Plant biotechnology research in the greenhouse, Research Triangl

We create chemistry – Innovations for the future

A growing need for food, energy and clean water for a booming world population, limited resources and protecting the climate – reconciling all these factors is the greatest challenge of our time. Innovations based on chemistry play a key role here, as they contribute decisively to new solutions.

Our Research

At BASF, around 10,000 employees are working worldwide in research and development on innovations for the chemical industry.

Our Innovations at BASF

BASF is one of the world's most innovative companies. Innovations are our wellspring and our driving force. With our products and processes, we provide sustainable solutions for global challenges.

Organic Synthetic Lab in Mumbai, India / Organic Synthetic Lab d

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.

Design at BASF

Design aspects play an important role in the success of new products in the region, including color choice, material combination and material finish. BASF helps bring to life the creative ideas of the design community in Asia Pacific.

Creative solutions and efficient research by interdisciplinary, diverse teams

Our Way to Innovations

For BASF, innovation is the key to successfully standing out from the crowd in a challenging market environment. Our innovative strength is based on our global team of highly qualified employees with various specializations.

Research Facts and Figures 2017 


~10,000                                                              ~€ 1,888 million                                     

employees in research and development worldwide                                      in research and development expenditures


~70                          ~3,000 
R&D locations worldwide                                                                                R&D projects


patents filed