Science prize for Bayer employees

The Otto Bayer Medal

The Otto Bayer Medal recognizes the outstanding achievements of scientists at the Bayer Group. The medal is awarded for successful research contributions to new products, applications and innovative technologies.

The Otto Bayer Medal is presented every two years at the annual Bayer Science Day, which is attended by about 800 researchers. The wide spectrum of projects recognized by the award underlines the overriding importance of research at the Group.


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The history of the medal

The Otto Bayer Medal

The Otto Bayer Medal is awarded in memory of the inventor of polyurethane chemistry and former Head of Research at Bayer AG, Professor Otto Bayer (no relation to the company founder), who died in 1982. Otto Bayer promoted intensive dialogue with higher education institutions and supported university education.

The total of 528 researchers from the Bayer Group who have received this award since 1984 will now be joined by the newly honored laureates. The Otto Bayer Medal for outstanding research has been presented for the 23rd time. It is awarded for successful research contributions to new products, applications and innovative technologies.

The Otto Bayer Medal should not be confused with the Otto Bayer Award.