal windows (LCW).

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  • CYRENE: GREEN CHEMISTRY

    We are using green chemistry to develop a portfolio of environmentally-friendly, safer solvents – like Cyrene.

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  • OUR FUTURE WITH STRONG AI

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is being created today for specific tasks, but the long-term goal is for ‘strong AI’ –machines that can outperform human.

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  • MOF: TINY, BUT PROMISING

    We know that human activity is having extreme adverse consequences for our planet. One of the most exciting fields to emerge solutions is metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).

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