Innovation

Innovation is a key driver of our future growth.


Investing in new ideas

With targeted investments we make sure our employees have the equipment and skills they need to work on cutting-edge innovations. On top of our investments in research we also make it our priority to create an open-minded atmosphere at our company – through open processes, co-operations, alliances and partnerships. Find out more about our approach to innovation, research and development here.

Facts & Figures

2.2

billion EUR investment in R&D in 2018

15%

of Total Sales invested in R&D in 2018

Research and Development spend in 2018 Research and Development spend in 2018
R&D Investment by business sector 2018

1.686 bn in Healthcare (76%), 0.249 bn in Life Science (12%), 0.242 bn in Performance Materials (11%)

Our R&D Approach

Healthcare

Our research scientists are hard at work on groundbreaking medicines and technologies to treat diseases from cancer to multiple sclerosis. Wherever there is a medical need, our highly experienced research and development team hopes to meet it.

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Healthcare Pipeline

Our Pipeline provides information about what our Healthcare business is currently working on.

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Life Science

Our Life Science business is research driven and innovation focused. In 2018, we invested 250 m Euro in R&D which supported our innovation in launching new products – products designed in mind with meeting our customers most unmet needs – from antibodies to water purification systems. The ability to innovate is the core of our culture across all three of our businesses; Research Solutions, Process Solutions and Applied Solutions.

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Performance Materials

Our Performance Materials business is an innovation leader, constantly producing new technologies and new markets for our customers, often through partnerships across industries. We have come up with groundbreaking semiconductor technologies and display materials.

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