Leaps by Bayer

Breaking Through Impossible

Bayer Leaps Logo with diver

How can we tackle some of humanity’s biggest challenges across healthcare and agriculture? Leaps by Bayer is spearheading a movement to make paradigm-shifting advances in the life sciences – targeting the breakthroughs that could fundamentally change the world for the better.

Across healthcare and agriculture, Leaps is aiming to conquer ten huge challenges, ’10 Leaps’, facing humanity, such as reducing the environmental impact of agriculture or curing genetic diseases. These ’10 Leaps’ build the framework for Leaps impact investment strategy.

Leaps by Bayer’s Chapter II: ‘Dare to Leap’ campaign - free diver Sofia Gomez represents the courage and vision of Leaps by seeing beyond the risk.

Collaborating with the most visionary founders in the industry

Leaps collaborates with the world’s brightest minds in biotech, health-tech and ag-tech. Leaps invests in existing companies or co-creating new ventures, providing significant early-stage funding and access to the Bayer network’s technical capabilities and 150 years of expertise. This unique approach allows the companies to focus on the long-term delivery of their disruptive technology.


Since 2015, Leaps by Bayer has invested over $1.5 billion in over 50 ventures working on disruptive innovations.


In the agricultural sector, these companies tackle fundamental breakthroughs to drive next-generation agriculture technologies that provide solutions to sustainably meet the demands of our growing population.


In the healthcare sector, the ultimate goal of these investments is to move from treatment to prevention and cure, addressing some of the most devastating diseases.

Head of Leaps by Bayer, Jürgen Eckhardt, shares the Leaps story - the driving forces, ambitions, and partner stories behind Leaps’ pursuit of innovative breakthroughs in life sciences.