Plant biotechnology research in the greenhouse, Research Triangl
Who we are

Research for the future

Effective and efficient research and development are a prerequisite for innovations as well as an important growth engine for BASF. We work in interdisciplinary teams on innovative processes and products for a sustainable future. This is how we ensure our long-term business success with chemistry-based solutions for almost all sectors of industry.

At BASF, around 10,000 employees are working worldwide in research and development on innovations for the chemical industry. Our employees are engaged in about 3,000 research and development projects at approximately 70 locations. Thanks to our close cooperation with numerous partners from academia and business, we have created an international and interdisciplinary Know-How Verbund.

BASF R&D sites with proximity to customers and markets

Our research focus – we create chemistry for a sustainable future

Creative solutions and efficient research by interdisciplinary, diverse teams

We bundle our competencies

Within our unique global Know-how Verbund we bring together our manifold competencies: Together with partners from science and business we work for sustainable products and solutions.



We pursue bold ideas. Partnerships play an important role in these activities. In a highly diversified, global and international network, new ideas are generated and new impulses are given to research.

Our way to innovations

We follow a clear-cut yet flexible innovation process comprising all steps from ideation to product launch.

Images from the world of research

Spectacular scanning electron microscopy images from BASF’s research allow the viewer unique insights into the shapes and structures of the microcosm and visualize what is normally hidden to the human eye.