On the occasion of the Congress of the Future, an space for exchange of ideas between Chileans and world class thought leaders, Millennium Science Initiative organizes two activities, which are free and open to the public, in Valparaíso (Chile). The first one, which will take place on 22th January 2016. It will be a conference in cooperation with the German Max-Planck Societ. The purpose is to deepen the collaboration and to spread the work of these centers to the rest of the scientific community. The other two events are an opening table on “Science and Development” and a Plenary Conference carried out by PhD Peter Seeberger, Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces.