Science doesn’t just change the game

It changes the world for the better

Together we’ll fast-forward societal progress and solve the most important issues facing the world today

Through our Science Can Change the World movement we have highlighted and celebrated the unsung heroes of science – innovators working around the world, often alone, often lacking the resources, support and encouragement they need to put their solutions into practice, but carrying on. Changing the world in small but significant ways.
Now we want to do more than highlight these heroes. Now we want to help new heroes put their solutions into practice, by working collaboratively across DSM and with partners to provide the support they need to bring their solutions to scale. Watch the movie.  

Today's Pioneers

We hear much about the world’s problems, but less about the people who continue to solve them. Here are just some inspirational stories about unsung scientific heroes doing extraordinary things for our society today.


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Legendary Pioneers

Science will always be influenced by extraordinary individuals. Some of them, like Pasteur, are icons. Others, like Rosalind Franklyn, remained in relative obscurity for many years.

When fate eventually chose to smile on them, they grasped the opportunity and changed the world for the better.

Aside from their desire to make a difference, they all share one other essential characteristic that we admire: Grit. These pioneers of science made real sacrifices, fought through tragedy and adversity…and emerged undaunted and unbowed.

Pioneers of science, we salute you.