Research at Bayer
Innovation is a cornerstone of our purpose “Science for a better life” and a core element of our strategy. We define innovations as new solutions that generate added value for our customers and society. Our activities focus on innovative products based on our strong research and development competencies. They are accompanied by process, service and business model innovation.
The success of our company is based on excellence in research and development (R&D). The know-how and skills of our employees are our most valuable resource in this endeavor. We develop new molecules and technologies in the research-intensive fields of medicine and modern agriculture and invest continuously in research and development projects. In 2017 a total of €4.504 billion was spent on research and development. This was equivalent to 9.8 percent of sales. We maintain a global network of research and development locations, where more than 14,000 scientists are employed.