Business & Financial News  |  May 14, 2019

Joint press release by BASF and Volkswagen

Application phase for the seventh BASF and Volkswagen“Science Award Electrochemistry” has begun

  • Researchers of excellence may apply up until June 30, 2019
  • International science award worth € 50,000
  • The award ceremony takes place in Wolfsburg on November 12, 2019

Ludwigshafen / Wolfsburg (Germany), May 14, 2019 – The BASF and Volkswagen international “Science Award Electrochemistry” is now in its seventh year. Starting today, scientists of excellence from all over the world may apply online at www.science-award.com. The website also explains the participation conditions, procedure and selection process. Deadline for applications: June 30, 2019. Contributions submitted will be assessed by a jury comprising experts from BASF, Volkswagen and representatives from the scientific community. The award ceremony takes place in Wolfsburg on November 12, 2019.

The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” supports excellent scientific and engineering achievements and intends to provide fresh impetus to the development of high-efficiency energy storage devices. The science award has been held since 2012 and is intended for scientists working in academic research all over the world. The first place of this price receives €50,000.

The research and application of electrochemical processes in the fields of energy storage, energy converters and storage systems are an essential foundation for the development of future energy storage systems. These technologies are crucial for supplying regenerative energy in a way which preserves the climate and its resources, as well as for driving concepts of the future such as electromobility. Current energy storage systems still provide a considerable potential for improvement in terms of performance and costs to make them even more appealing for energy and mobility supply customers.  This is why BASF and Volkswagen would like to motivate excellent researchers from the worlds of science and business to commit even more to the field of electrochemistry and their applications.


Contact persons:

BASF                                                         Volkswagen

Media Relations                                        Communications

Christian Böhme                                       Jens Bobsien

Phone: +49 (0)621 60 20130                    Phone: +49 (0)5361 932529

christian.boehme@basf.com                   jens.bobsien@volkswagen.de











Christian Böhme
Christian Böhme
Media Relations
Globally, BASF is conducting research into innovative cathode materials that make electromobility a reality. A scientist at the Innovation Campus Shanghai, China, fills a climate chamber with small test batteries. 
Last Update May 14, 2019