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About the Company

BASF combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of its customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. BASF’s portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions.

Partnership with Greentown Labs

BASF is the founding partner of Greentown’s wet lab, an 1,800-square-foot BSL-1 lab that allows startups to innovate in water, advanced materials, and green chemistry right next to their prototyping lab and office space. When Greentown moved into its headquarters, BASF was eager to step up and support Greentown startups with this new offering. BASF also sponsors two benches in the wet lab, allowing companies to work in the space rent-free and developing deep ties with those startups.

BASF led Greentown alumni company NBD Nano’s $8 million Series B round in 2017, and in 2019 partnered with Greentown’s internal accelerator, Greentown Launch, for the Circularity Challenge, a program focused on breakthroughs in the plastics, energy storage, and recycling value chains.

Learn more about BASF and Greentown’s partnership.

Advisory Board Member

Joshua Speros

Investment Manager, BASF