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Bayer Supports Novel Ideas to Increase Crop Productivity

July 5, 2016 | Plants & Crops

With its open innovation program Grants4Traits, Bayer now supports novel ideas that will lead to innovative commercial seed products. Researchers at universities, other scientific institutions, or start-up companies all over the world working on traits that will help achieve higher yield, quality and safety in crops are encouraged to participate in Bayer’s new program.

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  • A growing and aging world population, limited natural resources and the impact of climate change make it important to improve crop yield, stress tolerance and nutritional value while minimizing environmental impact.
    Arjen J. van Tunen, CEO KeyGene
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  • We thought we had a mature understanding of our business model – and emerged with a model that is actually viable for a startup company.
    Robert Green, co-founder Vitameter
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  • I expect immunoncology to become established as an integral part of cancer treatment over the next few years and to offer real prospects.
    Professor Rienk Offringa, Head of the Bayer-DKFZ Joint Lab
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  • Startups whose work is related to Bayer’s pharmaceutical R&D focus are offered rental office and lab space on the company’s campus in Berlin. Working side by side has inspired fruitful scientific discussion.
    Stefan Jaroch, Drug Discovery, Global External Innovation & Alliances, Bayer Pharmaceuticals division
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2,370 IDEAS
have been submitted to Bayer Open Innovation programs since 2009.
60 COUNTRIES
innovative solutions have been submitted from more than 60 countries worldwide.
220 PROJECTS FUNDED
more than 220 ideas have been supported through Open Innovation Grants from Bayer.
14,026 EMPLOYEES
over 14,000 Bayer employees currently work in R&D.
OPEN INNOVATION
IN NUMBERS
2,370 IDEAS
have been submitted to Bayer Open Innovation programs since 2009.
60 COUNTRIES
innovative solutions have been submitted from more than 60 countries worldwide.
220 PROJECTS FUNDED
more than 220 ideas have been supported through Open Innovation Grants from Bayer.
14,026 EMPLOYEES
over 14,000 Bayer employees currently work in R&D.