Envision 2050
Envision 2050

What is BASF Innovation Hub 2023?

BASF Innovation Hub 2023 is a regional pitch event hosted by the world’s leading chemical company BASF. This year participants should pitch their ideas related to Envision 2050 - trailblazing solutions, setting the ground for sustainable future and leading green and digital transitions toward responsible, compatible and human-centric systemic transformation.

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 develop your idea further.

How can you use the funds from BASF Innovation Hub 2023?

BASF, the world's largest chemical company is giving you the chance to accelerate your start-up or innovative idea by providing development opportunities you need to go to the next level.
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external people to develop a feature for your product

What your solution needs to fulfil in order to qualify for BASF Innovation Hub 2023?

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:

  • Digital solutions that focus on increasing process and energy efficiency
  • Solutions for increasing the share of renewable energies in power supply (thermal, solar, wind)
  • Thermal energy and insulation solutions
  • Optimizing heating and cooling and ventilation
  • Decarbonizing energy systems
  • Promoting zero-emission technologies
  • Biodegradable materials, biomass and nanotechnology solutions
  • Smart transportation solutions
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
  • Increasing the share of renewable energies in circulation
Farm to Fork
Including, but not limited to:

  • Precision application technologies
  • Digital farming advisory services
  • Digital farming solution
  • Solutions that contribute to more sustainable food systems
  • Selective crop protection products and biological crop protection
  • Solutions that improve different input/output processes
  • Application of scientific solutions for developing resilient systems
  • Macroalgae technologies
For more information, take a look at our Terms and Conditions.

Steps to Funding

How it works
Apply for BASF Innovation Hub 2023

Apply here
Become a part of the local event by qualifying into TOP 5 from your country cluster
Prepare your pitch deck
Present the idea in front of a local jury and secure your place at the BASF Innovation Hub 2023 Grand Finale
Winning the local event automatically extends your participation to the Grand Finale, where your idea will be challenged together with 6 other winning solutions from local events
The winner announcement!
Winner of BASF Innovation Hub 2023 Grand Finale will receive an initial incentive in the amount of EUR 5,000 gross, provided by BASF – no matter whether the idea will 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 document 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 BASF Innovation Hub 2023. For all additional inquiries, contact us at [email protected].

About the program


About the program

For a third time in a row, BASF is bringing the concept of Innovation Hub events to 11 countries of Central and Southeast Europe. The climate is changing, so we are on a mission to set the ground for sustainable future and leading green and digital transitions toward responsible, compatible, and human-centric systemic transformation. On our path to do so, we are supporting regional start-up community and innovators and bringing them together to accelerate green transition through Cleantech, Circularity and Farm to Fork solutions on a quest to Envision 2050.

BASF Innovation Hub 2023 is creating a space for strong communication and partnership relations with prominent start-ups, interested stakeholders, but also BASF customers. This event is organized by the world’s leading chemical company BASF with multiple goals in mind: to support and explore possible business opportunities and make EU Green Deal a success.

BASF Innovation Hub 2023 - Envision 2050 will be open for registration and application from May 30, 2023 and will conclude on November 23rd & 24th with three rounds of local events and one Grand Finale. For more information contact us at [email protected].