We will only move forward responsibly by building from the strongest possible foundation: our values. Given Bayer’s heritage and position, everything we do must be in the spirit of brave, open, and conscious innovation.
Only the willingness to leap into the unknown will lead to the results that humanity and our planet need. A complementary exchange of knowledge must be at the heart of our endeavor. And we can only succeed if we’re conscious about our actions, even if this means that we don’t do certain things at all. Only with these values in mind can we take people along with us on this important journey.
We create a neutral space for critical engagement
By financing an editorially independent online magazine dedicated to exploring the social, cultural, and ethical implications of fundamental breakthroughs across the life sciences, we initiate an unbiased discourse on the bigger picture and how to make progress for humanity.
It is vital that we create a neutral open space for complex questions to be discussed; for commonly held ethical positions to be challenged (and either confirmed or evolved); and for differing opinions and theories to be weighed up alongside each other.
Opening ourselves up to what will at times be controversial discussion is just as vital for responsible progress as the fundamental breakthroughs we hope to achieve.
We invite all curious minds to speak up and share their stimulating point of view so we can listen, learn, and move forward with this knowledge. To do so, visit the new magazine now and get in touch via e-mail or social channels.
With meaningful relationships we create a sustainable impact
Big Green and Leaps by Bayer share the vision of building a healthier future for our bodies, our farmers, and our planet by utilizing disruptive innovation for more sustainable agriculture. By financing and building outdoor Learning Garden classrooms in low-income schools, Big Green and Leaps by Bayer aim to educate children about real food and its long term health benefits.Learn more
The Happiness Research Institute
Leaps by Bayer believes that creating return for the planet should be the starting point of every business undertaking. The Happiness Research Institute focuses its work on the wellbeing and quality of life for citizens. It has expertise in quantifying these factors and will work together with Leaps by Bayer to develop a scientifically backed metric for “Return for Humanity” which can be used by organizations in the future to measure their contributions to the planet.Learn more
Summit Institute develops creative solutions to real world challenges and is the non-profit partner of Summit, a multidisciplinary community of leaders from all around the world. Summit’s flagship event in LA in 2017 was the birthplace of Leaps by Bayer. With talks, workshops, culinary experiences, and other adventures, Summit gathers visionaries in a series of invitation-only events. Leaps by Bayer will continue to support this mission in 2018 and 2019, working toward mutual inspiration of the political, artistic, cultural and economic leaders of the 21st century.Learn more
Brilliant Minds feels a deep responsibility to gather leaders from venture capital, impact investment, politics, culture and tech in Stockholm to generate connections that help fostering sustainable value creation. As one of the key sponsors of the 2018 Brilliant Minds conference in Stockholm, Leaps by Bayer is sharing this mission and supports visionaries, great thinkers and entrepreneurs to make an impact on the world.Learn more
Norrsken Foundation and Leaps by Bayer both strongly believe that fostering innovations with impact and a greater purpose for humanity will ultimately lead to returns – both socially and financially. The Norrsken House is a coworking space for startups striving to contribute to the greater good and is being financed by the Norrsken Founders Fund. Leaps by Bayer is a proud member of the Norrsken House as well as a sponsor.Learn more
In July 2019 the 8th edition of TOA Festival throws open its doors to 20,000 attendees. Europe’s leading technology festival takes place across 4 days of Satellite Events and 2 days of Conference where TOA welcomes the best and brightest from the worlds of tech, music, arts, and science. Over 150 speakers take to the stage to share insights on where they see the world evolving, and explore how we can use technology to better harness and understand these changes.Learn more