Breakthroughs begin with the Curiosity Cube Sparking Curiosity in the Next Generation of Scientists


While the Curiosity Cube®️ is on

MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has 28,000 employees and 60 manufacturing sites worldwide, with a portfolio of more than 300,000 products focused on scientific discovery, biomanufacturing and testing services.

Igniting a passion for science

As a leading life science company, we are passionate about inspiring the next generation of scientists. We have strong commitments to science and STEM education. While we support many STEM programs and organizations around the world, we have also created tools and resources that connect our scientists with students through the Curiosity Cube and our Curiosity Labs programs.

Our SPARK Global Volunteer Program is designed to unite employees around the globe in their shared commitment to Sustainability and Social Business Innovation and giving back to their local communities.

Through SPARK, we focus on engaging 8-13 year old students in science-related activities as a way to spark curiosity, ignite a passion for science and inspire them to consider a STEM-related career. All activities are employee-led, and hands-on, providing thought-provoking discussions about science.

Learn more about our SPARK initiative here.


We think responsibly and act in terms of generations instead of quarters, believing in the long-term impact on our clients and products. This spirit underpins our sustainable success. We take an active role in shaping the future through our products and technologies, enabling brilliant people to solve global challenges.

We focus our strengths on those areas where we can have the greatest impact and continuously seek to hone our competitive edge while working to sustainably secure our future.

We demonstrate our commitment to Sustainability and Social Business Innovation through extensive programs in three main areas: Greener Products and Solutions—which includes Design for Sustainability, Green Chemistry, Packaging and Recycling initiatives; Employee and Community Engagement; and Sustainable Operations.