Bayer G4A Program is Continuing to Move Healthcare and Agriculture Innovators Forward

May 11, 2022

G4A Turkey, which Bayer has been implementing globally, started last month. During the last five years, 943 startups have applied, 105 of them were shortlisted, and 33 startups have been selected to participate in the program. This year, 203 startups applied to the program; 16 of them pitched their solutions to the jury, and seven startups were selected for this year’s batch.

All seven startups are in various stages; most of them have already launched their MVPs, early-stage or late-stage products. This year’s G4A Turkey program will be held online and focus on consumer health, crop science, and pharma. The core aim is to cope with the main challenges that Bayer and Hackquarters can contribute to solutions. The wide range of challenges includes women’s health, environmental issues, telehealth solutions, and many more.

3 of the selected startups will get 100.000 TL grants, and all startups will join intense training and a 1-1 mentorship program from Hackquarters and Bayer mentors. Also, startups will have an opportunity to develop new products with the support of Bayer.

Here are 7 selected startups

Bridgesoft: ​​Bridgesoft, which integrates the selective spraying method into field sprayers using artificial intelligence & IoT technologies; It saves pesticides by spraying only harmful weeds and helps to reduce agricultural costs.

Farmingo: Farmingo, an autonomous spraying kit for sequential planting trees, helps to greatly reduce the number of pesticides, water and fuel consumed and increase crop yield by attaching to existing agricultural spraying machines.

FARMACV: FARMACV is a vertical career platform that produces digital solutions for pharmacists to find qualified employees. In addition to the digital solution, all pharmacist technician selection and placement processes are managed from end to end, ensuring the most accurate pharmacy-technician matching.

BabyAcademy: BabyAcademy offers content for parents with fun-filled activities tailored to baby's age and developmental needs, a developmental milestone checklist, health expert articles, parenting tips, and a personalized development plan.

Kidolog: Kidolog, an online consultancy platform, provides 24/7 online expert support for parents and prospective parents in 11 different categories that they may need before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and until their children turn 18, and to help children have a healthy development process in language, gross motor, supports the development of children with an early intervention program that regularly monitors their motor, cognitive and social-emotional development and when necessary.

Argeron NephroTesT: Argeron NephroTesT measures the stress and damage to which the kidney is exposed by measuring the increase in trehalase activity in the urine. Thanks to the early diagnosis of kidney damage, it eliminates the factor that causes the damage or prevents the progression of the damage with early treatment. It can be used for screening, diagnosis and follow-up purposes in all fields of medicine.

GlaucoT: GlaucoT is developing a non-invasive, neuroprotective wearable therapy device for the treatment of glaucoma, the most common cause of permanent blindness in the world. In this field, it offers a new treatment method.

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