Our culture & values

Here at Evotec we truly believe and support our #researchneverstops motto. We are passionate about our mission to find treatments for the many currently untreatable diseases. We comprise more than 5,000 smart and diverse colleagues, brought together from across the world with differing cultures, background, and ways of thinking. We are united by our common mission and passion for what we do and how we do it. This is both guided and mirrored by our core values - collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship - which inspire and motivate us to move forward together.

Ten things we drive for

Collaboration: We believe the best results are achieved from building upon each other’s strengths and through sharing our knowledge. As a drug discovery and development company partnered with many of the leading pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, and academic institutions, collaboration is part of our DNA. 

Innovation: #researchneverstops – encapsulates the immense value we see in continuous innovation. Guided by our mission, to discover and develop highly effective therapeutics and make them globally available to the patients who need them, we continuously strive to develop innovative approaches and solutions to drug discovery and development.

Entrepreneurship: We are determined to transform our ideas into reality. With Evotec, a smart idea can unfold and mature, with the help of our many resources, into its own business within the Evotec Group.


Employees by nationality as of 31 December 2022 in %

In fact, today, 91 different nationalities are represented amongst the employees at Evotec working across 17 sites in Austria, Germany, France, Italy, the UK, and USA. They continue to build our reputation as a leading player through their creativity, commitment, professionalism and innovative spirit.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Evotec

At Evotec, we aim to promote diversity in all its shades. As an organization we contribute to a working environment where respect and diversity of thought are valued, and prejudice has no home. Different initiatives and activities, some driven by our employees themselves, demonstrate our true commitment to these values. 

Alongside other companies, Evotec has signed the German “Charta der Vielfalt” and is a member of the “Proud Science Alliance”.