Leaps by Bayer is aiming to conquer ten huge challenges facing humanity. Some people call them impossible. We call them “leaps.” We know that the odds of success are against us. Each leap starts with a very low probability of success. Each one could fundamentally change the world for the better.

Our initial list reflects Bayer’s ambition to tackle the biggest challenges in all those areas in which the company has gained a leadership position and the competencies to make a difference. In healthcare, Leaps by Bayer is focused on curing and preventing disease. In agriculture, we are committed to providing food on the vast scale needed to feed our growing population.

We are aware that we may fail in our attempts to make some of these leaps – but progress only happens when someone dares to begin. Imagine what could happen if we succeed with just one leap. If, as hoped, multiple leaps are achieved in the years to come, our courage will have paid off significantly.

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These are the leaps we are committed to tackling

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    Cure rare and life-threatening blood disorders

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    Give sight to those who were born blind

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    3

    Provide cure for congenital heart diseases

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    Shape the next generation of high-performing, natural crops

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    5

    Repair damaged hearts and provide vascular healing

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    6

    Repair retinas to prevent blindness

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    Optimize soil and root conditions to support sustainable agriculture (e.g. by reducing furtilizer use)

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    Create fast-acting animal vaccinations to avoid mass slaughtering during pandemic outbreaks

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    Cure neuro­degenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson's)

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    Prevent and cure cancer

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Cure rare and life-threatening blood disorders

Investment made, work begun
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Give sight to those who were born blind

Investment made, work begun
02 / 10
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Provide cure for congenital heart diseases

Investment made, work begun
03 / 10
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Shape the next generation of high-performing, natural crops

Not possible, yet
04 / 10
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Repair damaged hearts and provide vascular healing

Investment made, work begun
05 / 10
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Repair retinas to prevent blindness

Investment made, work begun
06 / 10
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Optimize soil and root conditions to support sustainable agriculture (e.g. by reducing furtilizer use)

Investment made, work begun
07 / 10
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Create fast-acting animal vaccinations to avoid mass slaughtering during pandemic outbreaks

Investment made, work begun
08 / 10
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Cure neuro­degenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson's)

Investment made, work begun
09 / 10
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Prevent and cure cancer

Investment made, work begun
10 / 10
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