Prof. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker tells Sophie Fessl about his journey from ETH Zürich and the ground-breaking synthesis of vitamin B12, to the armored glass windows at the Genezentrum, Munich. “The risk was worth it. Wherever we look, life has improved.”
Offering life-saving ambulance services for Kenyans country-wide
Winner of the Bayer Foundation’s Women Empowerment Award Caitlin Dolkart is the co-founder of Flare, a subscription-based emergency-response platform, ensuring life-saving ambulance services for Kenyans all over the country.
Who Owns Science? Bayer Foundation at Berlin Science Week 2021
On November 5th & 6th 2021, we were really happy to be part of a memorable Berlin Science Week hosted by Falling Walls Foundation in which we got to interact with the general public, meet our fantastic partners, and host a really insightful panel discussion on Who Owns Science?
Offering sex education for Nigerian youth through a private app
Talking about sex is considered a taboo in most communities across Nigeria, West Africa. This makes it hard for young people to get proper and judgmental-free sexual health education. Morenike Fajemisin, who is the founder and CEO of Whispa Health—a Nigerian startup focused on sexual and reproductive health, is ready to break that taboo.
Transforming African agriculture by digitizing smallholders
Cynthia Mene, Director and COO of Vetsark, has an ambitious mission. She wants to transform agriculture in Africa by helping small businesses to digitize, one country at the time. The serial entrepreneur from Nigeria is no stranger to thinking big. “Nigeria is highly competitive."
Every year, the Bayer Foundation’s Science@School program provides up to EUR300,000 of funding for school projects that can help children see science and research in a whole new light. In this interview, Anna Gerliz, a general studies teacher at Overath Elementary School near Cologne, talks about her microscopy project. It was selected to receive funding in 2020.