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Collaborations with industry

We pursue open innovation: together with other innovative companies, we bundle different competences, develop best practices and work on sustainable products and solutions.

Please have a look at some projects representing the numerous cooperative ventures we pursue with our partners from industry:  

Better, healthier nutrition - Bessere, gesündere Ernährung

Drought-Tolerant Corn

Since 2007, BASF Plant Science and Monsanto have jointly developed higher yielding crops that are more resistant to environmental stress conditions such as drought. In 2013, Monsanto successfully launched Genuity® DroughtGard® Hybrids – the first commercial product of our collaboration. DroughtGard Hybrids are part of a systems approach for mitigating yield losses due to drought stress.

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For more than 20 years BASF experts have constantly supported adidas in further developing the performance of their running shoes through innovative materials. Using BASF’s new foam Infinergy®, adidas has now developed the Energy Boost, a thoroughly new running shoe with unique spring and cushioning properties.

Kohlenstoffmanagement: Neue Katalysatoren für saubere Olefine

Groundbreaking new catalyst and steam-reforming process 

The DRYREF™ technology is the result of a collaboration between Linde and BASF. BASF researchers recently developed the catalyst SYNSPIRE™ which was combined with a smart process technology for syngas production of Linde pushing this key process for many industries a big step forward. The new technology reduces the amount of steam required in the reforming process and puts "waste" carbon dioxide to good use. This contributes to energy savings and improved CO2 footprint of the production plants. An award winning new technology as BASF and Linde Engineering have received the ICIS Award 2019 for Best Process Innovation“.

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Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG)

Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) and BASF signed an exclusive global development and license agreement for an insecticide with a new mode of action. The new, highly-effective active ingredient delivers innovative insect control solutions to growers and pest management professionals. The new molecule was discovered by MCAG. Over the next three years MCAG and BASF will intensify their join research activities to develop unique formulations for specific markets and applications.