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BASF Research Press Conference 2012


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BASF Research Press Conference 2012

  1. 1. From Science to Innovation –How Chemistry Contributes to Health SolutionsBASF Research Press Conference on March 29, 2012
  2. 2. Moving BASF to the next level –The importance of innovationDr. Andreas KreimeyerBASF SEMember of the Board of Executive DirectorsResearch Executive Director
  3. 3. BASF today – the leading chemical company No. 1 – 3 market positions in over 75% of businesses Active management of portfolio towards higher returns and less cyclicality Focus on innovative products and solutions Operational excellence with unique Verbund concept Strong earnings power, high cash flow generation and a strong financial profile Generation of long-term attractive shareholder returns 3
  4. 4. Demographic challenges set the stagefor the future of the chemical industryNine billion people in 2050 but only one earthResources, Food & Nutrition Quality of LifeEnvironment & Climate Chemistry as enablerSustainability Innovation focus Growth of 60% ofand innovation on materials chemical production chemical productionas main driver and solutions above GDP in emerging countries 4
  5. 5. BASF’s “We create chemistry” Strategyputs focus on sustainable innovations Growth drivers: sustainability, innovation and investments Expansion of Functionalized Materials & Solutions Additional value from industry groups and cross-disciplinary innovation Technology and operational excellence in all businesses and regions Internationalization of organization according to market needs 5
  6. 6. Innovation at BASFR&D 2011 at a GlanceResearch for the future: with our innovative products and processes,we provide sustainable solutions for global challenges. 10,100 R&D employees Corporate Research Chemicals Around 2,800 projects Plastics 9% 8% Expenditures for R&D circa €1.61 billion, world leader in chemical industry Performance Products 23% 21% ca. Since 2005 increase € 1.61 of R&D expenditures up to 50% billion Functional Solutions 1% Annual sales from product innovations* 12% in 2011: €8 billion Agricultural 26% Solutions Oil & Gas* New or improved products or applications, max 5 years on market 6
  7. 7. BASF has the strongest patent portfolioin the chemical industry  Measures strength of a company’s Technology patent portfolio in global markets Relevance  Takes into account relevance of patents Number of worldwide citations of a patent (normalized number of citations) in other patents  Factors in market size covered by Competitive Market individual inventions (expressed by Impact Coverage Gross National Income) Contribution Extent of patent to competitive protection in 100% advantage global markets 75% 65% 63% Portfolio Size Number of Patent Asset IndexTM 30% worldwide active patent families BASF Bayer DuPont Dow Evonik ChemicalQuelle: PatentSight. Methode: Prof. Ernst, WHU (Ernst H.;Omland N.; World Patent Information 33 (2011) 34 - 41) 7
  8. 8. New BASF products Ecovio® FS Paper Cetiol® RLF PeroXeal™ Tinuvin® MEYCO® Minefill Natuphos® Combi iGloss® Xemium® Ultradur® B4520 PRO 8
  9. 9. BASF Interdisciplinary Know-How-VerbundExamples from our cooperation networkWorking with the best partners in science & industryJonas: Strasbourg, smart forvision unicat BerlinFreiburg, ZurichInnovate in multi-materials BASF’s and Daimler’s ideas New catalytic processesand systems for holistic electric mobility for raw material change 9
  10. 10. Three pillars of our new innovation set-upto make R&D more effective and efficientFrom Chemicals Globalization pays off Solutionsto Chemistry for a sustainable future R&D focus on high future business potential areas for sustainable solutions – close to our customers worldwide 10
  11. 11. From Chemicals to ChemistryShift of Innovation Focus  Chemistry as key enabler 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 for functionalized materials & solutions New  Deep understanding of molecules customer value chains required Improved applications Functionalized materials & solutions Batteries, membranes... From chemicals to chemistry 11
  12. 12. BASF Global Know-How-Verbund Science Relations and Innovation Management International and interdisciplinary R&D network Research Universities institutions  4 Technology platforms Process Research &  External partnerships Chem. Engineering with industry and science Biological BASF Advanced & Effect Research Materials  R&D Verbund Systems Verbund & Systems with 1,950 cooperations Plant Science High-tech Partners joint ventures in industry BASF Future Business 12
  13. 13. We create chemistry 13