Innovation is at our core

In this rapidly-changing world, challenges to feed and heal the world remain constant. This is why innovation fuels our daily goal to shape the future by creating world-leading solutions in health and nutrition. Every day, we connect with our customers in Crop Science, Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health to help build a better tomorrow in line with our purpose Science For A Better Life.

We recognize the power of innovation in everything we do, which is why we take a holistic approach to innovation - beginning within our core in research and development, which is increasingly driven by data science. In addition, the power of Open Innovation is opening up exciting pathways which are leading to the joint discovery of cutting edge and disruptive technologies. Throughout Bayer, our Employee Innovation programs are creating an additional layer of innovation by expanding our entrepreneurial mindset. And last but not least, we are building up purpose-driven partnerships through Social Innovation.

We define innovation as something new that adds value for our customers and society. The silver thread of innovation that is woven throughout and beyond Bayer’s value chain ensures that we continue to shape the world with pioneering products, processes and services through to new business models.

Bayer consists of three divisions:

At Pharmaceuticals we focus on researching, developing and marketing specialty-focused innovative medicines that provide significant clinical benefit and value, primarily in the therapeutic areas of cardiology, oncology, gynecology, hematology and ophthalmology. In this way, we are addressing the growing requirements of patients, physicians, health care payers and regulatory agencies.

At Bayer’s Consumer Health division, our vision is to make self-care for a better life a reality for billions of people around the world through everyday healthcare. Through our broad geographic footprint and portfolio of leading and trusted brands, people can get well, be well and stay well by taking charge of their everyday health, and the health of those they love. We touch billions of lives, helping provide them with safe, convenient and effective daily health solutions to treat minor illness and improve their lives.

At Crop Science we provide farmers with the best possible solutions to address the challenges facing the global food system. Our industry-leading innovation engine builds on a unique combination of seeds and traits, crop protection and digital tools. And we go beyond the farm. We work collaboratively with customers and partners across vector control, professional pest management, industrial vegetation management, turf and ornamental as well as forestry to deliver innovative and inspiring solutions that help foster healthy environments where we all live, work and play.