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Who we are

Innovations for a sustainable future

Optimism is what drives all human beings. At BASF, this motivates us every day to develop solutions for the greatest challenges of our time – so we can better protect the climate, make optimal use of limited resources and provide food, energy and clean water for a booming world population.

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Innovations made BASF the leading chemical company. Today our customers and the whole society are more than ever looking for innovative solutions. We all need answers for problems like climate change, scarcity of resources and marine littering. As the most innovative chemical company we take a special responsibility here, because innovations based on chemistry are key to those answers.

   

With our Carbon Management Program we set a benchmark in achieving the climate protection targets, with our  ChemCycling approach we aim towards a circular economy. We also co-founded the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global effort to end plastic waste in the environment. This is how we understand our corporate purpose – "We create chemistry for a sustainable future". 

Vorsitzender des Vorstands: Legal, Taxes, Insurance & Intellectual Property; Corporate Development; Corporate Communications & Government Relations; Senior Executive Human Resources; Investor Relations; Compliance; BASF 4.0; Corporate Technology & Operational Excellence; Digitalization in Research & Development; Innovation Management
Martin Brudermüller
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE

Our innovative power 

                              … is based on efficient research and development. We build on our Know-How Verbund: the great creativity, the specific skills and the broad knowledge of our networks. It is all about developing solutions together … 

for a sustainable future
  

Facts and figures 2020

~10,000
employees in research and development (R&D) worldwide

> 2 billion €
expenses for R&D

16.7 billion €
sales from Accelerator products

~950
new patents worldwide

 

Collaborations in Alliances and networks with universities and institutes

We innovate in eight Academic Research Alliances and maintain close relations with approximately 250 universities, institutes and individual research groups around the world. Collaboration is all about bringing the right people together to find answers to the big challenges of today. 

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Research facts and figures 2017

~10,000

     employees in research and

      development worldwide

 

~70

      R&D locations worldwide

 

~80

     patents filed

~1,888 million

  expenditures in research and
    development in 2017

 

~3,000

                           R&D projects

 

 

 

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Battery Materials

With our innovations in battery materials, electric cars will recharge in just 15 minutes in 2025. See how BASF's innovations in battery materials inspired young filmmakers.

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IR Detectors : Hertzstück™

PbS and PbSe near-infrared detectors and arrays with a unique encapsulation for longer lifetime and highest detectivity at room temperature.

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Supercomputer Quriosity

Get to know Quriosity, BASF’s supercomputer with a computing power of 1.75 petaflops.

Neha Bajpayee, chemist, investigates current research samples of dye intermediates. The researchers at the Organic Synthetic Lab in Mumbai, India, are working on agricultural solutions, solutions for the energy and leather industry and specialty chemicals. They also synthesize intermediates for industrial applications.        
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Neha Bajpayee, Chemikerin, untersucht aktuelle Forschungsproben zu Farbstoffzwischenprodukten. Die Forscher im Organic Synthetic Labor in Mumbai, Indien, arbeiten an agricultural solutions, Lösungen für die Energie- und Lederindustrie, Spezialchemikalien und synthetisieren Zwischenprodukte für industrielle Anwendungen.
Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF., Neha Bajpayee, chemist, investigates current research samples of dye intermediates. The researchers at the Organic Synthetic Lab in Mumbai, India, are working on agricultural solutions, solutions for the energy and leather industry and specialty chemicals. They also synthesize intermediates for industrial applications.        
Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF

Neha Bajpayee, Chemikerin, untersucht aktuelle Forschungsproben zu Farbstoffzwischenprodukten. Die Forscher im Organic Synthetic Labor in Mumbai, Indien, arbeiten an agricultural solutions, Lösungen für die Energie- und Lederindustrie, Spezialchemikalien und synthetisieren Zwischenprodukte für industrielle Anwendungen.
Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF.

R&D in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific is home to the headquarters of BASF’s Advanced Materials & Systems Research Technology Platform, as well as several key R&D sites focused on crop protection, electronics, and battery materials.