BASF Innovation Hub 2022 is a regional pitch event hosted by the world’s leading chemical company
BASF, where innovators
and start-ups from Central and Southeast Europe offer solutions to key environmental challenges
of today in order to
gain further funding. This year we focus on Renewables.
Who can apply?
Both individuals and start-ups, established or in a concept stage coming from selected countries:
Austria, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and
Slovenia, aged 18+ years.
If this is you, BASF wants to help you to develop your idea further.
How can you use the funds from BASF Innovation Hub 2022?
BASF, the world’s largest chemical company is giving you the chance to accelerate your
start-up or innovative idea by
providing the funding you need to go to the next level.
Build a product
Promote your product
Design your product
Upgrade or Optimize your product
Test your product
Hire external people to develop a feature for
Market your product
What your solution needs to fulfil in order to qualify for the BASF Innovation Hub
Regardless of the development phase, from concept to scaleup, BASF can help you to move your
innovation solution or
Your idea needs to cover one of the following topics:
Digital solutions that focus on increasing process and energy
efficiency, solutions for increasing the share of
renewable energies in the power supply (thermal, solar, wind), thermal energy and insulation
heating and cooling and ventilation, decarbonizing energy systems and/or promoting
Lithium-ion battery materials, biofuels (additives), fuel cell
materials, electromagnetic impenetrable materials and/or
environment friendly but resistant materials for EQ housing
Farm to fork
Precision application technologies, digital farming advisory services,
digital farming solutions, solutions that
contribute to more sustainable food systems, selective crop protection products and/or
biological crop protection
Become a part of the local event by qualifying into TOP 5 from your
Prepare your pitch deck
Present the idea in front of a local jury and secure your place at BASF
Innovation Hub 2022 Grand Finale together with
an initial investment of EUR 2,500 gross
Winning the local event automatically extends your participation to the
Grand Finale, where your idea will be challenged
together with 5 others
The winner announcement!
Becoming a winner of BASF Innovation Hub 2022 Grand Finale will provide
you with an additional funding in the amount of
EUR 5,000 gross to further develop your idea – You get to decide how to spend it, even
if the solution will not be
further supported by BASF
If you are applying as an individual send us your full name and a
contact number. If you are applying as a team, send us
the full name and contact number of your team leader. This is an obligatory first step to
count you in.
Next, download and fill out the Application Form and submit it together
with a .pdf about your project. Read more about
how to do it in Terms and Conditions.
Terms and Conditions
Here you can find detailed information about BASF Innovation Hub 2022
implementation, phases, timeline, requirements and
correct application steps.
About the program
About the program
After a pilot project in 2018 and Start-up Science in 2020, in 2021 we have organized the first ever
series of events under the name of BASF Innovation Hub 2021. The idea behind
them was to support innovators and start-ups in their search for solutions to key
environmental challenges of today.
BASF Innovation Hub 2021 saw the participation of innovators and Jury members from 11
countries in Central and Southeast
Europe, 13+ hours of Live streams divided into 5 local events and one Grand Finale, and with
10k+ viewers - showcased
the need to keep fostering innovation and exploring the potential of prominent start-ups.
Together with the objective to
reach UN Sustainable Goals and make the EU Green Deal a success, BASF decided to continue
partnerships and community networks, resulting in development of BASF Innovation Hub 2022.
The topic is Renewables,
including three subtopics with endless possibilities for ideas. 11 countries, 6 local
events, 1 Grand Finale and total
funding in the amount of EUR 20,000.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future.
We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around
111,000 employees in the
BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the
portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies,
Nutrition & Care and
Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock
Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S.