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Who we are

Our young Ventures

Overcoming challenges for our customers is part of our DNA. To achieve this, we also leave the beaten tracks, for example with our start-ups: since breakthrough innovations need creative minds and new ideas. This is why we invest worldwide in young, promising companies and funds.


BASF New Business GmbH

Tracking down potentially ground-breaking innovations, developing them for market roll-out and ultimately establishing them successfully in the market: this is what BASF New Business GmbH does in the field of chemistry, consistently focusing on finding solutions to significant problems raised by customers in existing or emerging markets.
Two coworkers examine a blue 3d printed model

BASF Venture Capital GmbH

We invest worldwide both in promising young enterprises relevant to BASF’s current and future business fields and in funds. Besides innovations in the fields of chemistry, new materials and sustainability, our areas of focus include digitalization and new business models.

Chemovator GmbH

Chemovator is the business incubator of BASF. We provide a protected space to build commercial ventures from unconventional ideas. Our teams take full ownership of their idea, creatively explore their business and pivot beyond corporate boundaries.

trinamiX GmbH

With our technologies we strive to enable humans and machines to capture and understand the world for improved decision-making and security. With a team of 80 experts from different fields, we are developing and selling 3D and infrared sensing technologies.

BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH

With innovative material solutions for a broad variety of 3D printing technologies and integrated engineering services, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH accelerates the industrialization of additive manufacturing (AM).