Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. With our innovative solutions, we are responding to the global challenges in medical care and the need to safeguard an adequate food supply. We have a global network of research and development sites employing 16,000 researchers. In 2019 we spent 5.3 billion Euro on research and development. Partnerships are an integral part of our innovation strategy. Therefore, we operate in a network of cooperation with start-ups, academic institutes, industry, suppliers and other partners. Our open innovation network covers all divisions along the entire value chain.