Innovation Challenge

If you’re a startup working in the Sustainability and AI/Gen AI spaces, we are looking for you!



At BASF, we believe in the power of innovation to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our planet today. As advocates for sustainability, we recognize the crucial role that artificial intelligence (AI) can play in driving positive change across industries and communities.

Our Innovation Challenge seeks to harness the power of cutting-edge technologies and creativity of startups worldwide to develop AI-driven solutions that address key sustainability issues. We are looking for groundbreaking ideas that have the potential to make a tangible impact.

Preferred focus areas

Benefits for winners

The selected winner will have an exclusive opportunity to collaborate with BASF, co-creating and implementing cutting-edge solutions. Receive funding for the PoC, access expert consultation, gain customer and data access, and validate your solution.

Selection criteria

The Challenge is open to global companies that meet the following criteria:

  • Growth stage startups: Companies beyond the idea phase, with early success and market traction
  • Innovation and Impact: AI solutions tackling a significant sustainability issue with measurable benefits
  • Scalability and Feasibility: Scalable, financially viable model with a clear growth path 
  • Technology Viability: Robust AI technology with scientifically proven results 
  • Team Expertise and Commitment: Skilled team dedicated to executing the business plan and partnering with BASF

Challenge timeline



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