Bayer Digital Campus Challenge 2019


Creative Ideas Tech & IT Trainings & Fellowships

Location (s):

  • Germany
  • Online


Do you know how digital technologies can be used in healthcare to improve people’s lives? We want to hear what you think!



Digitalization is taking place everywhere and affects all of us. If we look at Bayer, we ask ourselves how we can capitalize on the opportunities that arise from digitalization. What effects do you think all these new digital technologies will have and how will Bayer change? And how can they be leveraged in the health business?

You are enrolled in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)?

We want to hear what you think!

Take the opportunity to get noticed: Bayer may offer to purchase your invention!

Now is your chance to discover new opportunities to harness the strengths of digital technologies, get to know Bayer from scratch and live our mission: “Science For A Better Life.”

Participate now!

You will be able to sell your idea to Bayer or to develop it in collaboration with Bayer’s team.
Regardless of whether your studies are focused on IT, engineering, medical informatics, bioinformatics or any IT-focused background – your ideas matter. By believing that everything is possible, you can give free rein to your creativity and innovative ideas while working in teams of 2-5 students.



Your project may fit into one of the following categories

  • Machine & Deep Learning A particularly exciting subject is machine learning - The idea of cognitive artificial intelligence sounds simple yet revolutionary. However, its application at Bayer is proving to be more difficult than expected, and is not fully implemented at the present stage. Do you have an idea for a new use of machine learning in everyday work? Could machine learning perhaps improve data quality, automatic processes, or even flexible pricing strategies? Could machine learning enable real-time auditing, a development that would greatly simplify our day-to-day work? What ideas do you associate with Machine Learning and Bayer? 
  • Data Science - Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are important research fields. Technologies in those fields are here to stay and will become more important in the years to come. How can Data Science and Artificial Intelligence transform the life science industries? How can they help shorten time to market for medicines, for example? Imagine the possibilities that combining the right data will bring to farmers, consumers, and patients. Give us your ideas and functional solutions in this research area. We are curious about how you see the future of Data Science at Bayer?
  • Cloud & Integration Computing - Everyone knows cloud applications from their personal lives already. Streaming movies, music, or storing pictures are everyday uses of the cloud. Complete IT landscapes are now moving to the cloud, which brings new challenges. How can different clouds be integrated so that they speak to each other? How are streams of data managed? How can end-to-end operation in decoupled systems be ensured? How can we make sure data is stored securely in the cloud? Show us how cloud & integration computing technologies can be integrated into the IT landscape of a life science company and how end users can benefit from it. Do you have new ideas for the future of Cloud & Integration Computing?
  • IT Security - Almost every day, there is a news story about a data security breach at a big company. Data privacy and IT security are of utmost importance. Imagine the loss of reputation if a pharmaceutical company discloses sensitive patient data from a clinical study. Or imagine if financial statements, employee data, or research results are made public unintentionally. Think about which solutions can be implemented to increase security and tell us how IT security can be reimagined and built into the DNA of every system and process. In a nutshell: how will IT security change in the future? In a nutshell: how will IT Security change in the future? 

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Who can participate?

The Challenge is open to students of Universities from Europe who meet the following criteria: any person currently enrolled in higher education or anyone who has graduated from an institution of higher education within the last year; any person of legal age.


Deadline: November 10, 2019

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What to expect?

Take part in the Digital Campus Challenge to shape an international company’s development – the sky’s the limit!

  • 1st - Pitch and win: Present the most convincing pitch and win a trip to Berlin!

  • 1st-4th - Professional mentoring: A mentor will be assigned to each selected team. All mentors are experienced Bayer employees who will clarify technical questions, act as sparring partners to bounce ideas off, and prepare you and your team for the final pitch.

  • 1st-4th - Get to know Bayer: Generating disruptive and groundbreaking ideas and networking with peers and experienced partners – you will get to know people working at Bayer and gain experience working with Bayer.

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