BASF Innovation Hub Nordic

Deadline: As soon as possible

Program Starts: April 20, 2023

Program Ends: April 21, 2023


Creative Ideas Tech & IT


  • Germany
  • Worldwide


Ready to Innovate? BASF is supporting Renewables.


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.

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

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

Opportunity is About


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Description of Ideal Candidate

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.

Participant: A personagedat least 18years can apply as an individual or inateam of maximum 5 people (having or not officially registered company). In case of applying as a team, the Organizer will communicate only with 1 team representative, chosen by their team members, while the rules from Terms will apply toall team members.


Deadline: As soon as possible

Program starts:

April 20, 2023

Program ends:

April 21, 2023

Program Starts: April 20, 2023

Program Ends: April 21, 2023

Cost/funding for participants

The best idea will get an initial investment of EUR 5,000 gross in any case (EUR 2,500 gross as a winner on a local level)–no matter whether the idea will be further supported by BASF.

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 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 your product
  • Market your product
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