Bayer is the only global company performing research in the field of both health and agriculture. Systematic and extensive collaboration between researchers is creating new impetus.
With our innovative solutions, we are responding to the global challenges in healthcare and the need to safeguard an adequate food supply. The success 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.
We maintain a global network of research and development locations, where more than 17,000 scientists are employed. The focus of the research projects is determined by the R&D strategies of our divisions which tackle the overarching subjects of Health and Agriculture segments. In 2018 a total of €5.246 billion was spent on research and development. This was equivalent to 12.2 percent of sales.