The protected space for BASF intrapreneurs

Incubating Chemistry Businesses

Chemovator is the business incubator of BASF. Twelve early-stage Venture Teams at a time can join our full-time program in Mannheim.

Along the Chemovator Journey, we support our ventures with unconventional resources to validate their ideas around chemistry. With the help of a startup mindset, we enable our Venture Teams to turn ideas into investable and scalable business opportunities.

We are here for you

Are you a BASF-employee with a great idea from your domain that you believe can be turned into a real business in and around the chemical industry? Then Chemovator is the perfect place for you!

Chemovator is the business incubator of BASF. Our door is open to all BASF-employees. From researchers to business employees from operating or functional divisions: The entire BASF Verbund is invited to form a Venture Team and get to know themselves as “intrapreneurs” – employees who act as entrepreneurs within a corporate framework.

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Laboratories & research divisions
Functional divisons
Operating divisions
Corporate divisions

Experience Chemovator

*Virtual* Venture Spotlight

*Virtual* Venture Spotlight


Discover the journey of our current and alumni Venture Teams in a virtual event where founders share their stories and what Chemovator means to their success.

Chemovator Birthday

Chemovator Birthday


Stay tuned for celebrating our birthday together!

Insights into Chemovator

Tanja Bogumil
“Chemovator is the business incubator of BASF – we are building disrupting and impactful ventures that are meant to last.”

Tanja Bogumil, Entrepreneur in Residence

Carola Windlin
“To meet and to collaborate with so many inspiring and entrepreneurial people is absolutely exciting. Thank you Chemovator for making this possible.”

Carola Windlin, Co-Founder 1000 Satellites Coworking

Mischa Feig
“Fast decision taking paired with experience from real entrepreneurs help us to move quickly and meet our targets in time. Chemovator offers us the space to build up a new business idea, which could be scaled even outside the organization.”

Mischa Feig, Boxlab

Markus Bold
“Chemovator is the gateway to commercial creativity.”

Dr. Markus Bold, Head of Chemovator GmbH

Tobias Mentzel
“The first months in Chemovator were very intense. We learned a lot about our customers and their needs. In Chemovator we received just the right support to do that.”

Tobias Mentzel, FaCELLitate

Maik Schacht
“We pitched @ Chemovator, because we believe here is the best place in BASF to test and boost our business idea.”

Maik Schacht, Be-Grow

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