150 years of BASF

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Innovation, based on knowledge and technology, has been the driving force in the growth of BASF during the past 150 years. From the revolution in food production brought about through the Haber-Bosch process to our most recent research efforts on energy-efficiency optimization, we help all industries to meet the demands of today and tomorrow with science and innovation.

To celebrate 150 years of BASF, in 2015 we organized an around-the-world tour bringing together the creativity and minds of scientists, customers, employee and partners to explore and discuss cutting-edge trends in science to “co-create” solutions to tackling future challenges. 

3 themes: Urban Living, Smart Energy, Food

Global tour:

  • 6 Creator SpaceTM tour stops: Mumbai, Shanghai, New York, São Paulo, Barcelona, Ludwigshafen
  • 3 Science Symposia: Ludwigshafen, Chicago, Shanghai
  • 1.4 million visitors at 50 co-creation activities in 25 countries

The global corporate volunteering contest "Connected to Care", an important part of Creator SpaceTM, connected ideas, discussions and activities during the anniversary year. In the competition, BASF employees teamed up with colleagues, friends, family members and a non-profit organization to propose local, charitable projects related to one of the three anniversary themes. About 35,000 employees worldwide voted on more than 500 projects to generate 150 winners. Eight projects from Greater China were among the winners.

The “IBIN smart dustbin” project, co-developed by BASF employees and IFINE, a Shanghai-based non-profit organization committed to promoting waste management in cities, was one of the winners. The team designed a smart dustbin with a voice-recognition module to coach people on how to segregate waste correctly and to raise their awareness and develop their habits in waste segregation. In June 2016, the smart dustbin was produced and debuted to the public.  

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