The Green Transition
The Green Transition

What is Innovation Hub Nordic?

Innovation Hub Nordic is a regional pitch event hosted by the world’s leading chemical company BASF, organized for innovators and start-ups from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. This year the focus is on The Green Transition and following the necessary change needed to satisfy the climate imperative.

Who can apply?

Both individuals and start-ups, established or in a concept stage coming from selected countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, aged 18+ years. If this is you, BASF wants to help you to develop your idea further.

How can you use the funds from Innovation Hub Nordic?

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.
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What your solution needs to fulfil in order to qualify for Innovation Hub Nordic?

Regardless of the development phase, from concept to scaleup,
BASF can help you to move your innovation solution or start-up forward.

Your idea needs to cover one of the following topics:
Including, but not limited to:

Solutions that contribute to more sustainable, more environmentally-respectful production cycles, digital base for closed-loop recycling, solutions for biodegradable and biobased plastics, (bio)chemical recycling solutions, recycling process catalysts, recycling of battery materials, resource-efficient products and services
Including, but not limited to:

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 solutions, optimizing heating and cooling and ventilation, decarbonizing energy systems, smart transportation solutions
Including, but not limited to:

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, solutions that improve different input/output processes
Including, but not limited to:

Application of scientific solutions for developing resilient systems, solutions for increasing the share of renewable energies in circulation, solutions promoting zero-emission technologies, solutions for creating value-added products, solutions for biodegradable materials, photosynthesis solutions, biomass and nanotechnology solutions, macroalgae technologies
For more information, take a look at our Terms and Conditions.

Steps to Funding

How it works
Apply for Innovation Hub Nordic

Apply here
Become a part of the local event by qualifying into TOP 5 from your country
Prepare your pitch deck
Present the idea in front of a local jury and secure your place at Innovation Hub Nordic Grand Finale
Winning the local event automatically extends your participation to the Grand Finale, where your idea will be challenged together with 4 other winning solutions
The winner announcement!
Winner of Innovation Hub Nordic Grand Finale will receive the initial support in the amount of EUR 5,000 provided by BASF and 3-day pro bono consultancy services, provided by KEARNEY. You get to decide how to use it, even if the solution will not be further supported

Apply now

Whether you are applying as an individual or as a start-up, send us the name of your solution and contact information. 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 all other details and everything you wish to know about Innovation Hub Nordic. For all additional inquiries, contact us at [email protected].

About the program


About the program

For the first time in 2023, BASF is bringing the concept of Innovation Hub events to the Nordic region. This regional pitch event, held in close collaboration between Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden is bringing together and supporting the start-up community and their solutions targeting The Green Transition, through Circularity, Decarbonization, AgTech and BioScience. As an environmentally oriented event that promotes STEM and brings to the fore innovation, start-up community and brand-new ideas, it helps in reaching UN Sustainable Goals and making the EU Green Deal a success. Innovation Hub Nordic represents a playground for establishing strong communication and partnership relations with the prominent start-ups, but also BASF customers – with one goal in mind: to support and explore possible business opportunities. Organized by the world’s leading chemical company BASF in partnership with global consultancy services company KEARNEY, Innovation Hub Nordic will be open for registration and applications from January 9, 2023 and will conclude on April 20 and April 21 with four rounds of local events and one Grand Finale. For more information contact us at [email protected].