In December 2014, BASF broke ground on an Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai. The Innovation Campus will be a key hub of BASF’s global research and development (R&D) network, and, next to Shanghai, BASF’s second major R&D location in Asia-Pacific.
The Innovation Campus will host global research activities as well as regional and local development activities. The facility will accommodate around 300 scientists investigating areas such as crop protection, process development, and polymer research. By combining development activities with global research, the campus will foster the exchange of know-how and ideas about the latest technologies and methods, ensure access to state-of-the-art equipment, and create synergies in the fields of research and development.
The new building will include multiple features designed to minimize energy use, including a second façade, a reflective roof, water chillers for air conditioning, and photovoltaic panels. The building will also maximize the use of natural light through a glass-roofed atrium that directs daylight into the building core.
The BASF Innovation Campus is planned to begin operation in 2017.