The hub for early-stage ventures to shape the future of tomorrow.

Who are we?

Chemovator is the business incubator of BASF and supports venture teams to turn great business proposals into scalable and investable business opportunities.

We leverage the unique connection to BASF knowledge and domain expertise, ambitious founders, industry partners, universities, investors, and the entrepreneurship ecosystem to create deep tech opportunities that truly matter for our industry.

Our offer?


We invest in your team and take you from pre-seed to the next level. Find out what we are looking for and how to apply.

Our Elevate Program


We support you in developing from corporate employee to founder. Are you a BASF employee interested in entrepreneurship with or without a business idea? Find out how to join here.

Our Evolve Program

What motivates us and why does it matter? And why should it matter to you?

Because chemistry is essential for all areas of modern life …

… yet, there is much room for improvement!


  • Build up more renewable feedstock
  • Reduction and management of CO2 emissions
  • Circularity and closing the loop
  • Reduction of plastic waste
  • Improved waste stream management
  • Recyclability of materials

Process Innovation

  • Increased efficiency in processes
  • Modernization of an “old” industry

Next Generation Materials

  • Alternatives for fossil fuels

The chemical industry has been contributing to the emergence of some of the most pressing challenges that our industry, society and planet are facing today.

The Way Forward

The chemical industry also provides all necessary resources and knowledge to develop potential solutions

  • Knowledge and domain expertise
  • Science, research & development
  • Decades of experience
  • Technical capabilities
  • Innovation power
We aim to shape the future of the chemical industry backed by the powerhouse BASF, but we can’t do it alone – are you in? Learn about our incubation programs

Experience Chemovator