Evotec AG engages in the discovery and development of new drugs for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. It operates through the EVT Execute and EVT Innovate segments. The EVT Execute segment provides stand-alone or integrated drug discovery solutions for collaborators targets and programmes on a typical fee-for-service basis or through a variety of commercial structures, which may include performance-based components, such as milestones and royalties. The EVT Innovate develops drug discovery projects, assets and platforms, both internally or through academic collaborations. The company was founded by Manfred Eigen, Karsten Henco, Ulrich Aldag, Freimut Leidenberger, Heinrich Maria Schulte, Rudolf Rigler, and Charles Weissmann on December 8, 1993 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany.